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Nancy Mercado Garcia, age 85, of Victoria, passed away Friday, June 28, 2019. She was born September 2, 1934 in Bloomington to the late Pioquinto and Carmen Mercado.
Nancy graduated from Bloomington High School. Her greatest attribute was her strong work ethic. She was an insurance agent with American National. Then she was employed by the Smart Shop Women’s and Children’s store in Downtown Victoria. She joined Guajardo Reality in 1975 as one of the first female Hispanic Real Estate Agents in Victoria. Later she became a Real Estate broker and owned Nancy’s Realty. She became a partner with GM Action Realty. She was the owner/broker of Centro City Realty. For over 43 years she was a member of the Victoria Area Association of Realtors, the Texas Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors with the status of Realtor Emeritus. Nancy was also an entrepreneur, owning several businesses including Nancy’s Night Club. Her passions included listening to music, dancing and visiting with family and friends over breakfast. She loved family gatherings, and she especially looked forward to the annual Mercado Easter reunion.
She is survived by her companion, Arnold Bernal; children, Brenda Garcia Rosales, David R. Garcia (Rebecca), Gary L. Garcia (Mariana) and Lisa G. Rubio (Sabino); grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Stephanie, Erica, Venessa, Joseph, Jake, Isaiah, David and Luke; 9 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mamie Rivera (Robert Sr.) and Henry Mercado; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.
Nancy is preceded in death by her siblings, Candida Monroy, Pioquinto Mercado Jr., and Steve Mercado.
Visitation will begin on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from 5pm – 9pm with a Rosary to follow at 7pm at Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home 706 E. Crestwood Drive in Victoria. Visitation will resume on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at 9am with a Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 10am with Father Stephen P. Vacek to officiate at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral. Burial to follow to Resurrection Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Leonard Mercado, Mike Mercado, Jake Garza, Michael Morales, Joseph Morales and Robert Rivera Jr. Honorary Pallbearers will be Makai Morales, Rylen Garcia and Christian Carrillo. Flower girls will be Aliana Carrillo, Kailani and Lainani Morales.
Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home in Victoria, 361-575-3212.