July 1, 1943 – June 11, 2019
Lopez, Virginia “Virgie”, age 75 of Phoenix, AZ.,, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 surrounded by her children, and grandchildren, siblings, nieces, nephews and in-laws. Virgie was a graduate and a proud Coyote of Phoenix Union High School. Virgie married the love of her life, Adrian “Titi” Lopez in 1965 and stayed happily married for 41 years until his passing in 2006. Virgie was a devoted wife and mother and nothing gave her more pleasure than carting her four boys around to baseball game, wrestling matches, pop warner and eventually high school football games.
Virgie retired from the State of Arizona in 2007 where she served as an AHCCCS Eligibility Case Worker. Virgie truly enjoyed her retirement by staying home and taking care of Shih Tzu “Papi Chulo” and helping to raise four grandsons Adrian, Michael, Nico and Little Angel. Virgie enjoyed being on Facebook, playing words with friends on her cell phone, camping and having backyard barbecues with her family. Virgie will truly be missed by all who loved her.
Virgie is preceded in death by her husband Adrian “Titi”, son Michael, niece Celeste and parents Lupe Quinonez, and Jesus Redondo and sisters Helen, Lyz and brother Jesus (Chuco). Virgie is survived by her sons Adrian “Bimba”, Angel, Chris (Dominique), daughter Tammie, sister Annie Nunez (Kito), brothers Freddie and Manuel Redondo, 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at A.L.Moore-Grimshaw 710 W. Bethany Home Rd. Phoenix, AZ. 85013 Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm.
- Celebration of Life Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Graveside Service Tuesday, July 2, 2019
June 21, 2019
My Sincerest Condolences to The Lopez Family, Heaven has gained an Angel but your Mothers Love will live in your Hearts forever .
June 19, 2019
Virgie I am so saddened that you passed thought for sure you would be recovering at home. I still can't believe your gone, when we talked the other night you were so full of life. When I first met you , I knew you were an amazing lady, you tell it like it is no sugar coating things and if you didn't like what you said.............oh well! I loved that about you. You have so many good qualities and were such a beautiful person , thats why you are loved by so many people, me included. You raised 4 boys and all of them have your heart. You did an amazing job with them and raising boys is very hard but you did an amazing job they turned out to be the best of the best. When Bimba and I split I thought for sure you would hate me, I hated me, but you always treated me like family and made me feel like I belonged. That meant alot to me, thank you for that . Everytime someone is talking and your name comes up it just brings joy and laughter to everyone. You left behind your legacy, Bimba, Angel and Chris and I know they are taking this very hard, but they are going to do you proud. You have left this world knowing just how much you are loved and may you rest in peace just knowing that. You will always be in my thoughts and prayers and in my heart. Virgie I will miss you but never forget you, alot of memories to cherish. We lost an amazing lady , one that you couln't help but love a great nana, sister, aunt, cousin, mom and friend. Sleep with the Angels Virgie
June 19, 2019
My wonderful sister how can I find the words that will tell you how much I will miss you. Living without you is going to be very hard. We talked and we disagreed. We shared many hurts and joys in our lives. The older we got the closer we got. I was always so proud to have you as my sister. I will always be sad without you and wish you were here. There will always be an empty place in my heart that will never be filled. I thank you for all the happy times we shared through the years. All of the fun we had in Las Vegas. So rest in peace my dear sister and thank you for all you have done for me and my family. Life will never be the same without you but it comforts me that you and I will meet again. I know you are with Michael and Celeste and Titi and the rest of the family.
From your sister Annie (Chuca) who loves you so much.
June 18, 2019
Our sincere condolences to my cousins, Adrian "Bimba", Tammy, Angel, Chris and family. Your MOM was an amazing and classy lady. Her smile lit up a room! She is now with the love of her life, My Tio Titi and cousin, Michael. They shall now be ANGELS watching and protecting you. These pictures you shared brought back so many family memories of her and the family. We had some of the best times together and I will always treasure the best of times. May God console you and be with you all during this difficult time. Love you!!!
Your cousin, Sophia Pantoja Flores and Familia
ELVIRA. RUBALCAVA CRUZ
June 18, 2019
COMADRE AND I BECAME FRIENDS MANY YEARS AGO, THEN MY HUSBAND AND I WERE ASKED BY MY COMPADRE AND MY COMADRE TO BE ADRIAN, BIMBA LOPEZ GOD PARENTS, WISH WAS AN HONOR. THEN THE BOND THAT WE HAD WAS STRONGER BECAUSE WHEN YOU BAPTISE A CHILD THEN YOU HAVE BOND IN HEAVEN AND EARTH. I HAVE LOST A DEAR FRIEND AND OF COURSE MY COMADRE. MAY SHE REST PEACE.
June 17, 2019
Virgin was a beautiful hard working woman and a wonderful mother mind you the best nana ever .I witnessed Virgie be the wife that others wished they had she stood by titi till his last breath he would get mad and tell her "just let me die "she would look at him and tell him I'm your wife and when I married you I promised till death shall we part and she kept her word .when her son Angel was in prison and we would sit down to have dinner she would make him and Greg a plate as tho they never were absent titi would pray and always give thanks to the Lord for all his boys and wife the Lopez family are a good example of good family acts .I'm gonna miss you virgie I'm so glad I got to tell you how I felt about you and how much I admired you .with love and respect I send my condolences to the Lopez family smile your mom was ready for this she knew she raised you boys well smile for her she will always be with you guys
June 17, 2019
To my Compa Bimba (Adrian) and primos Angel and Christopher and Lopez family. My Tia Virginia was a beautiful lady her memories and legacy will live on through you . She will truly be missed . Every childhood memory has the Lopez family in it ,all our trips and vacations together . I love you all so much may God be with all of you during this difficult time. Love you (Wag) Lenny and Angela Baltero & Family