Vernardo Oliva Lopez
August 20, 1951 – November 13, 2019
Vernardo Oliva Lopez was born in Houston, Texas on August 20th, 1951, and called to be with our Lord on November 13, 2019. Vernardo is preceded in death by his parents Maria Luisa Lopez and Claro G. Lopez, brothers Michael Lopez, and Juan “Johnny” Lopez, sister Veronica Garcia, and infant sister Juanita Lopez. He is survived by his wife Maria O. Lopez, his brother Claro Lopez, his sons Bernardo Lopez and David Lopez, daughters Roshauna Lopez, Crystal Lopez, Nancy Lopez, Vickie Lopez, and numerous Grandchildren, Great-grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Friends who've known and loved him. Vernardo was a man you truly met once in a life time, he always made everyone laugh and was the jokester of the room. Vernardo always had a smile on his face, and he will always be remembered for his contagious laugh. Visitation will be on Friday November 22, 2019 at Crespo Funeral Home ~ Broadway Chapel from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The Funeral procession will have a Christian Service on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 AM and will interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.
- Visitation Friday, November 22, 2019
- Prayer Service Friday, November 22, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
- Committal Service Saturday, November 23, 2019
Vernardo Oliva Lopez
November 25, 2019
If you knew my dad, you knew he really was funny man. Anyone he met always had smile on their face. He was truly a man you met once in a lifetime, and I am glad to have been a part of his life.
As I look back at all the times I had, I realize what I miss the most are the little things. The times where we would sit there and watch "I Love Lucy", "The Munsters", "Golden Girls" or the times where he’d come into my room and say “you see what I posted on Facebook.”
I also miss the times where he'd joke around like this one time we were watching a rerun of the OJ Simpson Case 20 years later, and he'd ask me "Do you remember when it came out?" and I said "No, I was like 2 months old", and then he'd say "So, you don't remember?" I miss these funny and sarcastic conversations we had.
I didn't ever want to let him go, but I know God called him and he needed to go and the last things I wanted him to know is that I loved him. I know he's is not in pain or suffering, and a true angel had gone to heaven. I know this isn’t a goodbye, and we all will see him again.
November 23, 2019
Wanted the Family to know How much , and what a pleasure it was to work w/ their Husband and Father so many years at Harris County ! His son said it Best, laughing , joking , etc... that was Him !!! I will think of Him often and Wish the Family sincerest condolences, He was a Fine Man ! The ceremony was Very Nice Also, Thx U !!!
Tim B. Duffey
November 23, 2019
“Sometimes grief is a friend you wish you didn’t know, but you have to spend time with grief because LOVE brought them along to the party... tio being around you was always a party. Always full of great laughter and always great memories. And for that God I thank you for allowing us to be apart of his life. One memory i have is going to one of my cousins wedding and I was pregnant with my daughter. And he walked over and thought I was sad because I wasn't parting with everyone. So he asked me if I was okay ...I told him I'm just tired with being pregnant and all. He just laughed and said well push her out right now and I'll adopt her and you can go party with them. I laughed and told him he was crazy. He just laughed and said well if you ever need anything I'm just a call away. He was 1 of my favorite persons in this world for the simple fact that he always had a way to show you he was there if you needed him. And the 1 thing I will always miss will be that's laughter of yours tio...I love you.
November 21, 2019
I’ll always remember your contagious laugh.
Rest In Peace Tio
November 20, 2019
I know for a fact you are watching over us. I had a hard time sleeping last night just thinking of you and knowing the days getting closer and closer. I want to spaz out and scream to the top of my lungs for you. I hate this feeling cause now I can’t share with you all the wonderful things and exciting adventures we will accomplish in life , but I know your watching over us all Tío Vernando you will always and for ever be remembered. You leave little pieces of your heart here with us and I cant bare thinking we won’t be able to hear that amazing laughter of yours and the wonderful stories you would tell us about growing up. I’m glad I was blessed enough to meet your kids and say till we meet again tio ❤️♥️ 😭😭I love you so much
I also had a hard time this morning keeping myself together and even though it feels hard to contain my cries. I have to smile cause your smile is all I can think of now.
November 20, 2019
Que Dios tenga en su santa gloria a Bernardo Lopez
El era una persona Buena siempre dispuesto a ayudar al que nesecitaba nunca lo vi enogado o hablando mal de alguien era amable siempre sonriendo le gustaba muncho ir a pescar amana muncho a Jay su nieto
Que mas puedo decir solo que era una persona unica buena de corazòn y bonito sentimientos lo vamos a extranar muncho que Dios lo acoja en sus Brazos y le de consuelo a su Familia
Bernardo algun dia nos volveremos a ver.
November 19, 2019
It was a pleasure to work with Bernard at Pollution Control and after even after he left for FPM he would come by the cubicles to say hello. Always smiling that smile and speaking highly of his family. I was so shocked to hear he has left us so soon but know he will always be your guardian angel as he was here on earth,
Prayers for the Lopez family
November 18, 2019
Growing up he was always kind to me, He is the reason I learned to repair computers and forever changed me. He also loved watching the 3 stooges and firing that cannon on new years. To the last day he always had a good sense of humor. I'll miss u!
November 18, 2019
Once upon a time people use to ask me who’s your favorite hero? I never really had an answer for that until I realized all along it was my dad. My dad is my hero, the hero that saved me from the kidnapping villain and cops. He protected me and saved me without knowing that he’s a hero. I Thank god that he created the most amazing, strong, funny, and sarcastic man that I had ever met in my life, one that left too soon when he didn’t want to go. He loved my mother, all six of his children, his billion nieces, nephews, dogs, friends and his Harris County family. He never cared about money or materialistic things. He was a humble caring man that my grandparents raised right. He also loved his parents and all his siblings.
He used to love cruises, the water, pranks, and waking up early. He also loved the oldies, The Andy Griffin Show, Mr. Bean and Novellas. His favorite soda pops were; Root Beer, Coca Cola, and Dr. Pepper. He also loved snow cones and bake potatoes with chopped beef.
They say when we enter this world crying that everyone’s smiling with joy, but then when we leave this world we leave peacefully, smiling and waiting to soon be reunited again. We are now the ones crying and broken asking God WHY? WHY? It’s the cycle of life that’s why.
My advice to you all is live your life the best that you can, forgive and ask for forgiveness, cherish every single second you have with your family and the people that you love because you never know who’s turn it is to go home. My dad will get to enjoy that beautiful after life that god promised us when we learn to forgive and ask for forgiveness also accepting Jesus Christ as our lord and savior. My dad is no longer in pain nor suffering anymore, I’d say we celebrate his life and remember him pranking us, laughing with us, talking to us, lets remember all the wonderful memories which we’re blessed that he’s given to us, let’s remember him.