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Mrs. Maggie Lois Brooks Mercer

     Mrs. Maggie Lois Brooks, 85, wife of the late Mr. Alvin J. Mercer and daughter of the late Mr. John J. and Mrs. Lela Hammonds Brooks and mother to the late Miss Debbie K. Mercer, grandmother to the last Mr. Brandon Mercer, died Saturday, July 9, 2016. “Sis” was the second eldest of seven children where she grew up on a farm in the Union Chapel Community. Her parents instilled in her the value of an education in which she was a 1947 graduate of Pembroke High School and Pembroke Indian Normal College. Ms. Mag also attended Blufton College and Julliard. She was an educator for 42 ˝ years as a music teacher and the pianist and organist at Harpers Ferry Baptist Church for 50 plus years.  Ms. Mag was also an entrepreneur within the community where she was the owner of Mercer Apartments.
The funeral will be 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Harpers Ferry Baptist Church with the Revs: Donald Bullard and Dr. Garry Revels officiating. Burial will follow at the S.A. Hammonds Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Maggie Lois is survived by her daughter: Mrs. Angela Lois Mercer Revels(Rev. Dr. Garry) of Olia, NC; a son: Mr. Alvin John Mercer(friend-Ms. Renae Locklear) of the home; a sister: Mrs. Vivian “Vib” Atha of Rome, GA; a brother: Mr. Larry Trent Brooks of Pembroke; five grandchildren: Alvin John-Britton Mercer(Alicia), Adawi Revels, Wohali Revels, Akwiasdi Revels and Kawoni Revels; four great-grandchildren: Brylon Clay Mercer, Brayden Locklear, Isaiah Locklear and Skyler Lynn Oxendine and a host of relatives and friends.
The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday July, 12, 2016, at Locklear & Son Funeral Home.


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