OBITUARY

Inocencia Lopez

April 21, 1933August 2, 2018
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Inocencia Lopez was born on April 21, 1933 and passed away on August 2, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Graveside Committal Sunday, August 5, 2018
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Inocencia Lopez

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Adria Vazquez

August 4, 2018

God fearing woman who loved her family and family was everything to her. Always kind and respectful of others, never heard her complain. There was a certain peace about her even when going through tough times. She was strong and enjoyed life. She raised loving and God fearing children, that took after her example because they are also loving, giving, respectful of others and strong in times of adversity. She ran the race and kept the faith in her Savior Jesus Christ and now is enjoying her Saviors presence full of life and full of joy. No more pain! To Nancy and Jobita her daughters whom I love very much, our condolences and prayers for you and the family. This separation is only temporary, may you gain strength in that. I know she’s proud of each one of you and is smiling knowing that you will continue this life remembering everything she taught you, serving the Lord until you meet again. God bless you!
Adria and Angel Vazquez

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Biography

Inocencia passed away on August 2, 2018 at Hospice, West Palm Beach, FL after fighting a brave battle with congested heart failure. When someone is identified as a natural leader, certain images come to mind. First thoughts are of a no-nonsense, tough-minded, dedicated and disciplined person. This description accurately fits Inocencia Lopez who was indeed a born manager. She will be remembered as being highly organized, practical and realistic. She was a person who always carried a strong sense of duty with her throughout her life. Possessed with traditional “old school” morals, Inocencia was an individual who clearly communicated to those around her just who she was and what she was all about. Everyone acquainted with Inocencia knew her as a well-respected woman who was a stable force in her community.

Inocencia was born to parents, Juan Velez and Leonor Soto and was raised in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico. Even as a youngster, Inocencia learned to be objective and decisive. Her faith in the principles of authority and dependability was something that she carried with her throughout her life.

As a young girl, Inocencia was able to put her natural abilities to work. She was a bit like the sergeant of the family, helping to make sure that the others did what they should do and that they avoided those things they weren’t supposed to. In other words, she liked to organize and direct. She had brothers, Celestino, William and Wilfredo and sisters, Ada, Noelia, and Carmen. Inocencia had an inborn appreciation for the order in the family, allowing for the oldest members to be the most respected and to take on the most responsibility. For Inocencia, this was a natural order of life, one she gladly embraced.

An objective and conscientious individual, Inocencia reveled in the security of her family. One of Inocencia’s most endearing qualities was her uncanny ability to remember important dates and anniversaries, and her unending enthusiasm for organizing a celebration for her family and friends.

Inocencia was ever watchful of her children. She worried about them and was deeply concerned for their development as they grew up, and she maintained a firm hand in their upbringing. Inocencia would give her stamp of approval to their requests, as long as she could see how they might benefit. She also had the ability to enforce the rules as needed to ensure that her children were properly raised. Inocencia was blessed with 9 children: 3 sons, Eric, Gilbert and David and 6 daughters, Miriam, Lilly, Awilda, Nancy, Marysol and Jobita. They were also blessed with 15 grandchildren: Hector, Edwin, Nikki, Angelina, Annie, Elizabeth, Jorgie, London, Aaron, Krizia, Charlie, Mia, Bella, David, and Erica.

Being a hard worker who praised efficiency, Inocencia was always striving to make improvements where they were necessary. She was able to analyze situations and problems, keeping everything and everyone on track. An excellent project supervisor, Inocencia was a person who could quickly make decisions based on the information available. She worked cooperatively and expected the same from her colleagues. In both her personal and professional environments, Inocencia upheld her standards. Her primary occupation was as a seamstress in NY, and then she became a stay at home mom. Inocencia was a team player who certainly lived out the motto of “give me a job, and I will get it done.”

Inocencia approached her leisure time in the same manner that she approached her life. A person who enjoyed being neat and orderly and one who understood the nature of things, she appreciated the hours she was able to devote to her various hobbies. Her favorite pursuits were, sewing, playing dominoes and cards, poetry and journaling. Inocencia was content to enjoy her favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share her interests with others.

Playing by the rules was a natural thing for Inocencia to do in life and that carried over to the enjoyment she found in watching her two favorite sports, wrestling and boxing.

A civic-minded person, Inocencia was usually ready to jump in and help with community activities. She was the type of person who could masterfully organize events and projects and then see to it that they were run in an efficient and timely manner. Inocencia was a member of several community groups, including serving on committees for the Missions at Iglesia del Calvario and sewing clothes for babies at Royal Home Ministry in Falcon, NC. During these years, Inocencia applied her analytical intellect to problem solving and so was an asset on most committees.

When it came time to travel or take a vacation, Inocencia used her scheduling expertise to make sure everyone and everything was ready to go. That also meant that she made certain no single person was overworked in putting the trip together. Inocencia had a knack for making sure that everyone who was involved had their specific tasks and that those tasks were completed. One of her favorite vacations was her trip to Cancun, Mexico.


      All who knew her would agree that Inocencia was a pillar of the community. She is survived by her, 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Inocencia lived her life with her feet firmly on the ground. She had a strong work ethic, was pragmatic in her thoughts and acts, and constantly sought the means for self-improvement. She was willing to share her ideas and knowledge for the benefit of others, so that they could accomplish more in their lives. Inocencia Lopez did her best to ensure that her family, friends, loved ones, co-workers, and everyone whose life she touched was given the chance to become a better person.