Mercy was born and raised in Miami, FL. Her parents came to the United States in 1959 from Cuba. She has 3 sisters and a brother. In 1987, Mercy married Emilio Iglesias, a US Air Force Veteran. They honeymooned in Hawaii where they visited the Pearl Harbor Memorial. They are the proud parents of two wonderful young adults, Olivia & Johnny. This year they will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.
Mercy was a hotelier for over 18 years, working at the InterContinental Hotel, Biltmore Hotel, Grove Isle Resort, Doral Resort & Country Club as well as being part of the opening management team of the JW Marriott Hotel Miami. She has great passion for the hospitality business. In 2002, she changed careers to be the Sales & Marketing Manager at The Capital Grille in Miami. She took great pride in this position for 9 years, including the planning and successfully serving Thanksgiving Lunch to over 700 Veterans at the VA Miami Hospital on Thanksgiving Day for 3 consecutive years, with the assistance of the rest of the management team & staff of The Capital Grille. Today, Mercy owns her own business along with her beautiful daughter, Olivia, who shares the same passion as her mother. They are currently making dreams come true as Event Planners, specializing in Weddings, Socials as well as Corporate events. www.ladyandliv.com
Mercy is currently the President of the American Legion Auxiliary 346 in Miami, Fl where she attends monthly meeting s and events to promote our US Veterans.
Living in a home where the American Flag is flown 365 days a year, and the wife of a proud veteran, being a volunteer for Honor Flight South Florida is extremely rewarding. Mercy now serves as the Guardian Director for HFSF. If you wish to be a Guardian or know anyone that is interested in sharing an unforgettable day with a WWII veteran, please complete the Guardian application by clicking HERE and Mercy will be reaching out to you directly.