Our loving husband, father, brother, popo, and friend, Gilbert Mercado, 48, went to be with our heavenly Lord on August 4, 2019. Gilbert was a gentle soul who will be dearly missed. Gilbert was born in Lubbock to the late Gilbert, Sr. and Julia Mercado on May 24, 1971. Gilbert was a mechanic by trade. He loved to sing, dance, and spend time with his family. He was the life of the party and loved to joke around with everyone. His passion was car racing and being at the lake with friends and family. His smile was infectious, and he lit up the room. He was always willing to help anyone in need. Gilbert married his high school sweetheart, Brenda, who were married for 32 years. They were blessed with 2 beautiful children; daughter: Gisell; son: Gavin; and granddaughter: Bryleigh; brothers: Ralph and Julian; six nieces; four nephews; one great niece; one great nephew; and extended family and friends. Those we love don’t go away they walk beside us everyday unseen, unheard but always near still loved, still missed and very dear. Services will be provided by Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Visitation will begin on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Fellowship and Prayer to be recited beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, August 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the Celebration of Fellowship and Prayer to be recited beginning at 6:00 pm. Celebration of Life will be celebrated on Friday, August 9, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at Guajardo Funeral Chapels. Interment services to follow in City of Lubbock Cemetery.