Funeral Services for Mrs. Daisy Mercer Campbell will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm at The Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home in Marshall, TX. Rev. Harold Coburn of First United Methodist Church, Marshall, TX will be officiating. A time of visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm at the Colonial Chapel of Sullivan Funeral Home.
Daisy Christine Mercer was born October 6, 1924, to Lizzie Woodley and Ex Brock Mercer in Elysian Fields, Texas. She was raised by her parents in Elysian Fields along with her seven siblings. She graduated from Elysian Fields High School in 1943. She and Garland Rich raised their four children in Waskom, TX. Widowed at 39, she later met and married JD Campbell on January 1, 1965 and they lived most of their lives in Ruston LA. After retirement, she and JD built a home on her family’s land in Woodleyville, TX.
Daisy loved being a Christian, a wife, a mother, a friend and a grandmother. She was a devoted homemaker and a business woman. If you had the privilege of visiting her at home, you were offered a drink and made to feel a part of the family immediately, as she always put her family first. She also had many accomplishments in the corporate world, working as a bookkeeper and managing several offices over the span of 30 years. The Ruston, LA chapter of American Business Women Association chose her as their Business Woman of the Year and she served as Vice President of that chapter. She would see it as a contribution to provide for her family. Daisy joined the Order of the Eastern Star in 1977 and she and her late husband, JD served as Worthy Matron and Worthy Patron. She was a member of Eastern Star for more than 50 years. She was also a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Elysian Fields, TX, and First United Methodist Churches in Waskom, TX and Ruston, LA. Daisy always enjoyed cooking while hosting family gatherings throughout the year and shared many recipes with her daughters, daughters in law and granddaughters. She also worked in her yard, fed her red birds and began taking and collecting photos of her family.
Daisy Mercer is preceded in death by her husband Garland Rich and late husband, JD Campbell; her son, Michael Campbell; and grandson, Wayne Rich; her brothers, Gordon and Tex Mercer; sisters, Mary McMahon, Dorothy Lester and Lindy Fisher. She is survived by her children, Carol Meshelle of Bossier City, LA, Buddy Rich and wife Norma of Jefferson, TX, Bill Rich of DeBerry, TX, and Cliff Rich and wife Teresa of Waskom, TX, Sandra McGee and husband Edward of Ft. Worth, TX, Lynette Roensch and husband Howard of San Antonio, TX. She is also survived by her siblings, Peggy Peal of Waskom and Tony Mercer and wife Dooley of Vidor, TX. Surviving grandchildren are Connie Dowden of Elysian Fields, TX, Brett and Chris Chapman of Dallas TX, Randy and Robin Hill of Bossier City, LA, Rich and Dawn Meshelle of Bossier City, LA, Ronnie Collier of Dallas TX, David and Jennifer Campbell of Jefferson TX, Lacy Rich of Jefferson TX, Aaron and Jennifer McGee of Blanchard, OK, BJ and Marcia Coker of Booneville, AR, Brady and Amanda Rich of DeBerry, TX, Jason and Krystle Rich of Ft. Smith, AR, Shannon and Trey Vanderhule of Southlake, TX, Eric Rich of Waskom, TX and Justin and Jacy McGee of Temple, TX, Zoe Roensch of San Antonio, TX and Julia Roensch of Austin, TX .
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church, 18271 FM 31 Marshall TX 75672 in memory of Daisy Mercer Campbell.
Serving as Pallbearers will be Brett Chapman, Randy Hill, Rich Meshelle, Ronnie Collier, BJ Coker, Jason Rich, Brady Rich, and Eric Rich.
Great Grandchildren and Year of Birth
1982 Brock and Tamara Dowden Bossier City, LA
1986 Andrew and Lacy Marshall Longview, TX
1988 Taylor Chapman Dallas, TX
1989 Colton and Ashlie Hill Mesa, AZ
1992 Hannah Hill & DJ Denver, CO
1994 Natalie Chapman Dallas, TX
1994 Micah Meshelle Bossier City, LA
1996 Heather Grace Hill Denver, CO
1997 Jade Smith Jefferson, TX
1998 Zaynan Rich Texarkana, TX
1999 William Smith Texarkana, TX
2000 Kobe Blythe Ft. Smith, AR
2003 Chandler Rich Ft. Smith, AR
2004 Matthew Rich Waskom, TX
2005 Savana Coker Booneville, AR
2006 Breanna Rich Waskom, TX
2008 Logan Rich DeBerry, TX
2009 Barrett Coker Booneville, AR
2010 Ashlee Rich Waskom, TX
Great Great Grandchildren and Year of Birth
2006 Shana Rae Marshall
2009 Jude Marshall
2016 Knox Hill
2018 Avery Hill
2019 Madalyn Kay Dowden
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