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Luis R. Mercado

May 7, 1947 - September 10, 2020

Luis R. Mercado, age 73, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Born in Puerto Rico on May 7, 1947, he was a son of the late Baltazar and Emilia (Figueroa) Mercado. Luis worked in production for a manufacturing company. In his spare time, he enjoyed cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies and drinking an ice-cold Coors Light. Luis loved attending BBQ’s and cherished time spent with his family and beloved dog, Nana.

In addition to his parents, Luis was preceded in death by his stepson, Luis Guillermo Cruz and granddaughter, Sierra Mercado. He is survived by his children, Christina Smith of Millsboro, Luis R. Mercado of Spartanburg, SC, Christopher Mercado of Millsboro, Roman Mercado of Millsboro, Edward Mercado of Bear and Daniel Mercado of Elkton, MD; stepchildren, Santiago Cruz of New Castle, Digna M. Cruz of Wilmington, Isabelle Ginorio of Wilmington and Jose Cruz of New Castle; sisters, Iris Gonzalez-Mercado, Luz Mercado and Lydia Mercado; brother, Gillberto Figueroa Mercado; his lifelong partner, Digna Cruz; 31 grandchildren; and 35 great grandchildren.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 3 pm until 4 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 4 pm. A graveside service will begin at 10 am on Monday September 21, 2020, at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.

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12 Guestbook messages for Luis R. Mercado

  • Papi te amaré por siempre .. te me fuiste viejo no sabes cuanto voy extrañar tus loqueras. Pero me voy tranquila sabiendo que no estás sufriendo! Te amo

  • Sending prayers to the family

  • Gpop…I’m going to miss you …your silly self and your laughs…when you answer the phone saying “Ehh”! How much the babies loved you … your so strong and fought and fought for years … I will forever & always carry you in my heart Gpop & I know you will always be here with us in spirit…Give Ricky a big hug for me up there in heaven XOXO – Gordi 💗

  • Luis (popop) como le decían mis nenas, que descanses en Paz. Serás extrañado mucho. Dios a ganado un Ángel contento la fiesta seguí en el cielo ahora.

  • I love you Louie…May you rest in peace…you will always be my favorite crab buddy

  • Hey poppop it’s goldi I love you so much I know you weren’t my real grandfather but you and my dad (duay bultes) were always close. I always thought you were someone who would live forever but I guess I was wrong. Lay in peace ❤️

  • Grandpa lewie you will forever be missed and loved unconditionally from the hearts n minds of the family believe me when I say we all are saddend of you’re passing but as Mercado family gonzalez family and cruzez family we all will walk out of the dark and into the light of all of this time and healing is next I love you grandpa lewie don’t go gental into that dark night fly above the universe and be one with all matter that exists till we meet again your grandson Roman

  • My heart goes out to the whole family, especially Digna, Josè and his daughters, whom I knew. Strenghth and comfort I wish to all.

  • Descansa en paz uncle Luis,nunca te olvidare😥❤🙏

  • I glad I was able to be part of your life while on this earth. I know you are with God and may you Rest In Peace.

  • Hey pop pop you will truly be missed, you were very loved even tho we wasn’t blood but you don’t have to be blood to be family may you Rest In Peace and keep watching over everyone. Love you always 💕❤️😘

  • I had only met Mr Lui a few times he was a nice guy. Vaya. Con Dios. My friend