MERCER, Christine I., 75, of Valrico passed away December 11, 2012 surrounded by her beloved family. Mrs. Mercer's faith in God was the center point of a life committed to serving the needs of her family and others. She was preceded in death by parents, Floyd and Bessie Mae Brooks; and grandson, Bret. Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Loren; sons, Eddie (Darlene), Teddy, Ricky (Charlynn); six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 13 brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Bell Shoals Baptist Church. The family will receive friends from 10a.m. until service time at the church.