Mercedes Borges, 88, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
The invaluable inheritance Mercedes gave her loved ones was the importance of family, forgiveness and without a doubt love.
Her greatest joys were not found in the material things of this world but simply being with the people she held so close to her heart - her beautiful family. There was never a time when we were all together that she did not have a smile on her face and sometimes even tears in her eyes because those were truly the moments she so deeply cherished.
Her kindness and generous spirit could be felt by every person she encountered. If there was ever someone who needed a little extra love, time or simply a shoulder to lean on, you could count on her.
Mercedes dedicated her life to loving her family and the legacy she left behind is nothing short of extraordinary.
She is preceded in death by her parents Felix and Caridad and sister Olga.
She is survived by her adoring husband Jose Manuel, children Leo, Felix (Becky), Lazara (Dan), sister Juanita, grandchildren Felix Jr., Stephanie, Amie, Bianca and Selina and great grandchildren Emily, Kaleb, Aeryn, Jacob, Ethan, Leilani and Emerson, many loving nieces and nephews Orlando, Celia Maria, Mari, Pete, William, Olgita, and Evonne.
The family will gather on Saturday, May 16th at 10am for a graveside service at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park/Garden of Memories in Tampa, FL.