Elizabeth Rucks Mercer, age 94, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died peacefully in Houston, TX on May 24, 2021.
Elizabeth was born on July 20, 1926 in Camden, AR to Ruth and Edmond Rucks. She graduated from El Dorado High School in El Dorado, AR in 1944. She obtained an associate degree in accounting from Tulsa Junior College in 1977. Elizabeth met her future husband, Bob Mercer, at a Methodist Church camp in Hot Springs, AR, and they married in 1952. Bob once wrote about Elizabeth that she was an example of the fruits of the spirit written in Galatians 5:22: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness and faithfulness. Elizabeth loved to sew, play bridge, volunteer at church, and travel with her family.
Elizabeth is survived by her daughter, Ruth Hawk and husband Dan; her grandchildren, Trenton Hawk and wife Ashton, Jazz Hawk and Daniel Mercer; and her great grandson, Cecil Hawk. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Bob Mercer; her son, Paul Mercer; her parents, Ruth and Edmond Rucks; her brother, Bill Rucks; and her sister, Madelyn Atkinson.
The family wishes to acknowledge and thank Jacque Riggs for her loving care and friendship with Elizabeth.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Rose Chapel at Boston Avenue Methodist Church in Tulsa, OK. Donations can be made in her memory to Boston Avenue Methodist Church; 1301 Boston Ave; Tulsa, OK 74119.
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