Celeste Sue Mercer
07/27/1945 - 11/21/2021
Obituary For Celeste Sue Mercer
Celeste Mercer (Prevatt) passed on to her Lord and Savior on November 21, 2021. She was 76 years old.
Celeste was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and worked for the Navy in helping relocate military families for 25+ years. She was a woman of faith and spent time in church where she provided leadership in marriage counselling, bible study and more. She had a passion for the outdoors, animals, especially horses and rode for decades. Celeste loved to travel and went all over the globe with family and friends throughout her life. For the last 3 years, Celeste and Wayne, her husband of 52 years, have lived near Franklin, NC enjoying the RV life. With a deep focus on family and friends, she loved getting everyone together whenever an occasion allowed and sharing laughter, games and a good meal.
Celeste is survived by her husband Wayne Mercer; their children, Derek and his wife Lauri, Kevin and his wife Wendy and Sarah and her husband David; her 9 grandchildren, Andrew, Ashley, Aaron, Asher, Zachary, Nathan, Kennedy, Kaley and Sadie; her brothers, Vernon and Richard Prevatt. Celeste was preceded in death by her dear sisters, Yvonne McCrone and Madeline McGowan.
There will be a celebration of Celeste's life at Redeemer Church 190 South Roscoe Blvd Ponte Vedra, FL 32082 on December 4th at 11 AM. All are welcome to attend and in lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Okoa Refuge in her memory. Checks can be mailed to Okoa Refuge PO Box 50014 Jacksonville Beach, FL 32240 or you can donate online by clicking the link below the subscribe button.
I have so many wonderful memories of Celeste. Years of going to the farm for camp outs, holidays or just for fun. She had a big, bright smile and loving presence. When you were at her home, she made it your home too. One of my last memories is helping out at the farm during their move. It was bittersweet, but we laughed and had fun. Mostly, I Love Her for Loving Hannah and I like Her own. I'll never forget you! May you Rest In Peace Love, Lea Ann
Celeste was THE BEST mother-in-law and grandmother to Zach and Nathan that I could have asked for. She was kind, generous, loving and fun. She had a way of making everyone feel loved and a part of the family. She had many honorary grandchildren, including my Goddaughter Hannah, who she and Wayne took and paid for her to come to Disney with us one Thanksgiving, when she had a last minute cancel of plans by her father. I'll always remember that, and how happy and special it made Hannah feel. She taught me many things, including how to laugh at myself. I could always count on her to dance with me, ski slowly with me and make wonderful memories. She was the best, and will be missed by all of us. ❤️
So many memories. She and I became besties when I was 11 years old in 1957. She was the nicest person ever. Her uncle and my father both worked for A&P. I was new to town, as we had just moved from Coral Gables to Jacksonville. It was toward the end of our 5th grade year and my father thought I needed somebody to go with me to my new school. Since Celeste lived right down the street, her uncle asked her to do it. She was shy in those days and said she dreaded ringing our doorbell! I can still remember meeting her for the first time on my front porch! We walked to the bus stop together and rode the bus to Southside Grammar. Needless to say, that was the start of a wonderful friendship, which I will treasure forever. I love and miss you, dear friend. Amy
I love grandma so much and will miss her forever, she was the best grandma anyone could ask her, she was kind to everyone and was patient.When I was little nervous and Asher were playing trampoline boxing and he hit me with a uppercut and knocked me out with a nose bleed.When grandma saw that I had a bloody nose she got so mad at Asher, I didn't mind but she did because she cared for me and my health. I love her for caring for all of us and made our childhood awesome. mom, uncle Kevin and uncle Derek, grandma was the best person ever, for the way she was in this life, how kind and loving she was to everyone she is in a better place, she earned it and we will all see her again.
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