Joyce Mercer Atkins

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Joyce Mercer Atkins

February 19, 1941 -

July 2, 2014

Mrs. Joyce Mercer Atkins, 73, of Milton passed away on Tuesday, July 2, 2014. Mrs. Atkins was a native and lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County, Florida. She was born on February 19, 1941 to Luther J. Mercer and Lillie Belle Paulk Mercer. Mrs. Atkins is preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 48 years, Jerry Eugene Atkins, Sr. She was a life member of the Pleasant Home Baptist Church.

Mrs. Atkins is survived by her two sons, Jerry E. (Kim) Atkins, Jr. and Mark (Donna) Atkins; a daughter, Carolyn Perrigo; numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren; a sister, Jane Bowen; and a brother Lamar Mercer.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Atkins will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 5, 2014 at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel with Rev. Alton Nixon officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Home Baptist Church Cemetery with Lewis Funeral Home directing.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm prior to services on Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Lewis Funeral Home, Milton Chapel.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on July 4, 2014
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