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Carolyn Joyce Mercer, 79, passed away peacefully on July 16, 2017. Carolyn was born September 4, 1937, in Hamilton, Texas to Emmitt and Inez Hicks.

She enjoyed shopping, looking at and taking pictures, cooking, church, and spending time with friends and family. Carolyn loved giving and receiving all types of greeting cards. She would spend lots of time reading/rereading her cards (especially humorous ones!) Carolyn also loved telling stories about the funny (and sometimes not so funny - ask Jack) escapades of her cherished dachshund Molly. She worked at Sears in ladies fashions department for twenty years, and also worked for American Airlines and Fidelity. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (before Carolyn's emergency surgery) she had her final conversation with Jamie and Mary about how wonderful it will be to all be together in Heaven and spoke about the feast. We laughed about how long the table would be and how everyone will be wanting to sit by Jesus.

Carolyn is survived by her husband Jack (married 61 years), son Mike, daughter-in-law Mary, granddaughter Jamie, sister Diana Isbell, niece Holly Odum and husband Ted and their children Olivia and Julia, nephew Shane Isbell and his daughter Brooke, many cherished and dearly loved friends, and of course Molly.

"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." -Revelation 21:4