Date of Birth: November 08, 1947
Date of Death: May 02, 2023
Rosendo “Roy” Mercado went home to be with the Lord early morning Tuesday, May 2, 2023, at the age of 75. Roy was born November 8, 1947 to Alicia and Jesus Mercado. Roy will be remembered most for his sense of humor. He always had a joke or some funny story to share. He loved crossword puzzles, playing poker with his cousins, barbecuing, and going to the lake with his family and friends. Roy held an extraordinary love for those close to him and was always ready to lend a hand. A true tradesman, Roy could do anything. He was one of a kind, and will be dearly missed. Roy is survived by his 8 siblings: Maria Mercado, Edel Ladd, Gerardo Mercado, Jesus Mercado, Dora Hearne, Susana Stone, Eduardo Mercado, and Jaime Mercado. Roy is also survived by his beloved wife, Jennie Mercado; his children Terri Ann, Raymond, Celia, Robert, Paul, and Molly; his grandchildren Angelía, Paul Thomas, Heavyn, Colin, Suzanne, Jovan, La Coda, Daniel, Alanna, Septembre, Jaela, Robert Jr, Issac, Athiena, Angie, Paul, Anthony, Alize, Amor, and Armani; and his great-grandchildren Calliope, Ember, Xiomara, Moses, Michael, Mathias, Xoehi, Romeo, Ozias, and Avery.
There will be a viewing and service on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Best Funeral Services, 501 East Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ from 1pm to 4pm. The viewing will be followed by a reception at Most Holy Trinity Parish Hall, 8620 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ, from 5pm to 7pm. Roy will be cremated in a private ceremony by Best Funeral Services on Monday, May 22. May he rest in peace and love.