OBITUARY

Debra Kay Mercer

February 9, 1957November 9, 2020
Play Tribute Movie

Debra (Debbie) Kay Lamer Mercer passed November 9, 2020 to join her son, Cody Wayne Mercer, in Heaven. She was born February 9, 1957 to Mary Elizabeth Kennedy and James Kenneth Lamer. They joined the Tinney household and had a special place in her heart for her Daddy, Bob Tinney.

Debbie worked as a registered respiratory therapist, a registered nurse, held a BSN, an Adult Acute Nurse Practitioner and had just received her certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, after three long years of study and hard work. Debbie never met a degree she could not conquer. At the time of her passing, she was serving the Upton County community at the McCamey Rural Health Clinic.

She was a Navy wife for many years and lived in numerous places, always bringing her love and special medical skills with her and to the people she served. She loved being around family and friends and traveling. She had a special fondness for animals, especially her dogs. She and her companion, Bob Martin, became fixtures in the McCamey community. They enjoyed all that small-town life had to offer.

Debbie was preceded in death by son, Cody Mercer, and her parents. She is survived by daughter, Jennifer Mercer’Saurer and husband Chad, three grandsons, Gavyn, Peyton and Conliyn, who were the loves of her life. She is also survived by brothers, Kevin Tinney and Stanley Tinney; sisters Kathy Zeolla, Lori Dunn and Rhonda Tinney. Sherry Holbert was her sister for all practical purposes. Debbie is also survived by her former husband of 35 years, Danny Mercer.

Debbie will be greatly missed by all her family, friends and patients.

SEND FLOWERS Add a
Memory
Receive
Notifications

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Monday, November 16, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Receive
Notifications
Show Your
Support

Memories

Debra Kay Mercer

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Leslie Anderson

November 17, 2020

I met Debbie when she and Danny moved to Washington State. Danny and my husband were shipmates. Debbie and I worked together as nurses, she an RN and me an LPN. Debbie taught me many things about nursing. Whether our husbands were out at sea or at home, we spent time together having wonderful adventures. During one deployment Debbie and I flew to Hong Kong to meet the ship. What a hoot adventure we had there. We "screamed" in laughter one day while riding a bus in Hong Kong, an ambulance was headed towards us driving on the sidewalk! Those were the kinds of adventures we had. I will miss her so much, my heart aches at her passing.

David Crawford

November 17, 2020

SoonOak and I are deeply saddened over your loss. We were stationed with her at White Sands many years ago and have very fond memories. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please reach out if there's is anything we can do.

Tyanna Riddle

November 16, 2020

I'm so sorry for your loss, Debbie was such a wonderful lady, she will be greatly missed!

Joseph Morgan

November 14, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Debbie! She was such a sweet lady and fantastic physician! I worked with her in Odessa, we would trade medical knowledge! She will truly be missed! God bless her soul and her family!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Learn more about the Mercer name

VISIT ANCESTRY.COM