Mercedese Carter Utley, age 85, of Wills Point, TX, passed away April 6, 2019. She was born November 16, 1933, in Princeton, TX, to Willis Duke Carter and Lilly Mae (Byars) Carter. When Mercedese was younger, she worked for a T.V. station in California while also modeling. She eventually moved back to Texas and worked for Braniff Airlines as a ticket agent. Later Mercedese received her certification as an aesthetician and managed a salon in Rockwall, TX. She was a classy and elegant lady, who always dressed very beautifully. Mercedese was a loving mother and a good friend to all who knew her. Her grandkids affectionately knew her as “Ma” and her great grandkids called her “Oma.” She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Mercedese is survived by her sons: Ron Hall and wife Susan and Doug Utley and wife Kristi; grandchildren: Devon Utley, Autumn Power, Sara Hall and Ronnie Hall; great grandchildren: Thomas, Kaitlyn, Chase, Noah, Nolan, and Cheyenne; great-great grandchildren: Cason and Presley; sister: Lucy Williams; and nephews: Gary Trammel and Tony Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband; Herman E. Utley; her parents; and her brothers: Willis Duke Carter and L.P. Trammel.
Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Reflections at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rockwall Location with Dr. Joe Pool officiating. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.