Mercedes M. Canady, 31, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Mercedes was born on January 7, 1991, in Chicago, IL. the daughter of Shelton Roberts and Evelyn Canady.   She worked as a CNA at Open Arms Group Home.  Mercedes loved art, especially painting and drawing to help show the positive and happy outlook she had on life.  She loved to do make-up and style the hair of her family and friends. She was known as the “FUN” Auntie, always having fun and always the life of the party.  She cherished and doted on her son Mason.  Mercedes will be deeply missed by her son, Mason Pette, Mother Evelyn Canady, three sisters Tabatha Canady, LaVerne Canady and Ebony Canady, three brothers Shelton Canady, Joshua Canady and Justin Canady and special niece Natalyia as well as a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Mercedes was preceded in death by her grandparents Sarah and Freeman Canady, Aunt Martha McAtee, Uncles Glen Canady, Tommy Stewart and Freeman Canady, Jr.  A memorial service will be held for Mercedes at Strouf Funeral Home, 1001 High Street on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. The family will receive guests at the Funeral Home on Monday, June 20, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.  Burial will be private for the family per Mercedes wishes.