Mercedes Agripina Fernández Horne, age 83, of Sylva, NC, passed away on June 2, 2023. Mercedes was born in A Coruňa, Spain, and moved to the US when she was 19 years old. She is survived by two children: Deborah (Andrew) Cowdery and Thomas Kwiatkowski. She has one grandson, Christopher Cowdery.
Living in Florida, Mercedes enjoyed the ocean and collected many seashells. However, about 10 years ago, she moved to North Carolina and fell in love with the mountains—her mountains—where she remained until she passed.
Mercedes raised two children as a single parent working in various careers, most often in the medical and beauty professions. Mercedes was very creative, able to do anything from floral and basket arrangements to interior design. Mercedes was as able to master any type of arts & crafts project set before her. Her most absolute favorite pastime was playing Bingo.
Mercedes was a very generous person and had a unique sense of humor and a very unique approach on life. She was quite a character. She will be greatly missed and remembered by family, friends, and all who came in contact with her.