It is with the deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend Eltera Clarita Mercer, who transitioned on Oct. 18, 2021, in Miami, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Gilbert Samuel.

Eltera, aka Tera, is survived by her three children, Gerald Mercer Jr., Jerome Mercer Sr., and Natalie Mercer; seven grandchildren, J’hane Mercer, J’neshya Mercer, Jerome Mercer Jr., J’vonte Mercer, Chatique Claxton, J’kayla Mercer, and Tatiana Mercer; four sisters, Celia, Golda, Era, and Louella Hermon; four brothers, Leroy, Humphrey Jr., Dan and Calistro Hermon; aunts, Rosita Rabsatt and Gretchen Thomas; uncles, Albato “Bato” Rabsatt, Anselmo “Sellie” Rabsatt, Carl Birch and Henry Hermon Jr.; special uncle-daddy, Mckenzie Smith Sr.; special sister-cousin, the Rev. Deborah Smith; adopted daughter, Diahann Ryan; sister-in-law, Norma Pickard Samuel; special friends, Milton Sprauve, Jacqueline Richardson; nephews, Leroy Hermon Jr., Elvin Donovan III, Lloyd Hermon, Patrick Hermon, Donahue Pitman Jr., Jamal Industrious Sr., Anthony Angol, Jayse Hermon; nieces, Petra Hermon, Tonia Hermon, Eboni Powell, Delores Joseph Brooks, Rochelle Mercer, Policia Clyne, Lynelle Coram-Braveboy, Jaysa Swasey, Calisha Hermon, Tanya Mirtil, Shiraine Stephens, Antonea Angol, Sonya Hermon; too numerous to mention, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousin and friends and relatives.

Mrs. Eltera Mercer homegoing ceremony will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, at New Herrnhut Moravian Church, with a viewing from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a 10 a.m. service. Interment is at Brookman Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.

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