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Joe Mejia
Carnes Brothers Funeral Home

Joe Mejia GALVESTON - Joe Mejia, 74, passed away at Hearthstone Assisted Living Facility on the Mainland, Tuesday, October 9, 2007. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am, Friday, October 12, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Galveston, Texas with Father Gerald Lewis, S.V.D. celebrant. Visitation will be held from 5:00pm-8:00pm on Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Carnes Brothers Funeral Home, 1201 Tremont, Galveston, Texas with a rosary to be held at 6:30 pm.

Joe was born February 21, 1933 to Carlos and Marguerita Olvera Mejia in Galveston, Texas.  He was a retired Longshoreman from the ILA Local # 20 after more than 40 years of loyal service where he was given the nickname of “pajaro loco” or crazy bird because of his incessant use of speech.  Joe was an avid football fan who supported the Dallas Cowboys through thick and thin.  He loved Mexican food and was a connisseur of fine donuts wherever he could find them.  Even after retirement he never wasted a moment, he always stayed busy.  Joe was a professional people person and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Mr. Mejia is preceded in death by his loving wife, Esperanza, sisters Margaret De Jesus, Nellie Gonzales, brothers, Charles Mejia, Louis Mejia, Sr., and Jesse Mejia. Survivors include wife Judith Mejia, daughters, Sylvia Cohen of Galveston, Josie and husband, Michael Van of Dickinson, grandsons Nicholas Cohen of Galveston and Ethan Van of Dickinson and numerous other relatives and many friends.

Pallbearers are Nicholas Cohen, Michael Van, Augustino (Augie) Molis, Julius Mejia, Jr., Andrew Mejia, Sr, and Ismael Mejia.

The family would like to extend gratitude to Mr. Walt Crowder for his support during Mr. Mejia’s last days.  The family would also like to extend thanks to Amed Hospice and the Amed Healthcare Group for providing the medical staff that gave exceptional care.  To the nurses, Solange Loughran, Gwendolyn Madison and Susan Louviere, our many thanks and appreciation.  To our special nurse friends, Lisa Le Blanc and Lola Kneip, words can not express our deep gratitude. Thanks also to Joe Hinojosa and Pam Austin for all your support. To the Hearthstone staff who provided compassion and kindness, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
  



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