OBITUARY

Teodosio "Ted" Mejia

September 3, 1929May 20, 2019

Teodosio (Ted) Mejia, 89, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on March 20, 2019. He was born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, on September 3, 1929, to Carmen Valentin and Teodosio Mejia. Mr. Mejia graduated from The Ponce High School and attended the University of Puerto. He served in The United States Army and was married for 41 years to his high school sweetheart, Lucy Lafontaine.

Mr. Mejia had a love of airplanes and flying and worked for Eastern Airlines for 51 years. He loved his family dearly and had a life-long passion for the opera. He loved singing, cooking, cabinet making, boating and dancing. He was preceded in death by his wife Lucy, his son Alan and his sisters Haydee, Clara, Hilda, Velma, Mercedes, Eva, Margot, Blanca and Celeste and his brother Manuel.

He is survived by his daughters: Aileen Pratt and Lizette Mejia; son-in-law Jack Pratt, Sr.; his grandchildren: Michael Mejia, Michael Pratt and Caroline Pratt; his great-grandchildren: Ethan Mejia and Kylee Mejia; his brother Servando Mejia, sister-in-law Chicola Mejia and his sister Carmen Mejia. He was the gentlest and kindest of souls and will be forever missed by his loved ones. A Memorial Mass will be held at Christ the King Catholic Church, 8017 Preston Road, Dallas, 75225, on Thursday, May 23rd at 1:00pm. Msgr Donald Zimmerman officiating.

Services

  • Memorial Mass Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Vanessa Latorre

May 30, 2019

Teddy was my dads best friend. I just got word of this...my heart feels so heavy. He was a very special man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. He meant a lot to my dad who passed 2 years ago. May Gods peace be with you all. Love, VANESSA

Gary and Norma Lewis

May 27, 2019

Dear family of Teddy,
We will miss him so much and I have over 50 years of memories of him. He was a blessing and so loved by everyone that crossed his path. Yes, he loved singing and would burst out in song. He loved the opera and relished attending. One could make an opera of his life and Pavarotti could sing it! He was kind, sincere, compassionate, funny and loyal. He made up so many embellished funny stories about us! Lucy and Ted came to NJ for a pig roast and Lucy brought arroz con pollo. It was outstanding! Gary was so sad when I told him. For myself, his pictures that you sent keep flipping through my mind, as well as the memories. I think that on Sundays, we will continue to anticipate his weekly calls that have come for about 30 years. It will take us a while to adjust. I know that you Teddy, too, are a guardian angel and will be looking over us all. We will see you again buddy! Our heartfelt condolences to family and friends of Teddy!

Edward & Robert Thick-Macias

May 25, 2019

Our dear friend & former next door neighbor Ted will be fondly remembered & dearly missed. Ted was a kind & gentle soul who always had a song in his heart who often bursted out in song. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Rest in peace dear friend.

Amanda Galloway

May 22, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Ted. I will always remember the stories he shared during his appointments and the times we would sit and chat. I always enjoyed the stories of when he was flying and would start singing to his passengers. Ted was such a genuine, wonderful caring man. He had a wonderful smile that was contagious. I also remember when I was expecting my daughter he would come in and say I had a dream you are going to have twins. We always would laugh about that at every appointment. Ted loved his children and would do anything for them. I know Ted is at peace now and is no longer in any pain. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.

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