August 22, 1966 - December 30, 2020
Joe Stephen Mejía was welcomed into God’s eternal glory on December 30th, 2020 in San Antonio, Tx. He was born August 22, 1966, in San Angelo, Texas. A veteran of Operation Dessert Storm-Gulf War, he served as a sergeant in the United States Army 1st Calvary Division for 9 years. A former Golden Gloves boxing champion who fought fiercely in the ring & in life. Joe Stephen “Steve” Mejía was a man who had devoted his life to God. Not only did he help any person within reach, but he did so without hesitation & with a smile. He was a former president of the American Federation of Government Employees as well as a former President of the San Felipe Lions Club, taking pride in doing anything he could to assist his community & fellow men. He had a heart of gold that touched many in our community. He was a devoted husband, dedicated father, protective brother, loving grandfather, & dependable friend. He left an indelible impression on everything & everyone he touched. He lit up a room. His humor & personality were one-of-a-kind & made all feel welcomed. He was a man highly respected & admired by the LAFB community where he devoted 23 years of his life. He was known to have the firmest handshake, the sharpest attire, & a true passion for helping people. He was a true fan of the Dallas Cowboys. His happiness came from spending time with the love of his life, watching his sons achieve many of their personal goals, but his pride & joy was watching his grandson grow before his eyes. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Virginia Jane Mejía, his in laws Guadalupe Torres Jr. & Eva Suarez Torres, grandparents, Jesus & Aurora Suarez, Guadalupe Torres Sr. & Maria Torres, grandparents, Jose Leon & Virginia Lucero Montaño, Great -grandfather, Reyes Montelongo, uncles, Steve, Joey, Ernesto, & Jerry Montaño, and brother-in-law Rick Labelle. Survivors include his lovely & beloved wife of 32 years, Katherine Mejía, sons Stephen Rey Mejia (Chrystine), Gerald David Mejia, & Brandon Ernesto Mejia, grandson, Stephen Rey Mejía Jr., brother, Paul David Mejía, sister, Nancy Montaño, grandmother, Faye Aguirre, uncle Gilbert Montaño, aunts, Albesa Montaño, Sylvia Ney Montano, & Rosie Montano, brother-in-laws, Guadalupe Torres III (Patty), Robert Lee Torres, David Lee Torres (Tammy), Rogelio Torres (Mary) & Ray Torres (Rachel); brother-in-law, Ralph Garcia, sister-in-law, Jo Elda Hanson (Scott), nephews, Adam, & Jordan Garcia, Guadalupe Torres IV, Adrian Torres, David Lee Torres, John David Torres, Ray Andres Torres, Rogelio Torres Jr., Gregory Torres, Ray Suarez Jr., & Jaron Fields, nieces, Eva Danielle Muna, Kristin Torres, Isabel Torres, Emily Rae Torres, & Erica Hardin. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, & cousins. Honorary pallbearers include his grandson, Stephen Rey Mejía Jr., brother, Paul David Mejía, & PPA comrades. Pallbearers include Danny Muñoz, David Lee Torres, Rick Alfaro, Bobby Diaz, Rod Rangel & Joe Cortinas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Trinity Chapel of Faith. A Holy Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 2p.m. Burial will follow at Sunset Cemetery.
Joe Stephen Mejía was welcomed into God’s eternal glory on December 30th, 2020 in San Antonio, Tx. He was born August 22, 1966, in San Angelo, Texas. A veteran of Operation Dessert Storm-Gulf War, he served as a sergeant in the United... View Obituary & Service Information
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