Susan Laurine Porter Mercer

Mrs. Susan Laurine Porter Mercer, age 75 of St. Marys, Ga. passed away in the late evening hours of Friday, October 12th, 2018 in Brunswick, Ga.

Mrs. Mercer was born in Waycross, Ga. on October 2nd, 1943. She is the daughter of the late Laurin McSwain & Ruby Ellen Thompson Porter. Her daughter shares, “My little ole momma was a good lady…she was sure helpful to me all my life. She was always working at something. She took me to all my activities when I was young. She was even a chaperone on many band trips through the years. She was always with me; we had many late night Wal-Mart trips and had a blast when we went Christmas shopping. Once I had children; she was just the best. I could never repay her for all the hours she spent washing and folding baby clothes or cleaning up my kitchen. She gave me funds to pay off my house, so I could stay home with my first son. She did more for me than I could ever give back to her. For the last few years, the tables have been reversed and she needed me to be her mom… I hope she thinks I did close to as good a job for her as she did for me. My faith lets me know that you are all anew again and no more hurting or confusion. I believe you are at the beach enjoying the sound of the waves and the warm sand on your toes. Forever a part of me…love you always Nanie.”

Mrs. Mercer is survived by her beloved daughter, Susan Collins of St. Marys, Ga.; her grandchildren, Mason-Blake Thomas Collins, Stetson-Cole Jacob Collins & Abigail Laura-Lynn Collins; her nieces, Barbara Farr Verzyle & Bonnie Farr Rogers: and her nephew, Bill Farr.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Mercer joins her husband, Aubrey and her brother, Addison Worth Porter in Heaven.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 in Burnt Fort Chapel Cemetery in White Oak, Ga. with Pastor Steven Smith presiding.

October 2nd,1943 – October 12th. 2018

3 thoughts on “Susan Laurine Porter Mercer

  1. Walter L Lee

    With fond memories of the bus trips with our CCHS band children I bid you farewell, knowing today you are the whole healthy person you were in those bye gone days. Rest In Peace dear Lady assured your task on earth is done.
    Bless you Susan and entire family.

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  2. Ellen Voigt

    Susan,
    My memories of your mom include spend-the-night parties, trick or treating together, planning in the flooded Carswell Ave. after a rain, classes at Crawford St.and afternoons on the playground, riding to and from high school with Ms. Porter driving….I even remember her brother, Worth.
    She was a lovely person all her life. I am so glad to have read your beautiful tribute to Laurine.
    My thoughts are with you.

    Ellen (Sasser) Voigt

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