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Dorothy May Soules Mercer

October 30, 1928 September 26, 2020
Dorothy  May Soules Mercer
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Obituary for Dorothy May Soules Mercer

Dorothy May Soules Mercer, age 91 of Lapeer passed away on September 27, 2020, in the comforts of her home and with her family at her side. Dorothy was a strong-willed woman who fought to the very end.

Dorothy was born and raised in Afton, MI to the late Ethel and Clarence Soules. She married Richard L. Mercer on August 22, 1948, and spent 59 years together until his passing in 2008. Dorothy was a caregiver for most of her life, not just to her children, but also to over 500 foster children throughout the years. She loved the Lord with all her mind, heart, and soul and she was a servant of God. Dorothy gave to others freely, no matter the cost to her.

Dorothy is survived by her children: James Mercer, Lesa Penwarden, Scott Mercer, Tim Mercer, Roger Mercer, and Leonard Mercer; grandchildren: Mark (Jessica) Penwarden, Michelle Armstrong, Grady Mercer, Amanda Gould, and Destiny Mercer; great-grandchildren Kaylea, Kenyon, Lilly, and Evie; sisters: Esther Slatton, Ruth Todd; brothers: Lloyd (Jennifer) Soules, Les (Jeannie) Soules, Don Soules; sisters: Connie (Cliff) Holsinger, Rose (Lewis) Cabinaw, Betty Wyman and Loretta Soules; also many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband Richard Mercer; parents Ethel and Clarence Soules; daughter Karen Mercer; son Gary Mercer; granddaughters Nicole Penwarden and Leslea Capalungo; sister Marie Rose; brothers Theodore Soules, Jim Soules and Albert Soules; daughter-in-law Tracie Mercer; brother-in-law John Slatton.

Friends may visit at Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel in Lapeer on Friday, October 2nd from 2-7 PM. *** Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, a visitation in the traditional sense where people would gather together and visit for long periods of time is not permitted. However, it is important to Dorothy's family that there is an opportunity for family and friends to enter the funeral home briefly and pay their final respects.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 3rd at 11 AM at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 1149 Millville Rd, Lapeer, MI 48446. Pastors Dan and Belinda Turner will be officiating. Interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to Feed The Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101 are appreciated.

Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

2

Oct

2:00 PM 10/2/2020 2:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/2/2020 7:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel

542 Liberty Park
Lapeer, MI 48446

*** Due to the current restrictions on social gatherings, a visitation in the traditional sense where people would gather together and visit for long periods of time is not permitted. However, it is important to Dorothy's family that there is an opportunity for family and friends to enter the funeral home briefly and pay their final respects.

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Capstick Chapel
542 Liberty Park Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Visitation

Saturday

3

Oct

10:00 AM 10/3/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

1149 Millville Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
1149 Millville Rd Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

3

Oct

11:00 AM 10/3/2020 11:00:00 AM
Cornerstone Christian Fellowship

1149 Millville Rd
Lapeer, MI 48446

Cornerstone Christian Fellowship
1149 Millville Rd Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Hope Cemetery Final Resting Place

524 N. Jackson Street
Lapeer, MI 48446

524 N. Jackson Street Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Feed The Children

P.O. Box 36
Oklahoma City , OK 73101-0036
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