OBITUARY

Vanice Coleman Mercer

March 18, 1942November 9, 2020
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Vanice Coleman Mercer, 78, of Sims passed away Monday. Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 14, 2020, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 13, 2020, at the funeral home located at 2704 Nash St. N, Wilson, NC.

Vanice was a long-time member of Healthy Plain Primitive Baptist Church and had a successful 30-year career in Real Estate. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Surviving are her son, Dean Mercer (Jeannie) of Lucama; three grandchildren, William Mercer, Kristin Joyner and Emily Bailey; one sister, Esther Bissette (Billy S.) of Elm City; and one brother, A. Carroll Coleman (Peggy) of Kenly.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Vanice Michelle Mercer; parents, Grover Cleveland and Bruce Bunn Coleman; three sisters, Fannie Mae Marlowe, Dixie Page and Pearl Lamm; and five brothers, Cleveland Coleman, Bennie Coleman, William Coleman, Garland Coleman and Durand Coleman.

The Mercer family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the staff of Spring Arbor of Wilson for the exceptional care provided to Vanice over the last several years.

Flowers are welcome and memorials may be directed to Healthy Plain Primitive Baptist Church, c/o Esther C. Bissette, 6013 NC Hwy 58 N, Elm City, NC 27822.

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.thomasyelverton.com.

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Rusty @ Pam Barnes

November 22, 2020

Dean we are so sorry for the loss of your mother.

Jean Boykin- Kile

November 11, 2020

It is with a heavy heart that I offer Vanice’s family love and condolences on her recent passing. She was a dear friend throughout high school and beyond. We shared many happy memories that I will always cherish. Please know that all the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Because of the Covid virus I will not be able to go to the service. Vanice I will always love you and know that you are in a better place.
Jean Boykin Kile

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