Ingegard Annamarie Mercer
June 22, 1926 – April 8, 2019
Ingegard Mercer, 92, Atlanta, GA., passed away April 8, 2019, at home in Cumming GA. Service will be held at noon Thursday, April 11, at Floral Hills Funeral Home in Tucker, GA. Burial to follow at Floral Hills Cemetery.
Ingegard Mercer was born June 22, 1926, to Walter and Anna (Jonzyck) Ulbrich in Breslau, Germany which is now in the country of Poland and known as the city of Wroclaw. Inge was one of two children. As a girl, she attended school in Breslau until her completion of university, after which she began working full time translating Morse code.
On Feb. 21, 1953, she married Walter Mercer in Aschaffenburg, Germany. Following their marriage, they traveled across the Atlantic and spent their early years in Moultrie, GA. In 1960 they purchased a home in Doraville’s Oakcliff Estates, where they spent the remainder of their years together. Before kids, Inge would take the bus from Brookhaven and then a trolley to downtown Atlanta to her job at Rich’s. After kids, Inge worked in a Fabric Store on Lavista Rd.
In her younger years, Inge could be found doing what she loved most; volunteering; she participated in school and church fundraisers by creating lifesaver men, dolls, blankets and cushy frogs with jiggling eyes. She sewed clothes for the handicapped, crocheted and embroidered for rummage sales to benefit worthy causes. At 79 years young, she still delivered “meals on wheels”, joined the neighbourhood association in Avondale Estates, worked in her yard, participated in church activities and Red Hats Group. In her mid-eighties, she knitted a 7’x4’ cape for the church Christmas play.
Alongside volunteering, raising children and working, Inge also enjoyed cooking, baking cakes and goodies for holidays, parties and events. Friends loved her pound cake – she claims the secret was in her 20-year-old pan which she passed on to daughter-in-law, Robin. Whether it was a bus trip to Ruby Falls, cruising or with family abroad to Germany, she enjoyed traveling with her friends, family, and Young At Heart group.
Inge is survived by daughter, Teresa (Frank) Mitzel, Spring,TX; her son William (Robin) Mercer, Cumming GA; her nephew Werner (Karin) Ulbrich, Grossostheim, Germany and second cousins.
Inge was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, on Jun. 02, 1992; her parents, Walter and Anna; her brother, Walter Ulbrich; her nephew, Gunter Ulbrich; her sister-in-law, Elli (Mann) Ulbrich.
- Teresa (Frank) Mitzel, Daughter
- William (Robin) Mercer, Son
- Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, April 11, 2019