Paul Mercado


Funeral services for 32-year old Paul Mercado are Sat, Feb 24, 2024 at 11:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle, SD, with Lay Minister Mona Vocu officiating.

Burial is at the Mediator Episcopal Church Cemetery in Kyle.

A one-night wake service starts Friday, Feb 23, at 3:00 at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church Hall in Kyle

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Paul John Mercado was born on Nov 6, 1991 in Rapid City, SD to Peter Carl Gay and Leora Cindy Mercado.  Paul made his journey to the Spirit World on Feb 12, 2024 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.

Paul is survived by his mother Leora Cindy Mercado; sisters Kristy (Reggie) Martinez, Kari (Chris) Burks, Katrina(Dean) LaPointe, Laticia (Darrel Jr) Brushbreaker, and Sunshine (Michael) Gay; brothers William Gay, Peter Gay Jr, Ota Gay, Robert (Ash) Gay, Charles (Shanda) Gay, Larry Gay, and Aaron Gay; honorary sisters Victoria Iron Horn and Tammy Mesteth; uncles Aaron (Sandra) Gay, Alex Gay Jr, Mario Vasquez Sr, and Larry Mercado; aunts Gayla (Richard) Gay, Rose (Tony) Lovato, Susanna Mercado, Sophia (Lyle) Iron Horn, Brenda (Manuel) White Face, Gloria Mercado, Rebecca (Mike) Mercado, and Marsha Friday; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and grandkids.

Paul was preceded in death by his father Peter Gay Sr, grandparents Sophia (Red Wolf) Gay, Alexander Gay, Cecelia White Dress- Frazier, Curtis Frazier, Larry Mercado Sr, and Pearl White Dress; aunts Sharon Gay, Tynie Gay, Susie Tenorio, and Josie Vasquez; uncle Steven Gay; and cousins Mercy Ramos, Daryl Little, and Lolita Mesteth.

Pallbearers will be Jake Braveheart, Kasey Blackhawk, Donte Shangreaux, Brandon Weston, Jarray Mesteth, David Little, Steffon Rios, and Jared Gay.

Honorary pallbearers will be 6NW POD Nurses at Monument Health, Pine Ridge Hospital Staff, Kyle Clinic Staff, Monument Staff, Kyle Youth Center Staff, Little Wound School Staff, Nurse Mary Treeby, Dr Go, Vienna Red Feather and Family, Mikayla Mitzel, Ezra Mitzel, Dominic Hamel & Family, Last Horse Family, Inez Gabe and Family, Mario (Kassandra) Vasquez Jr & Family, Angel Vasquez & Family, Jean Gay & Family, Michael Tenorio & Family, Arianna (Jared) Richards, Cindy Mesteth & Family, Arvene & Family, Lola Comes Killing & Family, Sophia Little & Family, White Dress Family, Gay Family, Mercado Family, Ronzaki β€œTre” Bowden III, Johnny Means and Family, Catherine Cuny & Family, Soloman Friday and Family, Marsha Jr Friday & Family, Richard (Brittney) Friday & Family, Albert (Retasha) Running Bear, Matthew β€œYamni” Mesteth, Steven Mercado, Stella Little, Mateo Ramos, Carlene Gay & Family, Marlene Brave Heart & Family, Judy Rouillard & Family, Carol Blue Bird, Millie White Dress, and All Friends & Relative