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.