November 19, 1931 – June 25, 2020
Orchid Rodriguez Lopez passed away on the morning of June 25, 2020. She was born in Ybor City to Wilfredo and Edelmira Rodriguez on November 19, 1931, and was a beloved and admired lifelong resident of Tampa, Florida.
Orchid was known for her positivity, humor, honesty, loyalty, and unconditional love for her family and friends, and will be missed. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Elio Lopez, her three sons, Elio, Gustavo and James, her brother Wilfredo Rodriguez, her six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a numerous extended family and too many friends to count, all of whom will remember her as she was: a model of selflessness, integrity, joy and love.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be left online at www.gonzalezfuneral.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
July 1, 2020
I have known Orchid for 30 years and I fell in love with her the first time I met her!! Orchid was my best friend and confidant! I have never had as much fun with anyone as I have had with Orchid!
Orchid was a BEAUTIFUL woman on the inside and out!!!! She was so KIND, FUN, WISE and GENEROUS!!! I will MISS her dearly!💖👭🌹💃🏻💋
July 1, 2020
I'm blessed to have known Orchid. She was an honorable, caring woman and one of those great chefs that never hesitated to share a prized recipe. I'll always think of her sweet smile when I serve up her delicious Flan. Perhaps she's making some for the angels now.