January 21, 2004

Joseph Paul Mercer Sr.

Mr. Joseph Paul Mercer Sr., "Big Joe," 61, of Riverdale, died Jan. 19, 2004, at Southern Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 22, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Coy C. Williamson Jr. Chapel, with Minister Jerry Stewart officiating.

Interment will be in Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

He is survived by his wife, Lourece; four sons, Joseph Paul Jr. (Anita), Mark (Andrea), Russell and Randall; two sisters, Ann (Billy) Burns of Amelia Island, Fla., and Margaret Branton of Flint, Mich. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

Williamson Mortuary, LLC, 1410 Ga. Highway 138 S.W., Riverdale, Ga., is in charge of arrangements. (770) 907-8548.