Reeves Funeral Home

3308 North Main Street, Hope Mills, NC


Maria Nereida Lugo Santiago-Nunez

May 7, 1928January 13, 2020

Maria Nereida Santiago-Nunez, age 91 of Hope Mills passed away Monday, January 13, 2020 at Highland House of Fayetteville.

She was born May 7, 1928 in Puerto Rico the daughter of the late Juan Santiago and Amalia Nunez. She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Russell Lugo; and two sons, Russell Lugo Jr. and Noel Lugo.

Maria worked hard to provide her family with a loving and caring home. She was a lady of faith, was a care taker to many and loved spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Sonia Nazario of Hope Mills, NC and Mildred Lugo of Patterson, NJ; grandchildren, Gregory Nazario and wife Susan of Raeford, NC, Edwin Nazario Jr. and wife Heather of Bethesda, MD, and Russell Marrero and wife Michelle of Fairlawn, NJ; 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Ramone Santiago, Edelmiro Santiago, Rafael Santiago, Angel Santiago, Johnny Santiago, Alberto Santiago and Cesar Santiago; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Reeves Funeral Home in Hope Mills.

A funeral service will be held 11 AM on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Reeves Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Hope Mills Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 16, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2020
  • Burial Friday, January 17, 2020


Maria Nereida Lugo Santiago-Nunez

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Myrna & Edgar Perez-Rivera

January 16, 2020

It saddened us tremendously to hear about Nereida’s passing. We are unable to be there at this time. But our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We lost Palmira not long ago and can certainly relate to the pain you are enduring. Please receive our deepest condolences. Hope to speak soon. With love, Myrna & Edgar

Lourdes Santiago

January 16, 2020

Tia, que descanses en Paz. Mi oraciones están con la familia Santiago/Lugo. Siempre me acuerdo de ti.

Noemi Lugo

January 15, 2020

Rest in piece Who was my mother in law nereida lugo with deepest sympathy from noemi lugo y Rebekak m Lugo grand child as well .🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Myrna Maldonado

January 15, 2020

Lamentamos la pérdida de quien en vida fuera Nereida. Descanse en paz. Un abrazo de parte de Myrna, Pusho y Edwin de Caguas. Se unirá a nuestra mamá Palmira, quien también fue a morar con el señor .