Thomas, M. Mercedes (Marshall), Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Monday, June 25, 2012, surrounded by her family. M. Mercedes Marshall was born January 8, 1937, to the late Theodore and Melvina (Burden) Marshall. She was married to Gerald Tessin and then later married Robert C. Thomas, who predeceased her. She had many interests, including bowling, playing cards, dancing, travelling, socializing, and attending the theater. She was employed for many years as a merchandiser/manager at Weichmann’s and Jones of New York, and was a real estate agent with CMW Realty. Mercedes is survived by her three daughters, Denise (Jerry) Mauro, Stacey (Robert) Johnson, and Leslie (Timothy) Sakshaug; nine grandchildren, Marshall, Valerie, Danielle, Garrett, Jared, Sydni, Adam, Mason, and Myles; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Carson, Cameron, and Brooklynn; and many special family members, friends, and neighbors. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave. Rev. C. William Weis will officiate with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the W. L. Case Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw on Wednesday from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 5:00-8:00 p.m. and at the Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy may consider either Peace Lutheran Church or the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.