Brenda Louise McKee Mercer, 54, of Arlington, Tennessee (formerly of Wilmington, Ohio) went home to be with the Lord 2:30 PM, Thursday, July 7, 2011 at her residence. Her devoted husband, Eddie Mercer is left to mourn her death. They were married September 30, 1989. Mrs. Mercer was born November 11, 1956, in Wilmington, Ohio, daughter of Evelyn M. Washington McKee of Wilmington, Ohio, and Robert W. (Paulette Flint) McKee of Wilmington, Ohio. She was a 1976 graduate of Wilmington High School and attended Ohio University in Athens and Arizona College in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mrs. Mercer worked at Motorola in Arizona, Irwin Auger Bit Co. in Wilmington, and most recently at Macy’s Department Store in Memphis, Tennessee. She was a member of the Bible Missionary Baptist Church in Wilmington. She was a kind and loving person who never met a stranger. She was a very devoted wife.
In addition to her husband and parents, she is survived by four sisters, Sharon (Courtney) Carr of Wilmington, Ohio, Evelyn McKee (Paul Elfrink) Mullins of Centerburg, Ohio; Frances Kelly McKee of Dayton, Ohio, and Tonya Sanderson of Lewis Center, Ohio; a brother, Bruce (Vanessa) McKee of Wilmington, Ohio; a brother-in-law, Mike (Colene) Mercer of Cincinnati, Ohio; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Connie Mercer of Cincinnati, Ohio; three aunts, Marie Doyle of Dayton, Ohio, Willa (Anthony) Colbert of Alexandria, Virginia, and Blanka McKee of Jeffersonville, Ohio; three uncles, Edward (Jean) Washington of Wilmington, Ohio, William Dale McKee of Wilmington, Ohio, and Eugene Clark of Xenia, Ohio; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, William and Naomi Washington, William McKee and Thelma McKee; a brother, Robert W. McKee; four aunts, Janet Washington, Marilyn Clark, Louise Cassel, and Edith Davis; three uncles, Norman Cassel, David Washington, and Daniel Davis; and a brother-in-law, Woodson Lee Sanderson.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Friday, July 15, 2011 at the Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 243 Grant Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Dr. Kurtis Summerville officiating. Burial will be in Sabina Cemetery. Friends may call from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, Friday, July 15, 2011 at Bible Missionary Baptist Church. If desired memorial contributions may be made to the Wings of Cancer Foundation, 100 N. Humphreys Blvd., Memphis, Tennessee 38120.