Lorenzo Pena Rodriguez

September 5, 1937July 9, 2021

Lorenzo Pena Rodriguez, age 83, of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 9, 2021. Lorenzo was born September 5, 1937 in Glen Flora, Texas. Lorenzo proudly served in the United States Navy. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Petra Rodriguez and 6 children. Richard (Yolanda), Rudolph (Anna), Roy (Carolyn), Stella (David) Woolley, Lawrence Jr., Ramona, 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Lorenzo was a true servant of God in his faith and family. Lorenzo was a long time member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, chaired the parishes yearly festivals for many years, a very active member of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, one of the many founders of the Knights of Columbus Council 8404, a 4th degree Sir Knight, and past Grand Knight. Lorenzo was a loving husband, great father, grandfather and great grandfather and friend to many that will be dearly missed. As a husband, his wife was the world to him. As a father "Pop" always showed us his love and never hesitated to give us his time to listen to anything we had to say. He gave us the greatest gift of faith in God. Every person he met he made feel very special. We are all blessed and better to have had him in our lives.

A visitation for Lorenzo will be held Friday, July 16, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Funeraria Del Angel Crespo, 2516 Navigation Blvd, Houston, Texas 77003. A rosary will occur Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2516 Navigation Blvd, Houston, Texas 77003. A funeral mass will occur Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at St Patrick Catholic Church, 4918 Cochran St, Houston, Texas 77009. A committal service will occur Saturday, July 17, 2021 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Historic Hollywood Cemetery, 3506 N Main St, Houston, Texas 77009.

Serving as pallbearers are Richard Rodriguez, Rudolph Rodriguez, Roy Rodriguez, Lawrence Rodriguez Jr., Roy Rodriguez Jr., Adam Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez Jr., Mark Woolley, Beau Woolley, Zachary Woolley and Isaiah Keo.


  • Richard Rodriguez
  • Rudolph Rodriguez
  • Roy Rodriguez
  • Lawrence Rodriguez Jr.
  • Roy Rodriguez Jr.
  • Adam Rodriguez
  • Richard Rodriguez Jr.
  • Mark Woolley
  • Beau Woolley
  • Zachary Woolley
  • Isaiah Keo


  • Visitation

    Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, July 16, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, July 17, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, July 17, 2021


Lorenzo Pena Rodriguez

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John P. Zepeda

July 15, 2021

Lawrence is respected member of our St. Patrick community. He was involved in several organizations and included an active member of THE ST. PATRICK CHURCH MENS CLUB.
He is also our neighbor in LINDALE TERRACE .
We were Honored to know him , Petra and Family, send Bendiciones y Abrazos.
Sylvia and John JP

Elizabeth Pena Santana

July 14, 2021

I heard your voice in the wind today and I turned to see your face;
The warmth of the wind caressed me as I stood silently in place. I felt your touch in the sun today as it's warmth filled the sky;
I saw your eyes in the window pane as I watched the falling rain; it seemed as each raindrop fell it quietly said your name. I held you close in my heart today.
You may have died ..but you are not gone.. you will always be a part of me.
As long as the sun shines..
The wind blows..
The rain falls..
You will live inside of me forever, for that is all my heart knows.
Author - unknown
Rest easy my dear cousin, thank you for all the beautiful memories. You will b truly missed. Give my Mom Nora a hug when you see her. I know you both are in heaven cooking up something good to eat. Love & miss you both..... Elizabeth Pena Santana

Hope Gloria

July 14, 2021

I met mr Rodriquez at ST pats n saw him at St Vincent de Paul meetings that were held church wide. Also his friendly face will always be remember at mass , bazarrs, and constantly around the church doing the Lords work. God has truly gotta a gifted Angel

Melissa San Miguel

July 13, 2021

My Popo…there are no words to express how much you are going to be missed. There are no words to express the amount love and acceptance you gave unconditionally. There are no words to describe how much I love you and how much I’ll miss hearing you say “my nurse”.

Your memory will forever live in my heart. I will always remember watching you dance with your fancy footwork as well as dancing with you and trying to keep up with that fancy footwork. I will always remember when I was little and going up to you to “tickle Popo’s feet!” And I will never forget that contagious smile on your face!

Popo, thank you for being such a Wonderful Popo and GreatPopo. I Love You and May You Rest In Peace.

David Woolley

July 13, 2021

Pop and I had a special bond. From the time I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage and thru these past 22yrs. He always had time for conversation. Anything from sports to my own parents health and well-being. He would always listen intently. The most important though was he and mom accepting my 2 boys as if they were their own unconditionally. He was a Very Special Man.

“ Old Irish Prayer”
May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. “Rest in Peace”

Patricia Keo

July 12, 2021

There are so many wonderful things to say about my Popo. He lived a beautiful life and raised a big beautiful family. His treasures weren't in the things he had, but in his family and his faith in God. He loved his family truly unconditionally, and was giving and kind and gracious. He loved to joke and tease, he loved to cook. He loved to spoil his grandkids and great grandkids. He was the hardest working man. He had the best dancing footwork. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. He loved his sweets treats! He loved a Good Friday fish fry, and playing games with us on Easter. I remember our volleyball games in the backyard, and our egg races. I'll miss hearing him say, "How's my girl?" And I'd give anything to share another birthday celebration with him. I love you forever, Popo. And I pray that I can raise my boys to be great hard-working family men just like you.

Anna Rodriguez

July 12, 2021

Our Pops was a great man of God. There are no words to describe how truly a great man he was. He and I shared a special bond together that I will truly miss. We would always joke and kid around with each other, since the first time I met him. I loved him and Pops was the dad that I never had. And he knew it. I will miss him and our laughs together so much. RIP Pops. You are always in my heart ❤.