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Janet Mercer Pridgen

November 24, 1933 ~ December 11, 2021 (age 88)

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Mrs. Janet Mercer Pridgen, 88, of Wilson, NC passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, December 11, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. A native of Wilson, NC, Janet was born November 24, 1933, a daughter of the late William Arthur Gay and Louise Simmons Gay.

Janet was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a supervisor with Wrangler in Wilson for over 40 years. Mrs. Pridgen was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church. Janet enjoyed basketball and baseball and also played basketball in high school as well. She enjoyed walking and reading but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include her son, Ray Mercer and wife, MaryJo of Bailey, NC; daughters, Gail Mercer Joyner and her husband, Dean and Bess Mercer all of Wilson, NC; daughter-in-law, Martha Pridgen of Wilson, NC; grandchildren, Renee Joyner Vick of Wilson, NC, Brandon and Bradley Mercer of Bailey, NC, Robbie Mercer of Raleigh, NC, Matt Mercer and Jonathan Pridgen both of Wilson, NC. Matthew Vick and four great grandchildren also survive.

In addition to her parents Janet was predeceased by her husband Robin Pridgen; sister, Hilda Gay Rogerson; brother, Billy Gay.

A celebration of her life will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to Mt. Zion Church, 5326 London Church Rd. Elm City, NC 27822.

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