Felix N. Lopez
December 23, 1925 – June 11, 2018
In lieu of flowers please make donations to:
Passionist Nuns of St. Joseph Monastery - 8564 Crisp Rd. Whitesville, KY 42378,
LifePath Hospice 3010 W. Azeele St. Tampa, FL 33609.
Felix Lopez, 92, died June 11, 2018. He was born in Ybor City to Maria Luisa Pelaez and Guillermo Lopez Blanco on December 23, 1925. He and his wife Joanne worked side by side in their family business, Sam’s Food Store, for 33 years, retiring in 1988. He was an active volunteer at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for many years, and a member of La Nuova Sicilia Unita Lodge #1251. He enjoyed traveling, and loved his family above all. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joanne; his children Gina Coyle (John), Julie Harris (Andy), and Jeannette Johnson (Martin); grandchildren Caitlyn Coyle Grimes, Nikki Coyle Mallory, Alex Harris, Elizabeth Johnson (Sr. Lucia Marie), Jennifer Johnson, Anne Marie Johnson, and Gabriel Johnson. He is also survived by his sisters Ada Pyles and Marie Galbraith, and cousin Oswald Pelaez of Asheville, NC. He was predeceased by his siblings Mary Louise Lopez, Alice Suarez, Gloria Bello, and Willie Lopez. Visitation will be Sunday, June 17, at Garden of Memories, 4207 E. Lake Ave. from 2:00 to 3:00, with service to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Passionist Nuns, 8564 Crisp Road, Whitesville, KY 42378, or to Lifepath Hospice, 3010 Azeele Street, Tampa, FL 33609.
- Visitation Sunday, June 17, 2018
- Funeral Service Sunday, June 17, 2018
Felix N. Lopez
June 17, 2018
Dear Lopez family, I am so sorry to hear about Dad’s passing. Your father was one of the sweet and loving man I have ever known. I loved his hugs and vividly remember our days with COR. He brought Christ to so many through his example of love and always being so helpful. Big hugs for Jeannette, Julie and Gina. Oh and especially Mom. She is a beautiful soul too! I pray God bless you with comfort and peace. We all know God has called a sweet angel to be by his side and He will always be with you! Hugs, Lori Mayor
June 16, 2018
It is so hard to say goodbye to my beloved cousin Felix. So many of my most treasured memories happened with Felix, Joanne, Gina, Julie, and Jeannette.
When my father was sick with cancer and I had to go to work, Felix would take him to his doctor's appointments. I never felt alone, because I could always count on him. He was like a second father to me. I know he was suffering these last years ,but I am so grateful that he lasted long enough to share his stories of Tampa history and precious memories of his parents. I will always treasure my last visit with him reminiscing about my parents and how much fun they all had together. I will love you forever. Rest now and say hello to my folks!!!
June 16, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for all of you. Felix was an extraordinary man. Loving father, dedicated husband, adoring Nano and always ready to help others. I will never forget his kindness and assistance to me for so many years at St Joseph Church, Felix was always ready to lend a hand for all of my projects at the church for my music program. He truly loved the church and the people there. He was a warm, welcoming sight to visitors, too and always made them feel welcome. Heaven has truly welcomed another Angel-Soldier who will now be protecting us from heaven!! God Bless You all - John Cinchett, Tampa. (retired Organist from St Joseph Church)