Sunrise - January 19, 1937 ~ Sunset - February 25, 2021 Mrs. Mercie (Rideau Marks) Mayberry was born January 19, 1937 to Thomas & Beatrice Rideau in Opelousas, Louisiana. She moved to Galveston, Texas, January of 1950. Mrs. Mayberry was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church, where she served as Vice President of the Pastor’s aid, member of the Condolence Committee, member of Service Mission #2, and she was a 1956 graduate of Central High School. After high school she became a dietitian aide. She was last employed by the Shriner’s Burn Institute as a cook. She was also a charter member of the Galveston’s County President Club, past president of Be Gay’s Social & Charity Club, and former Den mother of the Boy Scouts of America. She is preceded in death by her mother (Beatrice Johnson) father (Thomas Rideau). Two sisters (Geraldine Gums and Mrs. Myrtle Mae Rideau) and brother, Robert Earl Guillory. She leaves to mourn one son (Anthony Earl Marks Sr.) and one daughter (Brenda Beatrice Harris). Both of San Antonio, TX. Two sisters (Mary Doucet-Opelousas, Louisiana) and Linda Jones-Houston, TX. Two brothers (Thomas Rideau-Pepsi, Cola, Florida) and Clarence Rideau-Houston, TX. Three grandchildren: Anthony Bailey-Houston, TX, Brynn Nicole Harris-San Antonio, TX, and Anthony E. Marks Jr-Houston, TX. A host of nephews (great nieces and nephews) and a special niece Barbara Rivers-Houston, TX. Tony and Brenda- I want you to know that you both have been the light of my life. I love you both very much. T.J., Brynn, Lil Tony, grandma loves you all so very much. Please make something out of your lives and know that you can be anything you want to be if you put God first in your life. I pray that you all have a long, healthy, and happy life. Love mama and grandma The service will be livestreamed. To access the service, please visit, and select her obituary.

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  1. Our sincerest and deepest condolences are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  2. Mama Mercie Mayberry was a kind and sweet spirit, that would help anyone she could. Her radiant smile and laughter will be missed. She is at peace with the Lord where joy fills her heart once again. Brenda, You have been the loving, dedicated and kind daughter that every parent dreams of and I applaud you for following God’s scripture in being obedient to His Word to Honor Your Mother, because You were a GREAT EXAMPLE of His desire for ALL CHILDREN. May Our God continue to Bless YOU and your daughter Brynn, to stay close and carry on the same Loving relationship. Stay Blessed, Love and Prayers, Your Forever Friend, Rosie Gilford 🌹❤️🙏🏽

  3. My condolences to the Mayberry family. My wife Debra Booker Kittrell (deceased) and I would visit when we went to Galveston and later as she relocated to San Antonio. A beautiful smile always greeted us and I immediately felt at home. My prayers are for Strength at this time. Edward Earl Kittrell

  4. Thank you Meadowlawn for the streaming of Mercie Mayberry service. To Brenda, family and friends it was a lovely spirit filled service. I met your Mom – Brenda do many years ago she was warm person, kind and she loved her family. This is not goodbye you will see her again stay in faith- God Bless you all

  5. From Gloria B.E.The livestream was God-Sent Thank you Meadowlawn and the Service was beautiful and heartwarming and touched my heart as I know Jesus touched many family and friends there.. I didn’t know Merci but prayed continuously for Merci as Her beautiful daughter and friend (Brenda)requested.. My prayers are with Brenda and family and pray Holy Spirit comforts you in this time.. Momma Merci ran the race that was set before her faithfully and completed her Mission on Earth and all I know is that it’s not Farewell but I’ll see you later💕

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