On Dec. 19, 2020, Frank Jesús Reynaldo Vega Obregón, age 59, victoriously entered his eternal home, free of pain and finally in the presence of the One he loved most. He was the husband of Melissa (Meldau) Vega.
Frank was born on Oct. 15, 1961, Puerto Cortés, Honduras, to Fernando and Petrona Estela (Obregón) Vega. He was very close to his siblings as he grew up, which was a bond that remained strong until the end. They shared wonderful memories of a childhood poor in money, yet rich in love and adventure. Frank was a talented soccer player who traveled throughout Central America as a young man, playing the game he loved. He earned a degree in industrial electrical systems and subsequently worked at the Central American Bank for Economic Integration in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, before emigrating to the United States.
Frank gave his heart to Jesus shortly after arriving in the US. From that moment on, he lived his life to honor his Lord and Savior. Frank wholeheartedly and unreservedly answered God’s call to minister, although he had harbored ambitions of professional goals and plans of financial security. He gladly gave all of that up for the privilege of the high calling. In Aug. of 1989, he met his wife in West Palm Beach, Florida, at the church pastored by Rev. Sidney Grant. From his days as a Bible Institute and ministry student in West Palm Beach and Indiantown, FL, to youth ministry in Idaho Falls, ID, to pastoring and teaching Bible Institute in Lebanon, PA, to ministering in Seguin and Houston, TX, Frank’s deepest longing was to honor His King. He exemplified the love of God throughout his life of sacrificial service.
Frank loved deeply, forgave easily, and did not know how to hold a grudge. He enjoyed a good play on words and would often craft puns spontaneously, much to the delight (and, at times, the dismay) of his wife. His smile and laugh were contagious because they came from a genuinely loving heart. He will be missed more than words can express. But his legacy will live on through his children, grandchildren, and all those whose lives he touched.
Frank’s mantra, well known to those who sat under his ministry, was, “El Señor es bueno. El Señor es muy bueno. El Señor es extremadamente bueno.” (The Lord is good. The Lord is very good. The Lord is extremely good.) Throughout his difficult and painful illness these past 15 months, Frank never stopped believing in the supreme goodness of God. He is now experiencing that goodness firsthand. We can only imagine the intense, breathtaking joy of his homecoming.
In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his four children, Alcia, wife of Kevin Stellar, of Lebanon, Karina, fiancée of Steven Rosario, of Lebanon, and Elizabeth and Elijah, of York; his three grandchildren, Ishmael, Channing, and Iselle, all of Lebanon; his mother, Petrona Estela Obregón of Seguin, TX; his three siblings, Hector Vega, of Athens, AL, Maribel (Jaime) Dominguez, of Seguin, TX, and Aleyda Obregón (Marisol), of Hallandale Beach, FL; his nieces, Alxia and Saray Dominguez, of Seguin, TX, and Lucia Vega, of Phoenix, AZ; and his nephew, Abraham Escobar, of Savannah, GA. He was preceded in death by his father, Fernando Vega; and his brother, Fernando Vega, Jr.
Final arrangements will be handled by the Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory. Due to COVID-19, the funeral service, conducted by Rev. Sidney Grant, will be private.
Interment will be at Wenger’s Meeting House Cemetery, Jonestown. The service will be live-streamed for all those who wish to celebrate Frank’s life on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. All who wish can attend via the Livestream which can be accessed at www.kreamerlumfh.com or directly at: https://video.ibm.com/channel/YLDNsG33dsz