John Clyde Mercado 64 of Tampa, FL born in Bronx, NY June 24, 1955 went into eternal rest with his precious son on June 19, 2020. John was a hardworking and loving husband, son,father, grandfather “Pa”, brother, uncle and friend John had a .Courageous spirit and encouraged his family and friends to persist in the face of many struggles. Johns children and granddaughters were the pride and joy of his life He owned his own Janitorial business and loved his work..He was preceded in death by his precious and loving son, John “John John” Anthony Mercado. He is survived by his mother; Emilia Mercado. His wife of 30 years, Libby; his daughters; Mia Ordetx- Middlestead (Lloyd), Carla Bernal (Luis), and son; Charlie Russ ( Audra)and daughter Aaliyah,. Granddaughters; Cayla Bernal, Sofia Russ, Emma Bernal
Sisters; Carrie Galagarza, Debbie (Tony) SuttonNephews & Nieces; Nicole (Ben) Cranston, Jonathan Galagarza, Hector Galagarza, Ariel Galagarza ( Eric), Brianna Galagarza, Nelson Rodriguez (Adrienne), Ciara Rodriguez, Jesenia Rivera, Keith Pastrana, Nicole Russ and Malekai, Monique Frisco (husband Chad), Donna Denisco, Jimmy Earl Vincent ( wife Mary) and their precious children.Aunt Dolores Rodriguez (Ralph), Uncle Mario Cruz ( Mercy)Brothers; Hector Mercado (Annelise), Rafael Mercado Sister, Glinda ( Mary)God saw you getting tired a cure was not to be – He wrapped you in his loving arms and whispered ‘Come with me.’You suffered much in silence your spirit did not bend – You faced your pain with courage until the very end.You tried so hard to stay with me but your fight was not in vain – God took you to His loving home and freed you from the pain.Due to Covid-19 a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.Many thanks to all the Home health care workers, Medical doctors, nurses, CNAs,hospital staff who lovingly cared for John through his many years of sickness.They were all Angels on Earth.Grandpa Poem from Granddaughtersheaven has received another angel,
The night sky another star.
Your life has become a loving memory.
I know you will never be far.
I know you are watching over me
As my life goes on.
I will treasure the memories I have of you.
I can’t believe you’re gone.
You were a loving, caring grandpa
You were there for me a lot.
You will always hold a place in my heart,
A loving, treasured spot.
You were really one in a million,
A cut above the rest.
All who knew you would agree.
You simply were the best.
So, Grandpa, I will say goodbye.
I love and miss you with all my heart,
But as long as I have my loving memories,
We will never be too far apart