Maria Olga Lopez

Maria Lopez, 71, a resident of Pasadena, Tx and formerly of Katy, Tx died peacefully on August 17, 2023 in Pasadena, Texas.  Born on November 14, 1951 in Texas City, TX, Maria was of the Catholic faith and is preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Richard Lopez; parents, Edward and Frances Escamilla; sister, Anita Escamilla-Webb.

Maria is survived by her sons Michael Lopez, wife Toni, and James Lopez; daughter, Dionna Lopez-Diaz, husband Frankie; grandchildren: Sarah Lopez and Brian Lopez; sisters: Eva Narvaez, husband Bob, and Iris Smith, husband Dennis; brother, Frank Escamilla, wife Monetta and numerous nieces and nephews.

Maria began her career in early childhood education working as an administrative assistant and substitute teacher for Bryan ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, and Cy-Fair ISD.  She retired in 2013 after spending 25 years in education.

Anyone who knew Maria will tell you she was a wonderful cook and baker.  The holidays were her favorite times to prepare special meals and bake for family, friends, and coworkers. At any given time, Maria would demonstrate God’s compassion by preparing a dish or entire meal for a family or anyone experiencing a time of grief or hardship.

Sewing was a long-life passion for Maria with a willingness to share her skills and talents with others.  An animal lover and beloved mother, wife, sister, grandmother, aunt, and friend to so many, Maria will be remembered for her heart of gold, that she shared with her friends and family throughout her life. To know you was to love you.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 from 5-8 pm with a rosary to begin at 7pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 Broadway Pearland, TX 77581. Funeral services will begin Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023 at 10am at St. Mary Catholic Church in League City.

Pallbearers: James Lopez, Frankie Diaz, Brian Lopez, Eric Narvaez, Corey Robinson, and Justin Neitz. Honorary pallbearers: Frank Escamilla, Mark Gonzalez, Gilbert Ramos, and Kyle Valdez.



  1. I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for the entire Lopez family. She was such a classy lady and I know she will be greatly missed by all.❤️❤️❤️

    Crissy Higham
  2. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending my prayers and condolences to the family.

    Regina Jenkins
  3. I am so sorry for your loss Dionna. Your mother was truly loved and such a wonderful light to others. I am praying for you and your family.

    Susan Fascio-Vereen
  4. Maria was a much loved member of our Quilt Group. I will truly miss her joyful presence at our gatherings. May she rest in peace.

    Nita Feemster
  5. James, My condolences to you and your family
    May GOD give you and family strength in this difficult time.
    🙏 🙏

    Mary Mireles
  6. May she rest in our Lord’s arms. Prayers for strength and peace.

    Verónica Estrada
  7. My deep felt condolences to the Lopez family. May you continue to find comfort and peace in your mother’s memories.

    Nora Rodriguez
  8. I am deeply sorry. My prayers with all the family. We believed that she is now resting in peace and happy with our Fathet God. Peace to her soul.

    Patricia Pereira
  9. I’m praying for Maria’s family and thanking God that she is whole again in Heaven. It is hard to lose your mom. I’m am so sorry.

    Becky Benner
  10. Dionna, I am so very sorry for your loss. May the Choir Angels sing your lovely Mother Home. My deepest condolences.

    Cris Bocanegra
  11. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord be your comfort and strength during the passing of a great saint. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort…” 2 Corinthians 1:3 – The Fee Family

    Joe Fee
  12. I’m so sorry for your loss, my prayers are with all the family. May God give you and your family all strength and peace.

    Lucy Elizondo
  13. My condolence to Maria’s family. I share the pain of the loss of your love one. Maria always displayed a beautiful smile, love, kindness, and a caring spirit. She visited me when I was sick. We had great fellowship experiences during our sewing gatherings. Yes, she was a great cook and I loved those tamales she shared with me. Maria will be missed. May she rest in peace. Family, “Trust in the Lord” to renew your strength and help you through this time of bereavement. Peace be with you!

    Dee Gates
  14. Sending prayers and condolences to you and your family.

    Candace Alexander (Ruffin)
  15. My deepest sympathies for your loss. May you have courage and peace during this time of mourning.

    Patty Reyes
  16. I am so sorry for your loss, Dionna. My condolences to you and your family.

    Valerie Delamora
  17. My condolences. Sorry to hear about your loss. May God console you and your family.
    Sandra Lins-Bobbio

    Sandra Lins-Bobbio
  18. Prayers for the entire family. May you take comfort in knowing she is resting peacefully. Praying for strength and peace during this difficult time of loss. Much love, hugs and prayers.

    Lisa & Richie Thibodeaux
  19. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of prayers and hugs your way.

    Sherril Poulis
  20. I am so sorry for your loss Dionna. My condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Rosanna Garza
  21. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray that God’s presence shows up in a real and tangible way as you go through the grieving process.

    Kelly Callihan
  22. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Dionna. Praying for strength and comfort for you and your family.

    Natasha Butler
  23. Dionna, thinking of you during this time of grief. Praying your memories of your mother will last you a lifetime and will console your heart. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Sharon Coronado
  24. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you and your family my deepest condolences.

    DeKeena Mosley
  25. James, I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family.

    John Tran
  26. I met Maria through the Quilty Ministry group. I had not known her long but I immediately knew she was a lady with heart and soul. You just know when someone loves deeply which was definitely Maria. I am sad I didn’t get to experience that love for long. She was an excellent seamstress and made beautiful items. Her brownies were the best. May she rest in peace. Prayers to Maria’s friends and family. She will be missed by all.

    Susan Okeefe
  27. Sending her family my condolences and prayers. May God bless her family and give them patience.

    Cynthia German
  28. Our heartfelt sympathy to Maria’s family and those dearest to her. During the struggles of others, Maria’s kindness and compassion were always evident. Her words of comfort still remain with us. We share in your loss and ask The Almighty God to comfort Maria’s family in His arms, until they themselves are received in the arms of their dearest Mother. May the comfort of knowing she is received in Heaven bring peace to her family and comfort to their hearts. Maria is now resting in the arms of her loving Richard. May they dance on Holy Ground, as they did throughout their lives.

    God bless you always Maria. Our prayers remain with you, your family and those dearest to you. We will see you again…

    The Nerie Family

    Brenda Nerie
  29. James, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am praying for God’s comfort and peace
    over you and your family.

    Christy Mullins
  30. We offer our condolences with love and remembrance of your dear Mother, sister, friend and our cousin, and we share in your sorrow. I shall always remember her radiant smile and joyful exuberance for life. Her brilliant soul will forever shine in all of those who she touched.

    Lucy Chapa, David Kuntz and Joshua Kuntz

    Lucy Chapa
  31. Dionna, I am so sorry for your loss. I am thinking about you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. Please let me know if you need anything at all.

    Lori Brown
  32. Condolences to Maria’s family. She was a friend from high school and more recently, reached out when my husband passed away two years ago. Always a beautiful person, heart and soul.

    Sherry Keller
  33. James – I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing your mom, but I’m sure she was an amazing person. My heartfelt sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.

    Johnny Luna

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