Mercy Thomson, eldest daughter of late Pastor P.S & Mary Philipose was born on February 23, 1955, in Bangalore, India. Mercy is the eldest grandchild on her maternal side and the eldest granddaughter on her paternal side. She spent the first five years of her life together with her missionary parents in Bangalore, as they served the Lord, in their first mission field.
Mercy continued her education while she traveled with her missionary parents in Mulakazha, Kerala, Madras, and finished her higher studies in Coimbatore. When her parents moved to Bombay, Mercy began her professional nursing career at G.T Hospital. She then accepted an opportunity in 1979 with Aramco, in Saudi Arabia where she met Thomson George and remained there until 1982. She migrated to New York with her parents and siblings, Grace John, Sam & Regi Philip. The family relocated to Winter Haven, Florida in June 1982.
On July 28, 1982 Mercy married Thomson George of Rockvilla, Panampatta, Kerala, and settled in Winter Haven, Florida soon after their wedding and later moved to Tampa, Florida. Together, they were blessed with three wonderful children, Dr. Tomy Thomson, Dr. Tina Thomson (married to Dr. Sony Sam and their children, Gabriella and Micah) and their youngest son, Dr. Toby Thomson.
From a very tender age, Mercy accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and always had a close and personal relationship with Her Master. Her name resonated with her love actions toward her patients, family and community. She had a very loving, caring and compassionate heart to say a warm word of encouragement and cool a troubled and tender heart. Mercy always meant what she said and said what she meant. Her words were true and without any guile, always donning a warm smile. She was very assertive and firm in her faith and would not compromise her relationship with Her Master. Always, very eager to listen to the Word and live by it.
Mercy was truly an encourager, always lifting and elevating someone, whether family, friend or even a stranger. She always made it a point to connect with people. Mercy was passionate about evangelism and won many souls to Christ from the onset of her life especially while attending nursing school in Bombay, India. She made it a point to buddy up and invite many of her fellow students and nurses to church, where her dad and mom pastored. Although, her desire was to become a medical doctor, she was content and passionate about her nursing career and served her patients well. Her nursing and medical career along with her keen desire to keep up with medicine, helped her to assess, diagnose and was the first point of contact for medical advice in our family.
Mercy lived an exemplary life reflecting the love of Christ through her words and actions. As her siblings, children and grandchildren, we can proudly say that she walked the talk, when it came to her relationship with Jesus Christ.
Soon after she was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer, she became a champion of faith while she underwent chemotherapy and radiation. While receiving the treatment, she would sing aloud songs which identified with the sufferings of Christ and always reminded those around and her family, that no matter what sufferings Christ allows us to go through, “we MUST accept it.” For a short while after the treatments were completed, she made it a mission to testify of the Lord’s goodness in local churches and kept the hope alive that she will continue to travel with her husband to various parts of the world and testify of God’s healing and His love.
As she succumbed to the terminal wrath of cancer, she remained confident in her faith filled with hope. She stated she is not afraid of death and was ready to face it head on, because she knew whom she believed and was confident that God was in total control of her life.
Many saints of God all across the globe prayed for her healing. As her condition grew worse by the day, although God did not give her a total healing and extension of life, He continued to heal Mercy by keeping her pain free until the very end. She always had a sound sleep and rested well, knowing that she was in the palm of His hand. God did not allow His precious saint to suffer much and decided to call her home at 6:06 PM on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. She became absent in her physical and corruptible body, while being present with her Lord!
Mercy leaves behind an irreplaceable void, as she made it a point to always call and check on her aging mother, who preceded her homegoing only 30 days ago. She will surely be missed by her husband, children, grandchildren, siblings, cousins, in-laws and friends.