She was born July 19, 1930, in Brazil, as the daughter of the late Alva and Clara Moreland Hayes.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Northeast Christian Church in Lexington, and a former member of the Gregoryville Christian Church in Gregoryville.
Myrna was born and reared in Brazil. Born to a musical family, she loved singing about God and his love with her brothers, sisters and daughters. She was an active member at Staunton Christian Church and later became active at the Brazil First Christian Church as pianist and choir member.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Billie Harold Mercer, brothers Willard Hayes Sr., and Wilmer Hayes, and sisters Thelma Hayes Woods Hawkins, Edna Cornwell, Inez Robinson and Evelyn Hayes.
She is survived by daughters Sandra Mercer Deakins (Mark), Grayson, Ky., and Vickie Mercer Birkheimer (Kent), Lexington, Ky., brother Forest Hayes (Jeanetta), sisters Annabelle Marlow (Bob), Laveda Krider (George) and Carol Tyler (Melvin), sister-in-law Eva Hayes and grandson Preston Deakins.
Celebration of life services will be conducted at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009, at Gregoryville Christian Church by Minister Ron Arnett. Friends may call 5-7 p.m., at the church.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at Moore Funeral Home, Brazil, by Pastor Doug Parkey. Burial will follow at Clearview Cemetery, Brazil.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Friday, at the funeral home, and again from 10-11 a.m., Saturday.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sparks Funeral Home, Grayson, Ky., and Moore Funeral Home, Brazil. Visit www.sparksfh.com or www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.