May 16, 1921 - July 25, 2016
Mercedes Mary Benson (known to her family and friends as Merde) …lived 95 amazing years. Every day was a blessing to this beautiful soul; she walked through life with a smile. Hope was heard and spoken through her voice and words; kindness and compassion were explained through her eyes and actions. She loved life and lived it to the fullest …and through her choices inspired others to do the same. She was everyone’s friend and created new, lasting relationships wherever she went. All who knew her valued her welcoming spirit …she had a persona that just seemed to say hello. Bingo was her fun time, she enjoyed winning …but mostly she loved socializing with friends. It was all about relationships with Merde, she treasured people. Born in California on May 16th in 1921, Merde left this life to be welcomed into the next …in Lady Lake, Florida on July 25th in 2016. She will be interned at Victor Valley Cemetery, in Victorville, California alongside her late husband Gordon Benson. She is preceded in passing by her parents, two brothers, one sister, husband (Gordon Benson) and son (Mark Benson). She is survived by Ralph and Candice Rocca (her son-in-law and daughter), Fred & Armeline Timperlake (her brother-inlaw and sister), Robby & Shannon Corsaro (her grandson-in-law and granddaughter), Ralph & Brandye Rocca (her grandson and granddaughter-in-law) and Gianna Yannone, Courtney Corsaro, Savannah Rocca & Reyleigh Rocca (her great-grandchildren). For now, as family and friends …we say goodbye to a light that shined brightly in our lives and in the lives of so many others. We say thank you to God Almighty (the creator of life), for touching our lives with such a beautiful individual. We say Godspeed to the wonderful soul of Mercedes Mary Benson with assurance and confidence that we will once again say hello. Merde, Mom, Grandma …you will forever be remembered and missed.
Mercedes Mary Benson (known to her family and friends as Merde) …lived 95 amazing years. Every day was a blessing to this beautiful soul; she walked through life with a smile. Hope was heard and spoken through her voice and words; kindness... View Obituary & Service Information
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