Official Obituary of

Ella Pearl (McElroy) Mercer

June 9, 1931 ~ February 13, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Ella Mercer Obituary

Ella Pearl Mercer-McElroy: The angels called on Ella on February 13, 2024. She was born in Georgetown, GA on June 9, 1931, to the late Jim and Myrtle Norris-Mercer. Ella at a young age accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and was baptized and a member of Berry Chapel Church and later moved her membership to First Missionary Baptist Church. After the passing of her mother while a toddler, she was raised by her father along with her grandparents Charlie and Mary Scott-Norris.

Ella attended Kaigler Training School.

Ella loved cooking and was very good at it. She also loved planting and growing flowers. Please don't step in her flower beds. Her favorite song was, "Put a Little Oil in Your Vessel." But most importantly she loved the Lord and her family.

In addition to her parents, Ella is predeceased by her four sons, Wille McElroy, Jr., Johnny and Neil McEroy, Sr. and Sammie Mercer; a granddaughter Andrea McElroy; three sisters and one brother.

Ella’s Legacy continues to live on through her daughter Oveada Harris of Georgetown, GA;  sons Marvin McElroy of Georgetown, GA, Kenneth (Rhonda) McElroy, and Terry (Tara) Mercer of Cartesville, GA; two sisters Eva Davenport of Countryside, IL and Juanita (James) Cromie of Arkansas; three brothers, Charlie and Otis Mercer of Maygood, IL and Richard Mercer of Countryside, IL; one aunt, Ola Mae Norris of Eufaula, AL; brother-in- law, Jessie Wilkes and sister-in-law, Lottie Smith; grandchildren, Kimkeisha, Troy, Ashaki, Lanier, Dion, Terrance Sr., Omar, Dedra, Chrislyn, KuaDrevious, Mherissa, Jhamere, Jasmine, Trintin, Trustin, Neil, Jr., Junae, Breyonia, and Marcus; 33 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would also like to acknowledge her special nieces, Beverly Ramsey, Brenda Norris and Gwendolyn Smith; special sons, McArthur Williams, Jr and Lee Massey, Jr.; a God-Sister,       Ineatha Dennard; and a special friend Sharon Parks.


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