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Memory Gardens Funeral Home & Cemetery

8200 Old Brownsville Road, Corpus Christi, TX

OBITUARY

Valentine Lopez

August 6, 1971January 7, 2020
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Valentine Lopez passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2020 in Corpus Christi, TX at the age of 48.

Valentine is preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Gloria Lopez. He is survived by his seven brothers, five sisters, five nephews, four nieces, and two great nephews. Joe (Anna), Maria (Miguel), Hipolito, Lolly (Johnny), Luciano, Diana (Edward), Jaime, Gregorio, Gabino, Veronica, Sylvia (Alex), and Daniel of Corpus Christi, Texas.

Valentine was born August 6, 1971 in Corpus Christi, Texas. He graduated from Foy H. Moody High School in 1989. He loved attending car shows, fishing, and watching wrestling with his nephews. He enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 5 to 9 pm at Memory Gardens Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 10:00 AM with burial to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Julian Vera will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend the Celebration of life for Valentine. Flowers and condolences may be sent through the Memory Gardens Funeral Home website. www.memorygardensfuneralhome.com

  • FAMILY

  • Jose and Gloria Lopez, Parents (deceased)
  • Joe (Anna), Maria (Miguel), Hipolito, Lolly (Johnny), Luciano and Diana (Edward), Siblings
  • Jaime, Gregorio, Gabino, Veronica, Sylvia (Alex) and Daniel, Siblings
  • Valentine also leaves five nephews, four nieces and two great nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Burial Sunday, January 12, 2020

Memories

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Lolly Alvarez

January 13, 2020

My young brother you will be missed tremendously...
I am #4 from the oldest and 2nd oldest sister.
As one of the oldest sister, I was also one that took care of him as a young boy. I remember that he would always come running to me so I could protect him if mom was going to spank him or if some one would get after him...I always took very good care off him as a child as I did to all my young siblings...
I know we didn't see each other much since I live out of town, but was always very happy when I did see you...
We all loved your great cooking...and I was so happy to hear that
you were going back to school...
I will miss you my brother, for you have left us too soon...But I know that you are not suffering anymore and you are in a better place rejoicing up in heaven with mom and pops and the rest of our departed family...
Till we see each other again...❤️Love your sister (Lolly)

Yesenia Salinas

January 13, 2020

Vale had the biggest heart ever!! He spend most of his weekends with Julian at the house just lounging around, cooking, going to concerts at Brewster’s & at the racetrack. I’m going to miss him hanging out at the house on the weekends and going out to eat with Julian and I or going with us to run errands, all he ever wanted was to keep us company and we enjoyed every minute of it. He was always there to lend a helping hand anytime anyone needed anything! I’m going to miss seeing you at the family parties and gatherings getting us all riled up about buying numbers for the Kentucky Derby but I know you’re in a better place & I know you’re living your life up there with your hot rod you always wanted! Please keep watching down on all of the family & friends till we meet again Uncle Vale! ❤️

Benjamin Rios

January 13, 2020

My most sincere condolences to the Lopez family. May Vale' rest in peace, He was a dear friend of mine he would visit my home always a smile talking about hot rods. He was so proud of his Nephew Julian Vera. Its always been a pleasure knowing all the family, May God Continue to blessed all the family and friends with Peace and Love.
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Rios

Veronica Guel

January 11, 2020

Sister #2, this is Sister #10. You are so right!!! Vale, we gonna miss your cooking, your chicken fajitas. I hope you left a recipe written somewhere for that BBQ sauce & salsa you used to make. 😜 I wish you would of had your chance to bottle then like you wanted to . Enjoy your life up above and til we meet again! ❤️

🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎
Send me the Kentucky Derby winner when you find out. 🤭

MARIA SALDANA

January 11, 2020

My beloved brother Valentine, I will l miss him dearly. He lived with me his sister Maria, at my house for a long time, till when I got married in March 23, 2019 and I moved out. I don't know what is harder losing a brother or your parents. But for me it is a sibling, only because we spent so much time together, we grew up together. I took care of him when he was a baby, I was the #2 sister, and since I am the oldest of the sisters, I took care of the smalls one, while my mom cook, and took care of other things, so I was a mother to my 7 siblings. As a small kid he got into trouble like most kids do, but he was good, I kept him straight, lol. We had great holidays together with the whole family, parties, and just getting together. I thought we would get to live longer, but that is not the case. Sometimes that is not the case. He was very tired he always said that is would not live to be 50 years, only he knew. . But it is very hard losing my brother. . He was a great cook. He would make this salsa, that was awesome. But, he always made one for me that was mild and sweet, for me since he knew that I didn't want anything too hot,
his corn bread was great, the best chicken with bell peppers, great food. Even thou we fought just like brothers and sisters do, we still got along, no matter what. Family stick together no matter what. He was all about family, that is all he wanted. If someone needed a favor, he was there, he fed my dogs, when I wasn't there, now when I go to feed my dogs every day, I will see his truck, parked in the driveway thinking he will be there, but once inside, I know he will not be there, He will be missed dearly, knowing that when I open the door to my house it will be empty. I am sister Maria Lopez Saldana #2. Love you brother, as we shall see each other one day. Until then brother, god bless you and rest peacefully my brother . Love you then and now brother.

#2 sister--Maria Lopez Saldana, your favorite sister.Lol



Sarah Waldhelm

January 10, 2020

My condolences to the family. Val was such a nice guy. I only worked with him a short time but he was always laughing and joking around with us when he came into the office. I can see from your photos that he will be dearly missed.

Veronica Guel

January 10, 2020

Thank you for all that you did for us. From cooking 👨‍🍳 for us 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👨‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👦‍👦, our family gatherings & our parties 🎉. You fixed cars for us 🚗 & at times ran errands for us. We didn't always see eye to eye 👀 but at the end of the day we were still family 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦. Remember we were walking home from school 🏫 some kid unexpectedly pushed you from behind? I turned around & punched him? If Wella wasn't visiting Mom that day, Mom would have whooped us. Darn, good ole days. Well, it taught him not to mess with the Lopez kids. Tell Mom & Pop we said hi & we miss them. 😥 Tell them we've been good. Well, some of us. 😇 Bubba & I never apologized for dropping you when you were a newborn. 🚼 Mom was busy & Bubba & I thought we'd take you to mom. Gee, I shouldn't of agreed to Bubba's plan. She was 1 & I was 2 yrs old. Sorry it happened🙇‍♀️. (Then I'm sure you can hear Lexy saying, but sorry don't mean sorry) 🤷‍♀️ What Lexy? 😜 Anyways, now that you are up there, please tell Pop I still want a riding horse. I know he has connections to make it happen. 🐎 Vale, it's been really hard to process that you #12 is 1st of our siblings to pass away. You were the baby for a long time then Daniel messed it up for you. Lol. 🤭 The good part of this is that we at least know you aren't sick anymore. You started planning a family gathering for 4th of July & it's still going to happen. 4th of July 2020 is for you. 🎆 Rest in peace bro.
❤️ Vern- aka: Lopez #10❤️

Alina Henry

January 10, 2020

I knew Valentine for a short period of time at work , but for that short time he made a impression on me . He made me laugh every time he came to my guard shack . We’d always pick on each other and I am blessed to have him as a friend. He’d always ask me , “ when are you gonna teach me how to dance lol” My friend you will be dancing with Jesus and smiling down on all your family and friends . My Condolences to his family and may God be with everyone through this time of sorrow . He will missed greatly and I’ll see you my friend one day again .

Alina Henry

Julian Vera

January 9, 2020

My uncle was an awesome man who was always at my house just hanging out and working on my hot rod or my buddies hot rods. He was always there giving me a helping hand. I was truly blessed to have him in my everyday life and I will always cherish all the memories. All he ever wanted was a family reunion and we will fulfill his wish this year. God speed my uncle I will see you on the other side. I will keep doing burnouts in my hotrod for you and I'm dedicating my first show this year to you. I LOVE YOU TIO VALE.....

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