Mercedes (“Mercy”) Fitzpatrick Pepperman, age 95, entered eternal life on August 3, 2020. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 43 years, Jacob (“Jay”) Frederick Pepperman, Sr., and her infant grandson, Raymond Gratia, III. She was the daughter of Thomas Stephen Fitzpatrick, Sr. and Loretta Kelly Fitzpatrick. She was sister of the late Ellen F. Maher, the late Mary F. Hurstell, the late Emmett M. Fitzpatrick and the late Thomas Stephen Fitzpatrick, Jr. She was adored by and her memory will stay alive through her children Jan K. Pepperman, Jill P. Incaprera (Robert) and Jacob F. Pepperman, Jr. (Linda), four grandchildren- Stephanie Gourgues (Chad), Michael Incaprera, Jacob Pepperman, III and Patricia Pepperman, and her great-granddaughter, Charlotte Gourgues, along with many loving nieces and nephews. Mercy grew up in Mid-City and was a graduate of Sacred Heart High School. After graduation, she worked at Lyke’s Steamship Company and Monroe Calculator Company in New Orleans. She and Jay lovingly raised their three children in East New Orleans, where Mercy was a member of the Opti-Mrs Club of New Orleans East and the CPA Wives’ Club. She moved to Metairie in 1995 and was a resident of St. Angela Merici Parish. Mercy loved traveling, working in her garden and watching the Saints. Family was by far the most important thing to her, and she was blessed with an extremely large extended family with over 40 nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her sweet and caring smile and her gift of making everyone she knew feel special. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of her life and a Mass of Christian burial at St. Angela Merici Catholic Church, 835 Melody Drive, Metairie, LA at Noon on Monday, August 10, 2020 with visitation beginning at 10:30 a.m. A private family interment at Lake Lawn Park and Mausoleum will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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