Victoria "Mercy" Leyva

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May 5, 1946 - November 20, 2019
Born in Sevilla, Spain
Resided in Wentzville, MO

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Victoria "Mercy" Leyva, (nee: Parrado Marquez) of Wentzville, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the age of 73. Devoted wife of 55 years to Noah Leyva; dedicated mother of Michael (Tracey) Leyva and Noah (Julie) Leyva, Jr.; doting grandmother of Carter, Dylan, Arabella, Zachary Leyva and Noah Bequette; dear sister of Manuel Parrado and Maria Parrado.

Mercy was preceded in death by her parents, Manuel Parrado Serrano and Maria Marquez Raposo; and one sister, Teresa Parrado.

Mercy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. She was the ultimate caregiver and a true nurturer.  Mercy faithfully put others above herself, and her selfless, patient, and kind personality was admired by all. She had an exuberance for life and lived every moment to the absolute fullest until the very end. She adored and cared for many children over the years. Her grandchildren brought her ultimate pride and joy. Mercy showed her love through cooking and made sure that everyone who walked through her door was fed. She is best described by her family and friends as “a classy woman with a servant’s heart”. She will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Memorial donations may be made in Mercy’s honor to the American Heart Association.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Lisa Geary Blaylock November 22, 2019 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Noah-What a lovely lady Mercy was! I have so many great memories as a child growing up living right behind you. I will cherish these memories forever. You have a beautiful family. Thinking of you all.

  2. Linda Lawrence November 23, 2019 at 8:25 am - Reply

    candle 1Dear Noah and boys, We were so sorry to hear of Mercy’s passing. Her obituary says she was the “ultimate caregiver”. That cannot begin to describe how she lovingly became a second mom to Katy (and for a short time to John). Noah, you and Mercy were so kind to me always but particularly during those years when Frank was sick and I was always at the hospital. I always knew Kate was in the best of hands. When we walked in the door and Mercy would squeal “Katiiee!” And Kate would just squirm and smile with delight from the time she was 3 months old. Mercy could always fix Kate’s curls better than I could so I knew her school pictures would be perfect. My kids LOVED going to your house-in fact, they wanted to go when we didn’t have school and I was home! Mercy was one of a kind and a true angel on earth. She will be missed by anyone who knew her. We will cherish our memories of her.

    • Betsy Mize November 23, 2019 at 9:07 pm - Reply

      candle 1Noah and family.
      I am so sorry for your loss!! Mercy was such an amazing person, such a caring , loving person! She loved you, Noah, everyone could see how you both looked at each other, always w smiles!! Mercy touched so many life’s, babysitting she loved each of them as her own!! You both always were great neighbors and friends, and watched my boys, Matthew and Brandon. Always knew they were in great hands with you both! Prayers to you and your family!! Betsy Mize

  3. Paul & Glenda Payne November 23, 2019 at 9:12 am - Reply

    Noah
    So sorry to hear about Mercy. She was a beautiful lady inside and out, our prayers are with you and family.

  4. Cathy cella November 23, 2019 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    candle 5We lit this candle for my friend Mercy so it will make it easier for her to find her way to the gates of Heaven. We will miss you deeply. Love Robert and Cathy Cella

  5. Chad & Michele Kinsey November 24, 2019 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    candle 6Noah & family. So sorry for your loss. Mercy was such a kind hearted beautiful woman.

  6. Jim & Julie Wiesner November 24, 2019 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    Noah, Mercy was the sweetest, kindest, most loving lady who made everyone feel right at home. Yours’ was a beautiful marriage, an example to all of how to treat your life partner and Mercy was the best mother anyone could ask for. Enjoyed our times together when we were all young and raising families in Country Creek. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Ken & Toni Thompson November 26, 2019 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Noah, our sympathy and our prayers are with you and the family.

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