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Earl Van Mercer, 86, having completed his earthly journey and leaving behind every struggle departed this life to join his Lord and waiting loved ones in his Eternal home on Wednesday January 2, 2019, at the Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital.
 Mr. Mercer was born a son of William Jennings Bryan Mercer and Vergie Eugenia Palmer Mercer on February 5, 1932 at the homestead in Georgetown. Van began a lifelong battle with Epilepsy in his childhood, which often hindered but never stop him physically or spiritually. It is not well known but he at one time played high school football. He was educated in the Georgetown County School District. He became an overcomer succeeding when others would have failed. Van worked alongside his father on the family farm in the Oak Grove Community of Georgetown County. At the age of 11, he dedicated his life to the Lord completely. He was a lifetime faithful member of the Georgetown First Assembly of God where he was active in many ministries including Sunday School and Adult Choir. Van was an expressive person and wrote many songs and poems. He made it his lifelong purpose to share the salvation message with others. His troubles may have been many and his steps may have been often difficult, but his faith, strength and courage molded him into the epitome of an overcomer. “He that overcometh shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.” Revelation 21:7
 He is survived by his younger sister, Vera Mae Mercer Goff, as well as, many loving nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, and two older siblings, John Thomas Mercer and Annie Belle Mercer Smith. 
 A Home Going Celebration will be 2 PM, Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the Georgetown First Assembly of God. Officiating will be the Rev. Dean Baber. 
 The Mercer family will receive family and friends immediately after the service in the church sanctuary. 
 Mr. Mercer will be laid to rest privately beside his parents in the Oak Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of McKenzie Funeral Home.
 McKenzie Funeral Home is honored the serve the Mercer family.

 

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