Constance M Lopez
May 6, 1946 – June 11, 2019
Constance Marjorie Gullap Lopez was born in Punta Gorda, Belize on May 6, 1946 to Ivy Coreen Deshield and Denbigh Charles Gullap and died June 11, 2019 at Health First Viera Hospital in Viera, Florida at the age of 73.
At the age of 12, Constance met her husband Berkman Egbert Lopez and had her first child Markwayne Lopez at the age of 13. While being married Constance had 9 children, 3 boys and 6 girls. Constance and her husband were both entrepreneurs and owned many establishments such as: Walt’s Groove Inn, Burgerdor Restaurant, Paul’s Inn, Disco Jungle, Fish Market, Meat Shop, Ice Factory, Baseball team, Commissary In Pomona Valley, Sind Winders Band.
In 1981, Constance migrated from Belize to America and worked as a Caregiver. After working as a caregiver, she worked as a home attendant for many years with the company Progressive. Constance was a very social, loving, and kind woman that a lot of people respected and looked up to. Everyone that she has come into contact with has nothing but nice things to say about her.
Constance loved playing bingo, card games, Chalupa, which is a Mexican bingo, fishing, dancing and socializing with family and friends. She was a very lively woman that was very respectful and carried herself with class and dignity. Constance was a very firm believer in the Lord and was baptized at New Life Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY where she was the church mother. When she moved to Florida in 2018, she attended Prince of Peace Church. Constance also loved to cook Belizean dishes such as tamales, rice and beans chicken, creole bread, cassava pudding, etc. and also watch baseball, Maury, soap operas and CSI, playing Bingo on her phone, traveling, going out to eat and enjoying her family’s company.
She is predeceased by her mother, Ivy Deshield, her father, Denbigh Gullap, her four brothers, her only sister Rita Gillet, her son Stephen Lopez and her grandson Duane Stuart. She is survived by all of her daughters: Glenmore Stephanie Jones who lived with her in Florida, and her other daughters Margaret Raffington, Eunice Deborah Lopez Wade, Sharline Williams, Leoned Lopez Scott, and Shannell Lopez Yap who all reside in Brooklyn, NY; two surviving sons Markwayne and Walt Lopez; brother William Gullap who lives in Mississippi, 28 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 17, at 1:00 pm at Wylie-Baxley Funeral Home located at 1360 N Courtenay Pkwy, Merritt Island, FL 32953 with burial to follow at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 US Highway 1, Rockledge, FL 32955.
Psalm 23: The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
- Funeral Service Monday, June 17, 2019
Constance M Lopez
Sharline Lopez Williams
July 3, 2019
My mommy dearest, it's breaking our hearts that you left us. You was a one of a kind mother. I'm asking God to give me strength each day to accept that you're gone, it hasn't been easy mom, just know that your kids will be fine because even on your dying bed you was was worrying about leaving us behind. We have each other and by the grace of god we will be fine. Love you mom and continue to S.I.P. my beautiful mommy😭💔