Luis Lopez

August 4, 1948October 4, 2019

Luis Lopez age 71 died on Oct. 4, 2019. Mr. Lopez was a native of South Houston. He had a 20 year career in the Air Force where he spent many years in Europe, having adventure after adventure. Once he retired from the Air Force he joined Northrop Grumman in California. Before he retired completely he enjoyed working at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California where retired planes are placed in a boneyard.

Luis is preceded in death by his mother Paulita Garza Lopez and his father Lupe Lopez, Sr. and his oldest sister Graciela. He leaves his children – daughter Tanisha Nolan and her husband David of Corvallis, MT and their two children Gabriel and Kristin, as well as his son Joel Lopez of Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition two brothers Lupe, Jr. and Ruben Lopez and two sisters, Lucy Rivera and Linda Mendiola all from the Houston area. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. A funeral service will be at Forest Park Lawndale chapel Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM with interment to follow in police procession to the Houston National Cemetery 10410 Veterans Memorial Dr. Houston, TX 77033.


  • Visitation Wednesday, October 9, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, October 10, 2019


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Laura Martinez

October 9, 2019

We will miss Uncle, but I know he is with God and is at peace. I wish I could be there in Houston today and tomorrow but I will keep everyone in my daily thoughts and prayers. Love you all.

I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge— so that you are not lacking in any gift, as you wait for the revealing of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will sustain you to the end, guiltless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 Corinthians 1:4‭-‬5‭, ‬7‭-‬9 ESV

April Henderson

October 8, 2019

Driving from Louisiana to Virginia with Uncle Lou and Tanisha. To help move them down. Was one of the best trips of my life and I will always remember that summer. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your life. I will always love you and miss you.