Velma Mejia O'Harra

October 8, 1922January 9, 2019

Velma Mejia O’Harra, 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at home in Jacksonville, FL with her husband, son and daughter at her side.

Velma is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Patrick L. O’Harra; son, Mark O’Harra (Patrick Gibbons); daughter, Eva G. O’Harra; four loving grandchildren, Kady Smaglis, Hanna Smaglis, John Paul Smaglis IV and Patrick Smaglis; and siblings, Servando Mejia, Theodoso “Ted” Mejia and Carmen Mejia. Full of life and joyful spirit, Velma will be missed by her many extended family members and friends. She has left us with many loving and unforgettable memories.

The family would especially like to thank the Northside team members at Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for their professional and extremely compassionate care, and in addition, to Ana Cronin, who became part of the family while being her weekly CNA caregiver for over a year.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials in her memory be made to: Community Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or online at

A graveside service will be held at 2:30pm on Monday, January 14, 2019 at Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.

HARDAGE-GIDDENS CHAPEL HILLS, 850 Saint Johns Bluff Road North, Jacksonville, FL 32225, is serving the family.


  • Graveside Service Monday, January 14, 2019

Velma Mejia O'Harra

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January 11, 2019

Please accept my sincere sympathy for you in your sorrow.
Pat's former co-worker at VA Medical Center

PJ Gibbons

January 10, 2019

Such great memories from Brockhurst Dr. & Rock Rose Ln. You welcomed me into the family from day one! ¡Te llamo!