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Date published: 5/25/2014

Lynne Mercer

Nancy Lynne Mercer, 60, of Spotsylvania County passed away Monday, May 19, 2014, at her home.

Lynne was an extremely kind and loving mother and wife. She loved almost everything our Lord had made; from tiny trees, animals of all sorts, the beauties of the earth, and the people who walked it. But of all the things she loved, she loved her family the most. She would do anything to help her family or assist them in finding solutions.

Lynne liked animals in her life. Her house was always alive with the sounds of birds, dogs and cats playing. Lynne had a wonderful sense of humor and appreciated a good joke. She had memorized many quotes from comedies she liked. She often used them in her texts to family, particularly when she was attempting to minimize the difficulties in her own life.

She had many difficulties in life. As an intensive care nurse, she attended to the severely sick and afflicted. This is a mentally and physically demanding job. Nevertheless, Lynne always treated each patient with the utmost respect and dignity.

Lynne generally worked four 12-hour night shifts a week. She commuted from Spotsylvania County to the District of Columbia to work each shift, returning home exhausted. Even though she was exhausted, she would forgo sleep to help family members with their problems and issues.

Our family has suffered a grievous loss with the passing of Lynne. Each one of us loved her deeply. This tragedy, though, has made us a stronger, more loving family. Lynne would be pleased.

Lynne is survived by her husband, Robert E. Mercer; sons Derek Watson (Rindy) and Brent Mercer; daughters Melissa Brace (Greg), Kathleen Mercer, Alaina Mercer and Elise Mercer (Mynor Mendez); brother Greg Stone (Lisa); sisters Julie Cruz (Angelo) and Jennifer Aguirre (Richard); and 10 grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 am Wednesday, May 28, at St. Mary Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private.

Memorials may be made in Lynne's memory to an animal rescue or animal based organization of your choice.

Online guest book is available at covenantfuneralser vice.com.