Mercedes Marks Swan Dies at 90

Mercedes Marks Swan

Mercedes Marks Swan, better known as “Cede,” died Aug. 30, at Schneider Regional Medical Center on St. Thomas. She was 90 years old.

The first viewing will be held from 5-7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing will be at Emmanuel Baptist Church will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:00 a.m.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roberto Swan; brother, Carl Marks; and sisters: Ida Pickering Fleming, Muriel Marks Donovan, Iva Marks and Ruth Marks Austin.

She survived by her son, Willam Marks Sr.; daughters: Vera Gumbs, Leona Luis Stevens, Marjorie Swan Walker, Jennifer Swan, Joan Swan, Maureen Swan McGuire and Sonia Swan Hendley; stepchildren: Yvonne Hodge, Berecia Hodge, Linnel Hercucles and Lionel Swan Hercucles; sisters: Mayrose Marks and Grace Marks Roberts; brother-in-law, Quinton Roberts; son-in- law, Keith Stevens; and a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a great niece and great nephew.

Tributes and pictures can be sent to, or contact Vera Gumbs at 473-8622 for further information.