Relatives and friends are advised of the passing of Rufus Mercer of Chalwell, Tortola, and St. Thomas who passed away on January 27, 2019, at the age 79 years at his residence in St. Thomas. The first viewing will be on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services. The second viewing on Friday, February 15, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. with service immediately following at Turnbull’s Funeral Home & Crematory Services. Interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.
Rufus was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dukes-Mercer. He is survived by Sisters, Naomi Donovan, and Shinika Mercer, Sister-In-Law, Dorothy Mercer; Brother, Akili Mercer; Brother-In-Law, Reginald Woodley; Daughters, Angela Mercer-Watts, Kaye Marie Mercer-Melton, Lena Mercer and Jennifer Kirkland; Special nieces, nephews and caregivers, Eva Donovan, Melvin & Andrea Donovan, and Kenneth Donovan. 14 nieces, 16 nephews, 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.