Hazel Baillio Mercer
Kilgore, Texas - A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Hazel Baillio Mercer, 97, will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Kilgore, TX. Officiating will be Father Daniel Dower of Christ the King Catholic Church and Dr. F. Randy Harper of Bellaire Baptist Church, Bossier City, LA. Interment will follow in Kilgore Cemetery.
Hazel was born on June 22, 1915 in Alexandria, LA and passed away on February 4, 2013 in Shreveport, LA. Mrs. Mercer was a long time resident of Kilgore and along with her husband Charles Mercer owned and operated Mercer Appliances, Mercer Marine Boat Dealership, Mercer Washateria and Mercer Beauty Salon. Hazel was a faithful Catholic and a member of Christ the King Catholic Church. She enjoyed walking and was a master gardener.
Mrs. Mercer was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Mercer, her parents and 6 brothers and sisters.
Left to cherish beautiful memories of Hazel is her nephew, Robert Earl Mayence, Jr. and wife Claudia; niece, Kitty Taylor and husband Bill; great nieces, Michele Boswell and Jennifer Taylor; great nephews, Michael Mayence, Robert Earl Mayence, III and Barry Taylor; great great nephew, John-Michael Boswell; great great nieces, Caroline Boswell and Mia Mayence; special friends Tiajuana Hardy and Latoya Bogan; and long time companion and special friend, "Bongo Mayence".
Honoring Mrs. Mercer as pallbearers will be: Robert Earl Mayence, III, Michael Mayence, Mike Boswell, John-Michael Boswell, Brant Bennett, Billy Bob Brady and Gary Ryan. Honorary pallbearer will be Jimmy Breedlove.
Rader Funeral Home - Kilgore, TX (903) 984-2525
Published in Shreveport Times on Feb. 6, 2013