Jaime Barragan Mejia
January 4, 1948 – April 11, 2018
Jaime B. Mejia was born in Tacatzcuaro Michoacán, Mexico on 1-4-1948 and passed 4-11-2018 at the age of 70.
Jaime was a drill Sergeant, Paratrooper, Military Police Officer, and served his country for two tours during the Vietnam War. He ended his military career in the communications field and retired from the US Army as a SFC Sergeant First Class after over 20 years of dedicated service. Throughout his military career he was stationed all around the world. Including such places as Germany, Ft. Gordon, GA, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, Schofield barracks, Hawaii, and then after his retirement in 1990 he settled in Jacksonville, Fl. But his retirement never hindered his sense of adventure as he loved to travel as much as possible. Whether packing up the van and going on a cross country trip to just packing sunscreen and hitting the beach or taking a hike he thoroughly loved the great outdoors. He also enjoyed being active and would walk 2-4 miles a day. He loved his walks and sometimes his daughters would join him through trails to just around the neighborhood. They also used to participate in folk marches, while in Germany, which were 5 -20 miles long. Jaime was also a runner and in his younger days he even set a track record in high school. He was also scouted to possibly join the United States Olympic track team. But being physically active wasn’t the only way he stayed in shape. Jaime also worked out his mental and spiritual wellbeing by dedicating his life to Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church. And he was reborn again in 1999. He was a man of the cloth who embodied what it means to be a devoted Catholic; as he loved to honor and worship his Lord God and was always active in the church. He headed the rosary at St. Edwards mass on Sundays and was a liturgist and loved reading the gospel during services. Some of Jaime’s other pastimes he enjoyed were reading, collecting everything, photography, watching movies, cooking, and listening to music. He loved going to the library at the least every other week and had enough books to open up his own library. He also shared his love of reading with his daughters and granddaughter and could often times be found sitting in his favorite recliner with a good book. When it came to collecting things there was nothing off limits for Jaime. His collections ranged from books, watches, sharks teeth, rosaries, stamps, fishing poles, and pictures. He also never went anywhere without his camera. He loved taking pictures and if you were around him you were never safe. Movies and television watching were another recreation he enjoyed. He especially liked series and was sad when they closed his favorite place Blockbuster. One of his latest favorites were telenovelas and he loved to talk about them afterwards. He also loved cooking and was always trying new things in the kitchen. A couple of his specialties were salsas and stir-fry’s. His love for music was also great as he had a collection of over 10,000 songs that ranged from Bob Marely to Snoop Dogg. And it was his love for music that inspired him to open up his own stereo shop after his retirement. Jaime B. Mejia, may have been just a person to few but too many he was a remarkable man who lovingly and joyfully fulfilled many titles. He was a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend; just to name a few. He was also one to never shy away from speaking his mind. Yet he always found the most enduring ways to express his compassion to the ones he loved and cherished the most. He loved his family period and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for them. Anytime any of his children needed him he would be there. He always made sure to show them love and strength. He taught his children how to be strong and independent. There was never a need or a want when it came to Jaime with his children. Jaime was a loving husband, wonderful father, and an amazing grandfather. He will be forever missed, remembered always, and eternally loved.
Jaime B. Mejia is survived by his: Wife- Adela Andrade Mejia Children- Melissa Mejia Carmen Andrade Mejia-Hill Karen Lilibeth Lee Ramiro Vicentie Biaz Mejia Dominic Jaime Vicentie Mejia Mother- Carmen Barragn Mejia Siblings- Olga Magdaleno, Jose Mejia, Carmen Lomeli, Angie Rodriguez Anthony Mejia, Denice Mejia, Carlotta Mejia, Ramiro Mejia And his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren
- Rosary Service Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Visitation Thursday, April 26, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, April 27, 2018
- Committal Service Friday, April 27, 2018
Jaime Barragan Mejia
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May 1, 2018
To my wonderful brother who had a kind heart and was ready and willing to help anybody. He would call me and tell me "Can I help you with anything, please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your family." He had the most cheerful "Hello" anyone could imagine. It was unbelievable to see all the pictures he had of everyone he loved over the years. Jaime was such a special person. He never wanted anyone to worry about him no matter how he felt. He always said I am doing fine. I will miss your beautiful smile. Your sister forever, Jila
May 1, 2018
Jaime was my big brother he was a great inspiration if ever I needed to vent or just cry out he listened and would tell me let’s pray , through a very rough time in our lives he was always there to listen and help me !! always trying to be the strong one I will miss you my brother I will carry you in my heart forever I know I can still cry out to you but sadly you won’t be able to answer . May you RIP I love you and we will be together again rest in heaven my Angel and watch over us all .
May 1, 2018
I have several memories of my uncle Jaime. I remember you coming to visit when I was super young, about 6 years old. You had a wonderful and loving personality towards all our family. You and my tia would sit outside in the hot sun for hours on end playing crochet with me. You never got mad because I played wrong and didn't know what I was doing. One of the most wonderful memories I will never forget is going to visit you in Jacksonville. You treated all of us with your joyous laughter and personality and treated all of us like Gold! You took us on great adventures and showed us around all your favorite spots. You showed us the joy you had in looking for shark teeth and sea shells. Your attitude was always so happy and loving no matter the situation. You always had a way to make us laugh and I will remember you forever. I will treasure all our experiences for the rest of my life! I will miss you so much. I love you tio!
May 1, 2018
I will miss you always with all my heart and soul. You are my everything dad. You taught me to be the strong, self sufficient woman that I am today. I have learn so much from you and will continue to make you proud. I promise to take care of Mom and Carmen and the kids while you’re away. I can’t wait to see you daddy. I love you so much.
May 1, 2018
My brother Jaime
All the wonderful memories we spent together when I was a teenager and lived with you in Washington DC. It was always nice to say I had a brother in the army. You will always be in my memories. love you your brother Tony
May 1, 2018
My Dear Brother
I will miss our talks. I will miss your corny jokes but most of all I will miss you. But I understand that your time has come and God has called upon you to be with him in a place that is filled with light, Love and Peace. You were the first born out of nine of us., Our Big Brother . We will know that you will guard over us from heaven and be our guardian angel. I will carry your love in my heart. Until we meet again. Love you forever your little sis
April 27, 2018
I love you brother..Forever will our memories be engraved in my heart..I will see u again big brother in gods kingdom...my brother Jaime was a awesome person..his memory will live on thru me and all his family..Love your sister carmen
Roy Berron Sr.
April 26, 2018
Will miss you so much my friend, thank you for always being there and opening your warm home and heart for our family, you left an undying torch in our hearts forever. Roy Berron and family.
April 24, 2018
We are greatly saddened by the news of Jaime's death. He was such a good friend to the Walker family and every time I visited my mom in Jacksonville, in the care of our loving Adela, I was happy to see Jaime and share a laugh or two. The Mejia family is very special in our hearts and we want you to know that we are thinking of you, sending our deepest sympathies and holding you in our prayers. We love you, Adela,
Christine and Dennis.
April 23, 2018
I am proud to of had a brother who served his country with pride and dignity. I will never forget our final co conversation we had o er the phone. Rest in peace my brother u til we meet again
April 13, 2018
Jaime was my tio..i admired him my whole life..my fondest memory is when i spent the summer with him .. it was the best time of my life,, he was an awesome man..you will always be in my heart..i love u tio..
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