Services for Marsha Loyce (Mercer) Cantrell, 59, of Bridgeport, Texas will be 10:00 am, Monday, July 18, 2016 at Jones Family Funeral Home in Bridgeport, officiated by Bro. Melvin Castleberry. Burial will follow in Willow Point Cemetery in Balsora. Pallbearers are Brian Munn, Ricky Carter, Kyle Rodgers, Michael Hebert, Mike Smith, and Mike Canada. Honorary pallbearer are David Hart and Marvin Evans. Visitation is Sunday, July 17 from 2-4 pm, also at Jones.
Marsha was born June 14, 1957 to Marvin and Elaine (Brown) Mercer in Bridgeport. Marsha married Mitchell Rock ‘Rocky’ Cantrell in October of 1978. The couple remained in Bridgeport until her death on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
She was a homemaker whose infectious smile and mischievous nature endeared her to many. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, and helping others, whether it be her extended family or animals of all kinds, particularly those that had been abandoned.
Marsha leaves behind her husband of 37 years, Rocky Cantrell; daughters Bridgette Miramontes and husband Alejandro, Samantha Huckabee Gripp and husband Josh, and numerous children and grandchildren she brought in along the way; brothers Jim Mercer and wife Tina, and Juan Mercer and wife Deb; sisters Marla Torres and Becky Watkins and husband Mike; mother-in-law Christine Cantrell; brothers-in-law Scott Cantrell and wife Connie, Todd Cantrell and wife Bridy; grandchildren Javier, Ethan and Sidney Macias, Hali and Vandon Miramontes, Jaydon, Alyvia, Shae Gripp; and a host of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, twin stillborn daughters, father-in-law Ernest Cantrell, grandparents Buster and Elsie Brown, and grandmother Esta Opal Mercer.
Donations may be made to the Wise County Animal Shelter.