MERCER, Barbara A. (Walthal), 83, lost her battle with breast cancer, and went to be with the Lord Monday, August 23, 2021, at her home in Mechanicsville. She was born April 2, 1938, in Richmond, the daughter of the late, William Harrison Goodrich and Linwood Elizabeth (Bohannon) Goodrich. Barbara was a vibrant woman who loved movies, the beach, and music, especially Celine Dion. Barbara attended Highland Springs High School. Following high school, she worked for Richmond Memorial Hospital, Azalea Mall, and a local Radio Station. Barbara and Lou attended Truth Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. Barbara is survived by, and will be greatly missed by, her husband of 57 years, William Louis (Lou) Mercer; her three daughters, Debra Peterman (Thomas), Sunny McNally (Bob), and Dawn Lambert (Richard); six grandchildren, who lovingly called her Grand, Alan Compton, Anne Compton-Brown, Katelyn Wade, Clare San Miguel, Chase Lambert, and Morgan Spivey; four great-grandchildren, Luke Compton, Peyton Duda, Elyana Wade, Mariella San Miguel; and her brother Edward Walthal (Jackie). Visitation will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 27, 2021, at The Truth Baptist Church, 8319 Lee-Davis Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23111, with funeral services to follow at 12:00 PM with Pastor Erik Hastings officiating services. Interment will follow at 1:00 PM at Signal Hill Memorial Park, 12360 Hanover Courthouse Road, Hanover, VA 23069.
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