Linda Leane Mercer

Linda Leane Mercer, age 69, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, passed away peacefully at home on Friday February 23, 2024.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Mother, Mary Adelaide Schaeffer (McRae), Father, Earl Francis Schaeffer, Brothers, Sidney Schaeffer, Allen Schaeffer, Danny Schaeffer, Sister Theresa Schaeffer, Sons, Robbie Blackman and Benjamin Blackman.

She is survived by her Husband, Gordon Josiah Mercer, her Son, Darrell Blackman, Daughter-in-law, Courtney Blackman, Grandchildren, Jordan Moss, Kayden Blackman, Kiera Blackman, and Destiny Blackman, Son, Justice Mercer, Daughter-in-law, Angelina Mercer, Grandchildren, Niko Mercer, Paityn Mercer, Caleb Weingartz, Andrew Weingartz, Daughter, Tammy Miller, Son-in-law, Kent Miller, Grandchildren, Michael Miller, Haley Miller, Great-Grandchildren, Braxton Coffey, Josiah Akin, Trinity Miller, and Xzavier (Scooter) Miller, Daughter-in-law, Julie Blackman, Grandchildren Tyler Blackman, Tyson Blackman, Karina Blackman. There were others she considered as her adopted family, such as Christopher Roelofsen, she considered as an added Son, and his children Jesse and Franky Roelofsen as added Grandsons, as well as added Grandchildren Joshua and Emily Moss who are the children of David and Lindsey Moss, Which she considered as part of her adopted family.

Linda loved life. She spent many years as a bartender and was loved by her customers, of which many of them became friends. She also worked as a travel agent for a period of time before she went back to school and received her Associate’s Degree from Seminole Community College, and then proceeded to transfer to University of Central Florida receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and then her Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. At which time she worked for Florida Department of Children and Families.

Her love of country and service lead her to opening her own business. “Creating Military Memories” was a way she could help others commemorate their loved ones as she did hers. She loved making scrapbooks to commemorate her son’s time in the service and found she could help others in the same by providing one location for military scrapbook supplies. She loved the water, whether it was a local springs or the beach. She loved the sun and sand and would lay out soaking up the suns’ rays all day if it was possible. She was especially proud of her family and enjoyed more than anything spending time with them.

She wanted as many pictures taken as possible of any and all family functions. She didn’t like her picture taken but loved being behind the camera taking the photos and preserving those moments in time. The more family members, noise, and chaos there was, the more she liked it. She marveled in those moments of spending time with those she loved the most. She is and will be forever loved and missed.

The Visitation for Linda is Saturday, March 2, 2024, beginning at 2:00 p.m. followed by her Funeral Service at 3:00 p.m., at Newcomer Funeral Home, 335 East State Road 434, Longwood, Florida.

There will be a Celebration of Life following her Funeral services at the home of her son, Justice and Angie Mercer, at 1216 Lake Lucerene Circle, Winter Springs, Florida. To share your memories of Linda or to leave a special condolence message for her family, please click the Share Memories button above.

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