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Dorothy Ragland Mercier

Funeral services for Dorothy Ragland Mercier, of Wesson, Mississippi, is 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, at Riverwood Family in Brookhaven, Mississippi, with visitation from 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Riverwood. Burial is at Beauregard Cemetery.

Dorothy Mercier died at home Dec. 9, 2019. She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Elmhurst, Illinois, to Bess and Chester Ragland. Dorothy graduated from Vanderbilt University. After World War II, she met her future husband, Naval officer George T. Mercier Jr., in Washington, D.C. They were married in 1946 and lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Houston, Texas, before retiring to Wesson.

Dorothy had a lifelong love for gardening and music. She was a member and past president of the Wesson Garden Club. She shared her beautiful singing voice as a choir member and soloist throughout her life. She lived a life of faith and was a member of Wesson Presbyterian Church.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents, three sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her husband of 73 years, George Mercier Jr.; her children, George T. Mercier III of Houston and Wesson; Anne Woodson and husband, Lee, of Galveston, Texas; Laurie Mercier and husband, John, of Portland, Oregon; Patricia Nicklas and husband, Ed, of Houston, Texas; and Chester Mercier and wife Leslie of Houston, Texas. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

The family would especially like to thank special friend and caregiver Wynn Jones, Cheryl Sanders, and the staff of Diversicare and Hospice Ministries.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.