She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Ray Lopez; granddaughter, Therese Lea Shearer; sister, Patricia D. Broussard, son-in-law, Kenny McGilbery; and son-in-law, Shannon Doucet.
She graduated from Southwest Louisiana Institute in Lafayette, Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education in 1955. For many years, she was a substitute teacher at St. Pius X Catholic school as well as the public elementary schools in Beaumont. She was a parishioner at St. Pius X Catholic Church since 1958. Gerry loved to sew, paint, embroidery, and craft.
Geraldine is survived by her children, Rebecca Lopez Rabb Doucet of Beaumont; Matthew Charles Lopez and wife Cathy, of China, Texas; Corine Anne Lopez McGilbery of Vidor, Texas; Mark Alex Lopez of Beaumont; and David Allen Lopez of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Justin Rabb, Wesley Lockwood and wife Kim, Jessica Lockwood Landry and husband Pat, Anthony Lockwood and wife Chanel, Jacob Lopez, Lucas Lopez, and Chloe Lopez; and great-grandchildren, Cameron, Hunter, Aubrie, Kennedy, Camden, and Leslie; and sister-in-law Sally Lopez Welch.
A Gathering of Family and Friends will be held on Friday June 9, 2023 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 4955 Pine St., Beaumont, TX 77703 with a Rosary Prayer Service at 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Saturday June 10, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. Pius X Catholic Church 5075 Bigner Rd., Beaumont, TX 77708 with Father Gnanavoli "Oli" Arulsamy, celebrating her life.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.forestlawnmpfh.com for the Lopez family.
Allen De La HoussayeFather (deceased)
Mable De La HoussayeMother (deceased)
Charles Ray LopezHusband (deceased)
Patricia D. BroussardSister (deceased)
Rebecca Lopez RabbDaughter
Corine Lopez McGilberyDaughter
She is also survived by her grandchildren, Justin, Wesley, Jessica, Anthony, Jacob, Lucas and Chloe and by her great-grandchildren Cameron, Hunter, Aubrie, Kennedy, Camden and Leslie