Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hattiesburg for Albert Charles Mercier, 93, of Bay St. Louis who died June 25, 1990, at Hancock Medical Center in Hancock County.

The Rev. John Scanlon and Monsignor Joseph C. Mercier will officiate. Interment will be in Highland Cemetery in Hattiesburg.

Pallbearers will be Casey Mercier, Frank Morgan, Philip Ray Davenport, John M. Debrow, Jimmy Mercier, Adrian G. Mercier, II, and Robert Mercier.

Mercier, a native of Boyd, Wisconsin, was a long time member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and also a member of Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church in Bay St. Louis. He was a retired postal employee as well as an employee for the national Catholic Extension Society where he had been leading salesman.

Mercier was a veteran of WW I having served with the Army. He was a member of the Fourth Knights of Columbus, the Knights of St. Gregory, past president of the WWI's Veterans Association, a member of the Padre Pio Prayer Group and a past president of the Legion of Mary at Our Lady of the Gulf Parrish.

He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick B. Mercier; three brothers, Joseph Mercier, Edward Henry (Hank) Mercier and William Mercier and one sister, Sister Roselda Mercier (Irene Mercier).

Survivors include, his wife, Ella Mae Mercier of Bay St. Louis; six sons, Albert L. Mercier of Bay St. Louis, Monsignor Joseph C. Mercier of Pass Christian, Adrian G. Mercier of Gladwyne, Penn., Damian F. Mercier of Jackson, Delphinis F. Mercier of Havertown, Pennsylvania, and Michael J. Mercier of Long Beach; two daughters, Therese Morgan of Hattiesburg, and Mary Claire Debrow of Houston, Texas; 35 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren; one brother, Clement Mercier of St. Paul, Minnesota, two sisters, Delvina Marsh of St. Paul, Minnesota, and Edna Long of Stanley, Wisconsin.

Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Moore Funeral Home in Hattiesburg with a rosary at 7 p.m. today. in Boyd with Father Arthur Redmond officiating. Pallbearers were Laverne Seidling, Harvey Phelps, Bill, Don, Jim and John Mercier. Interment was in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Boyd. A memorial mass was held at St. Mary's Home, in St. Paul, MN on June 7.

Plombon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Contributed by Clair Mercier Talyai


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