Mercedes McKinney
February 13, 1986 - February 5, 2021
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Megan Johnson
Natalia & Scott Weaver
Mark 'Indy' Kochte
Marie Yearling
Benjamin Brenot
Loralea Allen
Gaye Santoro
Kiran Rajagopalan
CHERYL A HAYNES
Mallory Bowes
michael c thompson
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Calhoun Funeral Home Rockside Road
23000 Rockside Rd.
Bedford Heights, OH 44146
440-232-9758 | Map
Saturday 3/13, 3:33 pm
Private

Mercedes Denise Wilson McKinney, a.k.a. Mertee, was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She left this world on February 5, 2021. Mercedes loved sports, running cross country, and playing varsity basketball with The Crew at Orange High School, and intramural dodgeball and softball with her Washington Hall friends at Ohio University. She …
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Kenneth Wilson left a message on March 29, 2021:
I am Mercedes uncle Kenneth.  I loved her as much as any uncle could and does. I knew her mostly thru her father's eyes and the times I  spent around her during family events and just lately Facebook.  For those that knew her closely she was and Impath very giving, warm, loving, non judgemental and pleasant. During those most precious times spent with her you no what she would have asked of you. I'm not saying what you should do with that. That is up to you. But try not to make her time  spent with you a waist. I will miss her dearly. I have made it a habit when I hug a love one when leaving their presence to try to whisper in their ear "LOVE YOU"
Elliott left a message on March 16, 2021:
Thank you for leaving us with an abundance of warm memories and making us all better (and happier) people, Mercedes. You will be loved, missed, and fondly remembered.
Megan Johnson left a message on March 14, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Megan Johnson lit a candle
Em Forbes left a message on March 14, 2021:
Praying for you all in this tough time. Mertee was such a bubbly super-loving person. We had so much fun together at the beach, at OU and OWU (once each, but hey), in NE Ohio! Swimming, brunching, Chicken or the Egg, fun times at night, so many laughs. She was a friend to so many and my heart is broken for you all as you grieve.
Keith Moore and Susan Moore left a message on March 14, 2021:
I will love you to the stars and back. Shine brightly and on to the next adventure
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Keith Moore left a message on March 14, 2021:
Mercedes will always be remembered with love and respect in my world.
Natalia & Scott Weaver left a message on March 13, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Natalia & Scott Weaver lit a candle
Mark 'Indy' Kochte left a message on March 13, 2021:
Michelle and I are very sorry for your loss. You are and have been in our thoughts.
Marie Yearling left a message on March 13, 2021:
Dear Wilson and Mckinney family, Mercedes loved you so much. She is a beautiful soul. When my baby girl grows up, I wish for her to be a friend, and have a friend, just like Mercedes. Sincerely, Marie
Patrick Sweeney left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes, it was an absolute joy to know you. The love and positivity you've brought to mine so many peoples' lives can never be fully described in words. You are loved and missed greatly.
Isabelle Bernal left a message on March 13, 2021:
Dear Paul and Jill, Your words were very beautiful todayl. I vividly remember when Mercedes came for dinner when I was visiting many years ago with my son, Aidan. Such a beautiful smile and warm hug. Paul, I am very sorry for your loss. I remember when we met and you were quite young. So even though we are miles apart and do not know each other well as adults, I am sending you my prayers each day. There is a special prayer when I chant when I remember those who have died, and I think of Mercedes. As it was so eloquently said today, let us celebrate this amazing woman by loving fiercely each and every day. Much love, Izzy
Benjamin Brenot left a message on March 13, 2021:
I will miss you and your wonderful personality. I am grateful to have met you and will carry your love of love and art till my dying day.
Marilynne left a message on March 13, 2021:
Beloved Merdi...sweet Mercedes. Your light is missed your life was cherished. Thank you for being a precious part of our lives. With love Marilynne and Matthew
Gilbert BRENOT left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes was an amazing woman with so much energy and happiness. My deepest sympathies to the family she was a part of my family
Velvet Welz left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes was such a dear soul...always full of life, generous smiles, and a heart for others. She was exuberant and joyful, and her laughter spread light to all. Mercedes had a way of making you feel important as she spoke with you, and she always left you knowing that you had made a meaningful connection with her. I will deeply miss her lovely, gentle spirit.
Loralea Allen left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercede's smile and spirit will be missed by so many. God bless her and each of you.
Gaye Santoro left a message on March 13, 2021:
My heart breaks for the whole family. Mercedes was a lovely young women.
Kiran Rajagopalan left a message on March 13, 2021:
It has been years since I last saw you, but thank you for being a friend when I needed it the most...rest well Mercedes.
Benjamin Kratky left a message on March 13, 2021:
We'll see you on the flip side of life Mertee. I'll never forget when the Open Door after school guardian referred to you and I as a Mercedes-Benz back in kindergarten. You were a ball of lightning and your energy and spirit will linger in all of us until we meet again. Go Lions. Go Orange.
CHERYL A HAYNES left a message on March 13, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, CHERYL A HAYNES lit a candle
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mallory Bowes left a message on March 13, 2021:
I will love and miss you forever.
michael c thompson left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes lit up any room she was in. She welcomed and made me feel comfortable and grateful for her friendship
Sarada Fuzzell left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes so full of life and love. My deepest condolences for your loss.
Marcia Murphy left a message on March 13, 2021:
Mercedes you are always in my Heart and you are now with the Lord. You had such a warm spirit and innocence about you. My Prayers continues Daily for the Family during this Difficult time. Cousin Marcia
Larry Bishop left a message on March 13, 2021:
I send my deepest condolences to the family during these times.
Megan left a message on March 12, 2021:
You will always be in my heart. You were such a beautiful soul who always had a wonderful smile for everyone. Such warmer. I will think of you always.
Alexander K Martin left a message on March 12, 2021:
Miss you
Ruth Paul left a message on March 12, 2021:
You will be missed
Joann howard left a message on March 12, 2021:
Mercedes had that go-for-it spirit that was so lovable and exciting to be around. So many of her observations Were spot on and these translated into stories and impersonations that left us wanting more. Mercedes will be missed beyond measure, but that spirit lives in my heart forever.
MARION MATHIS left a message on March 11, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, MARION MATHIS lit a candle
Kimberly D. Sheppard left a message on March 11, 2021:
Dear Gail and Family, I will continue to keep you and your family in prayer. Continue holding on to God's Unchanging Hand, hold on to loving memories of Mercedes and hold on to each other during this difficult time. Mercedes was a ray of Sunshine and her beautiful smile will be missed. Love you cuz. Kim Sheppard
The Allford Family - Tasmania, Australia left a message on March 11, 2021:
How lucky we are to have known Mercedes, if only for a short time. One week was all we had, and what an impact she made! Such a loving, bubbly young woman who warmed our hearts with her presence. Our love and thoughts are with all of her family and her many friends.
Cynthia Harmon left a message on March 10, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Cynthia Harmon lit a candle
Jordan Levey left a message on March 10, 2021:
Mercedes was one of my oldest and dearest friends. I will miss her bright smile and big spirit. She was truly one of a kind. May her memory be a blessing.
Brian Padgett & family left a message on March 10, 2021:
I will never forget the first time I met you, and your smile playing hacky sack at OU. We all will miss you so much! It is my hope you are at Peace Mercedes, and the Padgett’s send prayers, and positive thoughts to you and your family. ❤️
Kenneth Evans left a message on March 10, 2021:
Kelly you have my deepest condolences may God continue to keep you bless you and your family
Amanda & Don Boots left a message on March 8, 2021:
The world lost a beautiful soul. Sending all our love to her friends and family.
William Tarter Jr left a message on March 6, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, William Tarter Jr lit a candle
Chamaine Abrams left a message on March 6, 2021:
My deepest condolences to family and friends. 🙏🏾
Lindsay Lewis left a message on March 5, 2021:
Mr and Mrs Wilson, and Larry Sending my thoughts prayers and deepest condolences. Love always, Lindsay Lewis
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Jenifer Johnston left a message on March 5, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Jenifer Johnston lit a candle
Jodie Racioppo left a message on March 5, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Jodie Racioppo lit a candle
Cathie Tyrrell left a message on March 5, 2021:
Our sincere condolences to the Wilson family. We loved Mercedes and always enjoy having her around she always had a smile on her face and always had a joke or two. Her and Leanne were the best of friends. Mercedes will truly be missed. Tom & Cathie Tyrrell
Timothy Grote left a message on March 5, 2021:
I'm so deeply saddened for everyone's loss. She was an amazing person and she will be missed. I'm eternally grateful for the time I got to spend with such a kind soul.
Timothy Grote left a message on March 5, 2021:
I'm so deeply saddened for everyone's loss. She was an amazing person and she will be missed. I'm eternally grateful for the time I got to spend with such a kind soul.
Timothy Grote left a message on March 5, 2021:
I'm so deeply saddened for everyone's loss. She was an amazing person and she will be missed. I'm eternally grateful for the time I got to spend with such a kind soul.
Leanne Tyrrell left a message on March 5, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Leanne Tyrrell lit a candle
Sara and Beth Gelender left a message on March 5, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Sara and Beth Gelender lit a candle
Carol Roye & Family left a message on March 5, 2021:
Very fond memories of Mercedes. That smile will live in our hearts forever. To Gail & family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Colleen Dantonello left a message on March 5, 2021:
Once you meet Mercedes, you never forget her! She was truly a special lady and we will miss her.
Lauren left a message on March 5, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Lauren lit a candle
Patrilla Houston left a message on March 5, 2021:
Keeping you and the family in my prayers Kelly.
Patrilla Houston left a message on March 5, 2021:
Keeping you and the family in my prayers Kelly.
Patrilla Houston left a message on March 5, 2021:
Keeping you and the family in my prayers Kelly.
Patrilla Houston left a message on March 5, 2021:
Keeping you and the family in my prayers Kelly.
Patrilla Houston left a message on March 5, 2021:
Keeping you and the family in my prayers Kelly.
Mary Grote left a message on March 5, 2021:
My prayers are with all of you. Mercedes will always shine in my heart.
AMY EMERMAN left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes was loved by so many people. She had this way of making everyone feel special. So many lives were enriched by having her in it, and her memory will live on in all of us.
Patti Choby left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes had a passion for life and all people she encountered! Her love of the Cleveland International Film Festival is how I will remember her. She was fun and loving in everything she did! I wish her family peace as they reflect on their memories of her joyful attitude and appreciation of all others she encountered!
Patti Choby left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes had a passion for life and all people she encountered! Her love of the Cleveland International Film Festival is how I will remember her. She was fun and loving in everything she did! I wish her family peace as they reflect on their memories of her joyful attitude and appreciation of all others she encountered!
JJ Wilson left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes will be truly be missed by all of her friends. She was a bright light and kite up a room with her presence and energy. ❤️
Victoriya Reich left a message on March 4, 2021:
Immensely sorry for the loss of an amazing soul. It was a pleasure knowing her and experiencing her light and love. May she Rest In Peace and find the happiness deserves.
Christopher Bean left a message on March 4, 2021:
Your positivity always shined through and spread to anyone you were in contact with. We are going to miss you, Mercedes.
James Morris left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes, you were taken way too soon. I enjoyed hanging out with you every time I got the chance. You will be missed. - James
Nakia Burton left a message on March 4, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Nakia Burton lit a candle
Cha-Loe Davis left a message on March 4, 2021:
May God keep you and bless you!!
Darryl Taylor left a message on March 4, 2021:
May she rest in peace.
Tom Shawcross left a message on March 4, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Tom Shawcross lit a candle
Lolly Biniek left a message on March 4, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Lolly Biniek lit a candle
Conner Biniek left a message on March 4, 2021:
In memory of Mercedes McKinney, Conner Biniek lit a candle
P.J. Dantonello left a message on March 4, 2021:
Mercedes changed my life forever and will never forget how big her heart was.
Julia C Biniek left a message on March 4, 2021:
I love you so much Mercedes. You're my guardian angel now 💙💓💖
JONATHAN R BINIEK left a message on March 4, 2021:
I have met a true angel.
Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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