December 31, 1927 - July 16, 2020
December 31, 1927- July 16, 2020
Altagracia Emilia Vega Garcia-Planas, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord in Dallas, TX on July 16, 2020. Surrounded by her family, she died of natural causes at age 92. She was adored by many for her loving nature, her strength, and her undeniable beauty. Till her last breath, Grace carried herself with a regal sense of pride, envious wit and an elegance she made seem effortless. She fully embodied her namesake; a graceful queen walking amongst us all. Grace touched the lives and hearts of many whom she held captive by her love, her delicious cooking, and her mesmerizing smile- not to mention her fearless ability to speak her mind! She was a force of nature on this earth, and will forever be cherished in the hearts of her many survivors. To all, the world was a better, brighter, and funnier place with her in it. She will be missed indescribably.
Born December 31, 1927 in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Grace was the first born, and last surviving of her 7 siblings. Surrounded by the tropical beauty of the island, she grew up to be an independent woman who at an early age worked to take care of her grandmother and aunt until their deaths. She spent the majority of her adult life raising her family in New York City, and later relocating to Dallas, TX in her final years.
Putting God and family in front of herself always, Grace was a selfless, infinitely caring individual. There were no bounds to the love she had for God and family. Her faith guided her throughout the happy times of her life as well as the hardships. In her final years, she lived a life of prayer; meditating on the life of Christ while saying the rosary daily. She was a member of St Monica church in Dallas and loved attending Sunday mass to listen to the word of God. She was deeply devoted to the Virgin Mary, and passed unto eternal life on the feast day of our Lady of Carmel.
Grace was survived by many friends, extended family and loved ones she cared for so deeply. Immediate Survivors include: daughter Jenny Sandlin and her husband Don Sandlin, son Jose Luis Vega and wife Lupita De La Cueva, son Emil Vega; grandson Ernie Vega Jr,
granddaughter Grace Vega, grandson Matthew Vega, grandson Chris Vega, granddaughter Gina Sandlin Orlando and her husband Dustin Orlando, granddaughter Devanna Vega and her mother Clarissa, grandson Igor Vega, grandson Jose Vega, granddaughter Jacky Vega, granddaughter Sofia Vega, grandson Felipe Vega; Great grandchildren Sean Michael Clancy, Jillian Clancy, Luca Orlando and Pilar Vega. She was preceded in death by her late husband Ernesto Vega Pagan, and her beloved first born son Ernesto Rafael Vega; may they rest peacefully together, happily reunited forevermore.
Due to Covid 19, a funeral mass will be held at St. Monica Church in Dallas on a date yet to be determined.
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Arrangements under the direction of:
Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252