Zachary A. Mercer, 22 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the Beatrice Community Hospital from natural causes on Tuesday afternoon, September 13, 2022. He was born on December 16, 1999 in Beatrice and was gifted by God into the family of George amd Norma Mercer. He lived in Beatrice his entire life and was a graduate of Beatrice High School. Zachary attended Region 5, was a member of Christ Community Church and the YMCA. He had been involved with Shooting Stars baseball and Special Olympics and was an avid user of the Beatrice city parks and the city library. Zachary loved nature and being outdoors and his walks with Barb. He also loved animals and being with people.\nSurvivors include his parents George and Norma Mercer; sisters Jenny (Chris) Washburn of Plymouth, Cathy (David) Domino of San Antonio, TX, and Mindy Bursovsky and Ryan of Beatrice; brothers Brandin Mercer and Randa of Lincoln, and David Mercer of Beatrice; nieces Skye & Catrina; nephews Cael, Jack, Warren, Chase and Jaxon; and many extended family members.\nCelebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 PM Monday, September 19, 2022 at the Christ Community Church with Pastor Dan Martin officiating. The service will also be Livestreamed on the church YouTube page. There will be no viewing or visitation as cremation has taken place. A family prayer service will be held at 3:45 PM Monday at the church. A memorial has been established to Make A Wish with the funeral home in charge. Sign Zachary's online guest book and watch his video tribute when completed at www.ghchapel.com.\nThese services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.