Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Stella Lenore LaValley Mercer

August 24, 1937June 27, 2020

Stella Lenore (LaValley) Mercer, passed away peacefully at the age of 82, at her home on June 27, 2020. Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00PM – 1:45PM at Leak Memory Chapel. Graveside services will be at 2:00PM at St. Margaret’s-Oakwood Cemetery on Thursday, July 2, 2020 with Fr. Phillip McKenna officiating. Mrs. Mercer was born and raised in Ellenburg, NY to the late Fred and Mable LaValley on August 24, 1937. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Mercer; daughter, Debbie; and sister, Martha Trombley. Mrs. Mercer is survived by two children, Judy Mercer and Karen Cook (Lee); four grandchildren, Deborah Johnston, Wesley Cook (Taylor), Amanda Potter (Steven), and Marisa Cook; two great grandchildren, Hunter and MaKenzie; sister, Geraldine Ramos; and brother, Floyd LaValley. After spending her early life living on a farm in northern New York, Stella met and married the love of her life, Jerry. They traveled and lived in several places due to the military. Stella adored raising her three children along with taking much pride in her work in the medical field. They retired in 1995 and moved to Florida until her husband’s passing in 1997, at which time she relocated to Montgomery. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and volunteered in several ministries. She was a lifelong league bowler until the age of 81. She also enjoyed her weekly dominos and card games with family and friends, and she better not catch you cheating! Stella loved her family deeply and we are thankful for her endless sacrifices and prayers. Her life has been the best example of selfless love and devotion. We will miss her deeply, for she was one of the most wonderful people in the world! Serving as pallbearers will be Lee Cook, Wesley Cook, Dan Ramos, Roshan Hira, Martha Garcia, and Tina Ramos. Honorary pallbearer will be Hunter Potter. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Holy Spirit Catholic Church in memory of Stella Mercer.


  • Judy Mercer, Daughter
  • Karen Cook (Lee), Daughter
  • Deborah Johnston, Granddaughter
  • Wesley Cook (Taylor), Grandson
  • Amanda Potter (Steven), Granddaughter
  • Marisa Cook, Granddaughter
  • Hunter and MaKenzie, Great grandchildren
  • Geraldine Ramos, Sister
  • Floyd LaValley, Brother
  • Jerry Mercer, Husband (deceased)
  • Debbie Mercer, Daughter (deceased)
  • Martha Trombley, Sister (deceased)

  • Lee Cook
  • Wesley Cook
  • Dan Ramos
  • Roshan Hira
  • Martha Garcia
  • Tina Ramos


  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020


Stella Lenore LaValley Mercer

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Ann Anderson aab

July 8, 2020

I remember her from our bowling together. I always remember her as a very friendly and loving lady. I was so sad to hear of her passing. I shall miss her.

Jennifer Lawrence

June 30, 2020

Stella was so sweet to us. She was a great friend to my Aunt Bonnie. They enjoyed visiting each other almost daily. We enjoyed playing cards with Stella when my granddaughter would visit. Stella will be missed very much.

Rose Pendleton

June 29, 2020

We were so Blessed to have known Mts Mercer for many years, I will always remember her beautiful smile and the sheer excitement in her voice when she spoke of her children and grandchildren , they were loved by her! She will be missed dearly, it was such. Pleasure getting to know her through the years! Heavenly Father we asked for your comfort during a very difficult time for her family and friends