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Mercedes-Williams, Cristina M.

Mercedes-Williams, Cristina M.

June 11, 1975 — September 5, 2018

It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of Cristina M. Mercedes, 43, Kansas City, MO. Cristina was born on June 6, 1975 in Jamaica Queens, New York; daughter of, Digna Gonzalez and Pedro Mercedes. She attended IS74, Benjamin N. Cardozo High School and studied Criminal Justice at CUNY John Jay College, New York.

Cristina’s pride and joy came with the birth of her son, Aaron Micheal Mercedes and later when she married the love of her life, Nancy Mercedes-Williams. Cristina’s fierce love and passion for all of her family and especially Aaron and Nancy knew no bounds.

Cristina often referred to herself as a “spicy Latina” and was incredibly proud of her heritage. Cristina lit up any room she walked into and when her eyes found yours – you were the most important person in her world at that moment. She brought joy, life, passion and love to everything she did and every person she met. We were all blessed with her friendship, charmed by her personality and will be forever at a loss without her in our lives.

Cristina is preceded in death by her Nana, Angela Gonzalez. She leaves behind her wife, Nancy Mercedes-Williams; her sons Aaron Mercedes and Andrew Jones, her mother Digna Gonzalez, her father Pedro Mercedes and stepmother, Lazera Mercedes, her sisters Rossina Julve and Karina Lawrence, her brothers Pedro P. Mercedes, Peter Mercedes and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, countless friends in both New York and in Kansas City, coworkers and pool competitors. There will never be another like Cristina Mercedes and we’ll never forget her.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Fountain Pond, Park Lawn Funeral Home-Memorial Park Cemetery. 8251 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO, 64138. Following the service, friends and family are invited to gather from 12:30-4:30 at Cristina’s favorite neighborhood hangout, the Sidestreet Bar located at 413 E. 33rd Street, Kansas City, MO. Cards of condolence may be sent to P.O. Box 33381, Kansas City, MO 64168.

Service Information

Graveside Service: 11:00 am on Saturday, September 15, 2018, Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.


Mercedes-Williams, Cristina M.'s Guestbook

Sending sincere condolences to the family of Christina our hearts are heavy and we pray that I have only father strengthen you and your time of sorrow. He is loving promises give you comfort and help. “ He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things will have passed away “ Revelation 21:4. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

Green Family

Even though I didn't know you, I knew and know your wife, and I send my condolences

Sarah Demaree

I will miss her so much the way she made me smile when I had a bad day her laughs she was a great listener and always been there for are favorite family the Buttwiser bash

Spyke Greysin

I Love u Cristina I miss u. U brighten the room u brighten my life u loved me n called me sis. I will cheerish that forever. I will Cheerish our last time playing on the dance floor. I know u r watching over n ifly high my friend my family

Edith Duskin

Cristina you were so many things to so many people and will always be my Fire and Ice, my Cristina Bambina! Rest easy my friend, you fought long and hard with great courage. Nancy, Aaron, Digna: my heart just breaks for all of you and I can only say she is finally free of her pain. May you all find comfort in knowing how much everyone loved her and the joy and orneryness she brought into all of our lives will live on through each of us. Love and prayers to you all. Karen

Karen McEnaney

You will be missed my bear friend I love you I will never forget the talks we had you always new what to say when people where down and out always putting a smile on my face and knowing that you where always there to make people smile and have a good day you have a good time up in hevan fly high and keep an eye on the ones you love

Kevin Sanchez

Although my heart is hurting right now, I am comforted with the knowledge that I got to know you. Cristina you will always have a special place in my heart. Til we meet again, my guardian angel in Heaven.

Sandy Baloun

From day one The love I felt every time I walked into a room that you were in was beyond measure your family. So many laughs so many hugs so many tears shared. I knew every time I saw you I would always see that smile I would always Get an amazing hug I would always feel loved. No matter what I was going through I knew 100% you would hold me up you were friend a sister you are someone that I could count on without even thinking twice . Fly high our beautiful guardian angel you are free from pain you are free to watch over all of us as you did so many times, just know you are so loved so missed. We will look for you in the birds I come by will look for you in the butterflies flying around we will look for you in the songs that we hear over the radio we know you’re always there. I love you sis Always and forever

Heather Koop

I will never forget you and will miss you always you were such a awesome person and always asked if i was ok. You made so many laugh and feel warmth when you were around and your hugs made people feel better and your smile was infectious. Rest Well My Beautiful Friend.

Dre Seymour

I only knew her a short year but the first night I met her and the bash at sidekicks she made me feel so welcomed . I will so miss that smiling face that would always make you smile back to . There is no doubt you was a angel here on earth and are watching down on us all flying with the angels above . Much love till we meet again.

Linda Hyatt

"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity." - Seneca I know Cristina will live on in the hearts and memories of her friends and family.

Becca and Drew Russell (Chateau D’Mons)

Sending our condolences to Cristina’s family. She was a wonderful person, always full of happiness and ever so bubbly. May you Rest In Peace and know that you will live forever in our hearts.

The Castillo family

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