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Teresa Mercer

Teresa Darline Mercer, 63, of Carlisle, PA, passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chambersburg, PA on September 30, 1956 to the late Reuben Richard and Leona Evelyn (Moore) Yeager Sr.

During her working career, Teresa was employed at C. H. Maslands and Sons, Wayne Noss Flowers and most recently at Cumberland County Housing Authority. She was artistic and enjoyed crocheting and antiquing. Her favorite pastime was collecting buttons.

Surviving are her children, Rhianna Seifts of Mulberry, FL, Shanna Keppley and Erica Gutshall, both of Carlisle; two grandchildren; and two siblings, Reuben Richard Yeager Jr. (Sandy) of Cape Carteret, NC and Denise White (Gary) of Carlisle.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 1513 Cedar Cliff Drive, Suite 100, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Mt. Holly Springs, PA. Visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family.

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Teresa was a wonderful, kind and caring person.  Erika, we are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Karen (Myers) Bryan & Taylor Heilman Jan 24 2020 12:00 AM

Dear Rhianna, Shannon, Erika  and Denise;  I would like to extend my deepest condolences to each of you.  I am so SAD to hear of Theresa's passing.  She was an absolute angel while here on earth and now God has his angel in his arms.  I worked with Theresa at the Housing Authority and she was the kindest and most loving person I have ever known.  She made me a special flower arrangement when I got married and to this day I will always hold that deep in my heart. To you Theresa I will miss you and love you forever. I will see you again someday so rest in peace and you will no longer have any pain.  Good Bye my friend

Jeanne Swope Gilbert Jan 22 2020 12:00 AM

I met Teresa a few times and Denise and her were always laughing. She will be missed by many. Condolences to the family.

Deb and Bill Jan 21 2020 12:00 AM

Hi Aunt Teresa,I am going to miss you! I'm sorry life got in the way of me seeing you one more time. You'll always be in my heart. You were truly a beautiful person, inside and out, always thinking of others. I remember one Christmas, we were playing a game and the prize was a Thomas Kinkade house, and I was bummed because I didn't win because I really liked it. You got me one anyway which I still have to this day. When my pet rabbit died, you made me a bouquet of flowers with a sympathy card. I still have that card because it meant so much to me. You loved my two babies before you met them, making them precious gifts that I'll keep forever for them. I'll tell them someday who made them and why they are so special. I know you loved your button collection. I asked mom the other day for some of your buttons so I can put them in a jar. That'll be something I can look at and smile. I was reading the text messages you sent me, and I'm going to miss getting those messages wishing my kids' and me happy birthday, or Merry Christmas. I'm going to miss a lot about you. I never say goodbye, but I'll see you later. I love you, Allison

Allison Murry Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Teresa Mercer

Denise White Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Teresa, you were a beautiful and amazing sister and I’m so thankful to have had you as my sister and appreciate what a gift it was to have shared our lives together. Most siblings are close when they were young and then grow apart as they get older. However, we were just the opposite. As we grew older our sister bond grew closer and tighter than I could have never imagined. Now I have only the memories; treasured and tucked deeply in my heart. There is so much I am going to miss that you are not here with me. I will miss the time we spent together on weekends together working on crafts and then watching movies until 3:00 in morning. And before falling asleep we would always start to giggle and laugh like teenage girls at a slumber party. I will miss our daily phone calls spending so much time talking about anything and everything. I will miss going to places and spending time together like the beach, antiquing, yard sales, and shopping. I will miss you at the holidays and that special Christmas gift you always made for me. I will miss your great-nephews and great-niece calling you GAT. I will miss your wit and humor and even all our “poopy” stories. I will miss your smile; your face. I will just miss you period, my sister; my best friend. I love you so much. Your sister, Denise

Denise White Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

Girls, I was saddened to hear of your mom's passing. Prayers for you for comfort and strength to help you through your grief.Beth Stambaugh (Jessi's mom)

Beth Stambaugh Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM

I’ll love you to infinity & beyond! I’m so glad to have you as my mother! You were not only my mom but my best friend!! You’ll be forever missed, but thankful your free from all the pain & suffering!! RIP Mom! Love your middle daughter Shanna ❣️

Shanna Keppley Jan 20 2020 12:00 AM