Vincent W. Mercer Jr.

Published 6:55 am Saturday, April 24, 2021

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Vincent W. Mercer Jr., 83, of Elizabeth City, died April 21, 2021 at 8:37 a.m. at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center with family members by his side. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on May 3, 1937 to the late Vincent W. Mercer Sr. and Margaret Pritchard Mercer. He is survived by wife Dorothy.

Mr. Mercer retired from Naval Air Station & Rework Facility after 35 years of service as an aircraft electrician and maintenance electrician and also retired from the Naval Reserves at the rank of Chief Petty Officer after twenty years of service.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter Teresa M. Godfrey and husband Ray; sons Michael Mercer and wife Jennifer and Jeffrey Mercer; step-granddaughters Jessica Stokely (Chris Stanton) and Christy Whedbee and husband, Chuck; three step-great granddaughters; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on April 24 at Twiford Memorial Chapel with Pastor James Harrington officiating. Burial will be in West Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 2290 Peartree Rd., Elizabeth City, NC 27909.  Twiford Funeral Home, Elizabeth City is serving the family.