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Bonnie Sue (Mercer) Piatt

September 3, 1936 ~ March 20, 2022 (age 85)


Bonnie Sue Mercer Piatt, 85, of South Shore, Ky., died at 7:55 p.m. Sunday, March 20,2022 at home, under care of Community Hospice of Ashland, Ky., with loving family members gathered around her.

She was a member of the South Shore First United Methodist Church for more than 50 years and a firm believer in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. In 1966, she was saved by the rebirth He spoke to Nicodemus about.

She loved singing about him and in her earlier years sang with a quartet, the Gospel Echoes.

She was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Beef Hide, Letcher County, Ky., a daughter of the late Dewey and Alice Mullins Mercer.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the two sons she loved so dearly, Kendall Ray Piatt in December 2014 and Kelly Joe Piatt in December 2015.

If she felt depression after the loss of her two “boys,” she did not let it show. She tried to comfort others who suffered similar losses. She always had a smile ready to send.

Her fellow church goers always enjoyed the testimonies she stood to give. She lived by the philosophy that if you can’t say something good about a person, then don’t say nothing.

Also preceding her in death were sisters Jolene Euton and Barbara Collinsworth; three brothers, Alen Mercer, Allard Mercer, and Dewey Mercer.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, George Samuel (G. Sam) Piatt, whom she married July 30, 1954, in South Shore, Ky., and had been married to for 67 years and eight months at the time of her death, and a loving daughter, Cindy, and her husband, Dwight Cole of South Webster, Ohio, who were always there to help

She is also survived by a sister, Betty Mercer Wright of South Shore.


Eight grandchildren- Melanie and her husband Pat Estepp of Cedarville, Ohio; Heather Piatt of Flatwoods, Ky.; Elijah Luke and his wife, Lana, of Ironton, Ohio, Samantha and her husband, Brad Huffman of Blacklick, near Columbus, Ohio; Hannah and her husband, Kyle Ramey of South Webster, Ohio; Chelsea Piatt of Ironton, Ohio; Travis Piatt and his wife, Candice, of Raceland, Ky.; and Dawn Nichole Brown-Piatt Berger of Savanah, Georgia.


Also surviving are 17 great-grandchildren- Isaiah, Grant and Merynn Estepp, all of Cedarville, Ohio,; Emileigh Duvall of Orlando, Florida, and her brothers, Rylan and Leland Weinfurtner of Flatwoods, Ky.; Ella and Emmy Huffman of Blacklick, Ohio, near Columbus, Ohio; Kinsley, Maci Jo and Paige Ramey, all of South Webster, Ohio; Jackson, Joselyn and Jentzen Piatt, all of Raceland, Ky.; Arlo Berger of Savanah Georgia; and Mercer Piatt Brown and Shayde Piatt, both of Ironton, Ohio.

She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom she loved; and by her good neighbors in Sand Hill, Ky.; as well as a host of cherished good friends she made everywhere she went.

Danny Mercer was a nephew who helped her in numerous ways, especially in the time of her illness.

She enjoyed vacations to Florida and Canada and playing Shanghai Rummy with special friends Fayne and Nancy Robinson.

Bonnie decided against working outside the home, saying she would rather stay home and raise their three children and support her husband, who worked for more than 30 years as a reporter for the Ashland, Ky., and the Portsmouth, Ohio daily newspapers.

Funeral services, conducted by Dr. Michael Rice and Pastor Jim Sherman, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at  South Shore First United Methodist Church. Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m. Thursday until the time of the service.

Wearing of masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Burial will be in the Siloam Cemetery.

Morton-Hunt Family Funeral Home in South Shore, KY., are caring for arrangements.

The family requests that donations in memory of Bonnie be made to South Shore First United Methodist Church, 950 Main Street. P.O. Box 486, South Shore, Ky 41175

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March 24, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
South Shore First United Methodist Church

Funeral Service
March 24, 2022

1:00 PM
South Shore First United Methodist Church

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