A graveside service for Margaret “Marge” Marie Delmonico Mercer will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, November 24, 2013, at Quaker Cemetery. Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge. Chaplain Brian Ogburn will officiate.
Mrs. Mercer, the former wife of the late Col. (USAF-Ret.) Roger Neal Mercer, died Friday, November 22. She was born June 10, 1923, in Denver, Colorado, and was the daughter of the late John Delmonico and Marie Mazzotti Delmonico. A graduate of Manual High School in Denver, she also attended Colorado A&M (State) in Fort Collins.
A talented artist, interior decorator, model, cook, conversationalist, entertainer, and expert bridge player, Mrs. Mercer was a traditional lady who enjoyed traveling all over the world with her career Air Force husband. Whether in Taiwan, Germany, France, or the dozen Air Force bases in the United States, she embraced each destination as home and supported her three children and husband in their endeavors. Mrs. Mercer and her husband were also stationed several years at McIntire Air National Guard base in the late 1950s when Col. Mercer served as Air Advisor to the Guard. This is when she developed her life-long love of Columbia and South Carolina and became a true Southern lady in her heart and actions. Mrs. Mercer also lived in both Charleston and Camden during her lifetime and had many friends from these two cities.
Most recently, she was a twenty-year resident of Columbia, S.C., where she was a former member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. During this time, she changed her lifetime career as a homemaker to enjoy working as a realtor with The Wolfe Company, Bob Capes Realty, and at Lake Carolina, all in Columbia. She had much success as a realtor, made many friends in the course of her 18-year career, and retired as a Million Dollar Seller in 2008. She also was a member of several clubs and organizations in Columbia and supported the arts there.
Mrs. Mercer was a very devoted, loving mother and is survived by a son, Roger C. Mercer, and his wife, Robin, of Lufkin, Texas; two daughters, Robin C. Mercer of Charlotte, N.C., and Rebecca M. Green and her husband, Jay, of Camden, S.C.; four grandchildren, Taylor Mercer of Fort Worth, Texas; J.D. Green III of Columbia, S.C.; and Fletcher and Mary Margaret Green of Camden, S.C.; two brothers, John A. Delmonico, and his wife, Norma, and Kenneth A. Delmonico, all of Denver, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Vivian Delmonico of Denver, Colo. Mrs. Mercer was predeceased by her two sisters, Adeline Delmonico and Ann DiLorenzo; and a brother, Anthony Delmonico.
The family is extremely grateful for the loving care their mother received by the many staff members at both Morningside in Camden and the second and annex floors of the Karesh Wing at Kershaw Health. Memorials may be made to A Sam Karesh Long Term Care, 1315 Roberts Street, Camden, SC 29020.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the Mercer family by visiting www.kornegayfuneral.com.