Jordan V. Mercer

Published 8:16 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 20, 2011

Jordan V. Mercer, 85, of Suffolk, Va., peacefully passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at his home. He was a native of Edgecomb County, N.C., and the son of the late Carrie Mercer Vine.

Jordan V. Mercer

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Cynthia Mercer; stepdaughter, Joy Richmond; and sister, Molly Brown.

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He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He also worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 43 years until he retired in 1991.

Jordan leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife and friend of 25 1/2 years, Linda Mercer; son, Jordan Mercer Jr.; three stepsons, Tirrell Brown Sr. (Lisa), Tommy Richmond (Lisa), Jonathan Richmond; one stepdaughter, Gail Williams (Johnny), a host of grandchildren to whom he was fondly known as “Big Daddy,” especially to Javier and Lunden. He is also survived by his devoted niece, Jackie Parker, and his grand-nieces.

A visitation will be held at the funeral home from noon until 5 p.m., and the family will receive guests from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011. A funeral will be held at the funeral home chapel at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Interment will immediately follow at Albert G. Horton Jr. Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy, cards of condolence and flowers may be extended to the family at

Professional funeral arrangements are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home, Inc.