Virginia E. Mercado

Born on Jan. 19, 1939

BLOOMINGTON - Virginia E. Mercado, 74, of Bloomington, passed away on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. She was born January 19, 1939 in Victoria to the late Porfirio and Jesusa Valenzuela Urbano. She was a Catholic and a retired teacher's aide.
She is survived by her husband, Henry V. Mercado of Bloomington; daughters, Yvonne Gonzales (Leonard) of San Antonio and Melissa Rael (Melvin) of Victoria; sons, Wayne Mercado (Debbie) of Victoria, Tim Mercado (Connie) of Cibolo, and Leonard Mercado (Lisa) of Rosenberg; sister, Janie Reyes of Victoria; brother, Lee Urbano of Victoria; 16 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation will be from 4 - 9 p.m. with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 26, 2013 at Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria. Visitation will resume from 9 - 10 a.m. with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Bloomington. Burial will be at San Jose Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Jacob Mercado, Joseph Villa, John Mercado, Kaleb Rael, Jesse Mercado, Mike Monroy, Gary Garcia, and Roger Urbano.
Donations may be made to the Hospice of South Texas.
Under the direction of Artero Memorial Chapels, Victoria, 361-575-3212.



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