|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1937|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||May 9, 2011|
New Port Richey
Loretta L. Mercer, 74, passed away Monday, May 9, 2011, in New Port Richey, FL. Loretta was a Navy veteran and while stationed in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, met the love of her life, Johnny, in 1959. They were married in 1961 and enjoyed 34 wonderful years until his untimely passing in 1995. She is survived by her only son, Greg. Loretta's adventurous life took her from Ralleigh, NC, to Colorado, Montana, and Virginia, where she received her Bachelor's degree from Radford University and went on to obtain her Masters in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She and Johnny eventually settled in New Port Richey in the mid-80s, where she remained until her passing.
While in New Port Richey, Loretta opened her own counseling practice and worked and counseled for hospitals, charities, and the court system. She touched and helped many lives in her work and was very well-respected by her colleagues in her profession.
Loretta's passions in life were reading, enjoying the beach, traveling, spending time with family, friends, and her precious dog, Missy. Her love for Johnny, Greg, Missy, friends, and clients was unparalleled. She was a loving, generous, Mother and Wife, and will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched.
Mrs Loretta Mercer was a very nice lady who truly did care for people and was always kind and supportive. She loved animals and cherished her dogs very much. I remember the day her beloved dog died. She was so very sad. A while after she adopted another dog and enjoyed talking about her. The world was a better place with Loretta in it.
John Davis Mercer (1939 - 1995)
Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens
New Port Richey
Plot: Garden of Mercy 129 C-2
Created by: J.A. & D.S.
Record added: May 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69679146