The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


March 8, 2013

Mary Catherine (Axum) Vega

A memorial mass for Mary Catherine Vega, 49, of Palestine, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Msngr. Zach officiating. A rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Vega went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, March 4 at Palestine Regional Medical Center.

She was born Nov. 14, 1963 in Tripolia, Libya to Tucker Edward Axum Sr. and Katherine Gatti Axum.

Mrs. Vega was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, She was employed by the Knights of Columbus. She loved cooking, reading books and watching TV and helping her husband with blood drives at the church, always by his side whatever they did.

Mrs. Vega was preceded in death by her son, Lucas Stanley and her father Tucker Axum Sr.   

She is survived by her husband of five years, Frank Vega; son, Justin Stanley; mother, Katherine Gatti Axum; sisters Lisa Holcomb and Christina Axum; brothers, Tucker Axum Jr., and Christopher Axum; grandmother, Isabel Axum; one grandson, Caleb Stanley; Godmother, Lurle Corne and Aunt Nelda Condra; and survived by numerous uncles, nephews, nieces and many cousins. She was loved very much by sister-in-laws, Gloria and Thomas Villareal, Rosie and Servando Guerra, Alice and Enrique Perez. She also leaves behind two step-daughters, Lori Vega, Dora Ortega; and stepsons, Randall, Ronald Sr., and Rodney Carmona.

Honorary pallbearers will be Justin Stanley, Tucker Axum Jr., Tucker Axum III, Christopher Axum, Thomas Villarreal, Servando Guerra, Enrique Perez and Bob Poinsette.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 503 N. Queen, Palestine, Texas, 75801.

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