Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 27, 2011

Theresa Mejia, 71, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. She was a homemaker and a native of New Orleans and has lived in St. Charles Parish for the past five years. She worked as a nurses aide.

She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Marco Antonio Mejia; six sons: Peter, Augustus, Kirk and Keith Garcia and Marco and Thomas Mejia; one daughter, Cynthia Chahoc; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Ficaro Sr. and Eunice Nata Ficaro LeBourgeois; her first husband, Peter Frank Garcia Sr.; daughter Catherine Garcia; and three siblings.

The family wishes to express special thanks to Joy with Paynes In-Home Care Services in LaPlace and Dana with Nurses Registry Home Health.

Visitation and services were held at H.C. Alexander Funeral Home in Norco on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Interment followed in St. Vincent DePaul Mausoleum in New Orleans. Family and friends are invited to send their condolences to