Louisa M. Lopez

March 4, 1942December 10, 2018
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Louisa M. Lopez, age 76, of Richmond, Texas passed away December 10, 2018 in Richmond, Texas.

She was born March 4, 1942 in Waelder, Texas to Isabel and Concepcion Hernandez Melchor.

Louisa was a member of Notre Dame Catholic Church in Houston, St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waelder, St. James Catholic Church in Gonzales and Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Richmond.

She is survived by her son Steve Lopez and wife Linda of Houston, daughters Virginia Williams of Houston, Trisha Solis and husband Michael of Sugarland, and Amanda Ramirez and husband Steven of Houston, brothers Eulogio “Lacho” Melchor, Samuel Melchor, Oscar Melchor of Waelder, and Alonzo Melchor of Houston, sisters Polly Vargas of Houston, Narcy Delgado of Defiance, Ohio, Martha Melchor, and Margaret Melchor of Waelder, twelve grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Louisa is preceded in death by her parents, husband Jose C. Lopez, son Carlos M. Lopez, three brothers, and one sister.


  • Isabel Melchor, Father
  • Concepcion Hernandez Melchor, Mother
  • Jose Angel Melchor, Brother
  • Henry Melchor, Brother
  • Isabel Melchor Jr., Brother
  • Eulogio "Lacho" Melchor, Brother
  • Samuel Melchor, Brother
  • Oscar Melchor, Brother
  • Alonzo Melchor, Brother
  • Mary Melchor Gutierrez, Sister
  • Polly Vargas, Sister
  • Narcy Delgado, Sister
  • Martha Melchor, Sister
  • Margaret Melchor, Sister
  • Jose C. Lopez, Husband
  • Carlos M. Lopez, Son
  • Steve Lopez, Son
  • Linda Lopez, Daughter-in-law
  • Virginia Williams, Daughter
  • Trisha Solis, Daughter
  • Michael Solis, Son-in-law
  • Amanda Ramirez, Daughter
  • Steven Ramirez, Son-in-law
  • Ms. Lopez also leaves behind twelve grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren to cherish her memory.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Rosary Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Burial Saturday, December 15, 2018

Louisa M. Lopez

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Virginia Rincon

December 16, 2018

Eternal Rest Louisa. Beautiful memories of a lovely lady. Always with a smile.

Sylvia Gomez

December 15, 2018

The family of Joe, Lillie, Lisa and Sylvia Gomez of Gonzales, Texas, send our deepest condolences. We are keeping you all in prayer.

Gloria (Eureste) Arcos

December 14, 2018

My most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Lopez and Melchor families. Louisa and I were friends since age 5 in Waelder. I have always had the utmost admiration and affection for her in all those years. I was heartbroken upon learning of her passing but I feel that she is with our Lord enjoying her reward. She was the most eloquent and charismatic person I had the pleasure of calling her my friend. Rest in peace, Louisa. All my love.

Sandy Lozano Galvan

December 13, 2018

I will forever hold you in my heart, your voice will forever echo in my mind and I will always treasure our sweet conversations. You held so much knowledge of our family history and I could just listen and smile. We had planned so many things to do and unfortunately life happens and it was pushed to the back burner. Your love for Jesus was so visible and you radiated Him. If I were to be with you today I know your first words to me would be, "Sandy, let me tell you", you would tell me how beautiful Heaven is.

I will love you more than how you loved me.
Sandy Lozano Galvan (2nd cousin)
Daughter of Ismael Melchor Lozano and Julia

Cheryl Hughes

December 13, 2018

Virginia and family - I do not have the words; but lift you all up in prayer. A great loss to all her family and friends. V - I loved your mother very much and always enjoyed our visits and her smile, which is how I will always remember her. Hugs and kisses to you, the children, and Trisha! May Jesus comfort you all!

Esther Bursiaga Rivera

December 12, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Lopez and Melchor Family , I mat Mrs, Lopez she knew my family (Bursiaga's & Banda's) so well, she had me laughing like crazy, it felt like I knew her for a long time and it was my first time talking to her Mrs. Louisa Meloher. Go in peace and rest in the Holyland of Jeuse.

Mary Alice Eureste

December 12, 2018

Our hearts and prayers are with the family of our friend, Louisa. She's left us great memories and a strong sense of her beauty, intelligence, personality, faith in God, conversation and friendship. She amazed me when she returned to school and completed her college degree from Houston Baptist University, after which she became a great teacher until her retirement. I know her greatest achievement was as mother and grandmother. She now rests in peace and in God's arms. She'll be greatly missed by all.

Virginia Herrera

December 12, 2018

I have not seen Louisa in many years, but the bond with my Melchor cousins is strong. We shared many years of family gatherings in our growing up years. They are beautiful and I cherish them. Louisa's smile and laugh is what I remember. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. RIP Prima. God knows your heart and he will honor you with many blessings.

Dora Martinez

December 12, 2018

My condolences to the Melchor and Lopez family. Louisa was a very sweet, intelligent and beautiful lady. She touched many during her teaching years. Everything she did in life was from the heart and to the fullest. She will truly be missed. RIP Louisa Melchor Lopez

Rebecca Burns

December 12, 2018

My Aunt Louisa had a beautiful heart and soul. She was an amazing lady. Rest easy tia. You are forever in my heart. I love you.