In Loving Memory of

Mercia“GT” Maritza Reid (Williams)


Mercia“GT” Maritza Reid (Williams) was a caring daughter, sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and friend. She left this world peacefully on October 30, 2020 at age 78 after a valiant fight with esophageal cancer.

Born in Kingston, Jamaica to Everard and Lena Williams, Mercia emigrated to the United States in 1967. She lived in Brooklyn, New York for two decades before moving to Gainesville, Florida in 1987. Mercia will be remembered as a wonderful woman of God who loved Him and His people.

She will be sorely missed and her memory forever cherished by her grieving children, grandchildren, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends.

A visitation is scheduled for Friday, November 6, 2020 from 5-7 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd ave, Gainesville, Fl

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 am on November 7, 2020 at 

Westwood Hills Church of God 

1520 NW 34th Street

Gainesville FL. 32605

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12 Responses

  1. Jacinth (Jay) at · Reply

    My condolences to the family. I remember her sweet welcoming spirit. As a grad student at UF I had many meals etc at Auntie GT.

  2. Karl and Janet Bailey at · Reply

    Janet and I send our condolences to you and your family in your lost.

  3. Janet Waters at · Reply

    Aww my prayers for the family so sorry for your lost will miss Auntie GT that smile????????

  4. Toni Billups at · Reply

    Sending my love ❤️ and prayers ????????

    Also on Behalf of BGR! Jacksonville, know that we are for support always ????????????

  5. Stephanie Layne-Cameron at · Reply

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Auntie GT will be dearly missed by all of us. She was an amazing person ❤

  6. Flona DuHaney at · Reply

    I have very fond memories of Auntie GT and myself in her very early days in Gainesville. May her soul Rest In Peace, and may the family find comfort in the beautiful memories they had with her. Love Flona and Lafae.

  7. Evelyn Byron at · Reply

    Glendon and I are sending our love and condolences to the family at this time. I am already missing her warm and inviting smile also the way she threw her hand around my waist when greeting me. We got the opportunity to witness a true servant of God. A woman who loved the Lord, her family and Church family.

    May God continue to grant the family strength during this season of grief.

    Glendon and Evelyn Byron

  8. Gwenette at · Reply

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Aunt Mercia. I knew her for a short period and saw the love she share with her family. My prayers are with the family.
    Love Gwenette

  9. Lloyd D. Duhaney (Junior) at · Reply

    My aunt GT assisted my parents in growing and developing me into the man I am today, and for this I am forever grateful. The fund memories I have of her from I was a baby will forever be remembered by me. I miss her, however God knows best. May her soul rest in Peace. Love you.

  10. Janie Proctor Cody at · Reply

    Let not your hearts be troubled for she’s resting with the Lord. Your Family have my My Deepest Sympathy . JANIE PROCTOR CODY

  11. Kimberly Johnson at · Reply

    Aaron and I are sending our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. Beverley Jamieson at · Reply

    To : Olive and family. Please accept my sympathy during this time of the loss of your dearly beloved sister Mercia. May her soul rest in peace.
    Beverley. Jamieson
    Olive Williams
    School Mate

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