Mercy Pelebo, 61, of Copperas Cove passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, in Killeen.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Scott’s Funeral Home Chapel in Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at Copperas Cove City Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
Pelebo was born on April 12, 1957, in Nigeria. She married Goodluck Pelebo on July 30, 1982, in Nigeria. They resided in Tyler,Texas, and Collingswood, N.J. until moving to Copperas Cove in 1998. She received her B.S.N. from the University of Texas in Tyler. She was a registered nurse and owned and operated Trinity Home Health Care Services in Copperas Cove until her retirement in 2017. She was co-pastor alongside her husband at The Fellowship of Praise and Worship in Copperas Cove.
She was a loving wife to her husband of 36 years and a loving mother, sister and grandmother. She was caring and very giving of herself, a tenacious and hard working individual as her former employees and patients would know. She was a strong woman of faith in her Lord. She loved God with all of her heart and loved her family just the same. She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed dearly.
She is preceded in death by her father, Inabara Rufus-Spiff, and brother, Tonworio Rufus-Spiff.
She is survived by her husband, Pastor Goodluck Pelebo; mother, Agnes Rufus-Spiff; four children, Walter Pelebo and wife Carah, David Pelebo, John Pelebo and Marymargaret Pelebo; brothers and sisters, Idubamo Rufus-Spiff, Abraham Rufus-Spiff, Irigha Rufus-Spiff, Inanga Rufus-Spiff, Inifuro Rufus-Spiff and Essian Cobham; and two grandchildren, Faith and Elainah Pelebo.
Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove is in charge of arrangements.