Published 7:01 pm Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Rev. Isaiah Mejia, 59, of Bainbridge, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014
at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
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The memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2014
at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Justin Lemons and Rev. Fernando
Jiminez officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following
the service. Memorial donations may be made to El Buen Pastor 3359 E. Cheyenne Ave., North Las Vegas, NV89030 or Travis Baptist Church, 13th Street Memphis, TX 79245.
Rev. Mejia was born May 29, 1955 in Abernathy, Texas, the son of Rev. Porfirio
Garcia Mejia, Sr. and Petra Villafranco Mejia. He began his ministry in
Texas at the age of 14 working with his father, and the local Baptist
Association in Seagraves. Later he earned his Masters of Music Ministry at
Southwestern Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth, and his Masters of Divinity
at Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. He served as
Director of Mission Ministries as well as Evangelism Specialist for the
Southern Nevada Baptist Association that was comprised of over 108 churches
in and around Las Vegas. Rev. Mejia’s goal was that all churches reached
out to the communities in their care; reaching out to all no matter their
station in life. Rev. Mejia stated, “ We’re discovering and looking for ways the church can effectively penetrate the community to share the gospel. For
people to want what we’ve got they must see how our relationship with Jesus has changed us. “Rev. Mejia also served in many churches over the years in North Carolina, Nevada, Texas, and Florida.
Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Jan Ohlinger Mejia of Bainbridge; his children, Mary Kathryn Mejia of Bainbridge, and Jon Mejia and his wife, Katy, of Las Vegas; his mother, Patsy Mejia, of Memphis, Texas; his siblings, Louis Mejia, of Bovina, Texas, Esther Steelman and her husband, Joe,of Bovina, Dianne Luna and her husband, Carlos, of Clute, Texas, Porfirio Mejia, Jr. and his wife, Andi, Sharpsburg, Georgia, Delilah Lemons and her husband, Rev. Justin Lemons, of Saginaw, Texas, Gilda Garner and her husband, Doyle, of Bovina, Adam Mejia, of Bovina, Cindy Lewis, and her husband, Monty, of Huntsville, Alabama, Daniel Mejia, and his wife, Amy, of
Bovina, Naomi Alcock and her husband, Jim, of Houston, Texas, and Sandra K.
Wilson and her husband, David, of Little Rock, Arkansas; his grandsons, Ezra and Everett Mejia; and 28 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Porfirio Garcia.
Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.