Theresa Ann Lopez

Theresa Ann Lopez, age 66, went home to the arms of the lord on January 14, 2022. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 45 years, Jose Lopez. Her children who she called her “heartbeats” Michael Lopez and wife Cassandra, daughter Joanna Lopez, son Gabriel Lopez and two grandchildren who she loved beyond measure, Michelle and Marcus Lopez.

She was born in Houston, Texas on March 29, 1955, to Charlie and Elva Lopez and was one of ten children.

She is preceded in death by her father Charlie and survived by her mother, Elva; sisters: Yolanda Knight, Cecilia and husband Gary Hosmer, Martha and husband Ruben Cerda, Genevieve and husband Chris Natividad, Janie Jaso, Mary Bernadette and husband Victor Martinez and Mary Jo and husband Brian Kolb; brothers: David Lopez and wife Pauline and Richard Lopez and wife Barbara; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

Fifteen years before she retired, she worked for the District Attorney’s Office in the Post Conviction Writ Division which became her second family.

Theresa was a lifelong ardent Catholic. She did not just live her faith, but her faith was her life. She was involved in numerous ministries at St. Luke’s the Evangelist Catholic Church, where she was a member of 28 years. She organized the Eucharistic Apostles of the Divine Mercy most recently. She taught CCE, Baptism classes and was involved in the English and Spanish ACTS retreats. She also loved attending different classes and helped teach numerous bible studies. She spread the word of Christ to everyone who knew her. To know Theresa was to know him.

Theresa loved to craft. She baked cakes and made jewelry. She decorated her home for every holiday, especially Christmas with pride. She also loved to travel. Whether it was taking day trips with her husband or camping trips in the RV they owned. They enjoyed getting away and seeing new things. She loved her children and took so much pride in their accomplishments. She loved getting everyone together. Her hunger for life was insatiable. She truly lived with her whole being and spirit. Theresa always ran into people she knew in random places all the time; she was that unforgettable.

The viewing will be from 5pm to 8 pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 2422 E. Broadway St., Pearland, Texas 77581. Rosary will be recited at 7 pm on Friday the 21, of January 2022. Mass of the Celebration of Life will be said on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at St. Luke The Evangelist Catholic Church, 11011 Hall Road, Houston, Texas 77089 at 11:00 am. Burial to follow at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, Texas 77023.

The family would like to express deep thanks to everyone during this time to who kept Theresa in their hearts as they prayed for her and her family, donated food, meals and their time.

“Never forgotten, always remembered and loved forever.”

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  1. Our deepest condolences to her family. Theresa was a cheerful, talented person, living life to the fullest. When we visited her and her husband, Jose, she was always a gracious, attentive hostess and welcomed us with open arms and an open heart. We will surely miss her. May she RIP

    Connie and Nick Castillo
  2. My condolences to the Lopez family.
    Remembering Theresa, the cousin with the big smile and heart.
    Always giving a hand(helping or caring) to all who knew her…
    Love you always ❤️

  3. Our condolences to the family may our Lord Jesus comfort you at this with his love & peace. Blessings! Ruben & Marcie Rodriguez 🙏🏻❤️

    Marcie Rodriguez
  4. Those of us who worked with Theresa at the D.A.’s Office were so glad that she was part of our family there. She was such a happy, caring person, and seeing her each morning made every day better. Theresa was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. I am thankful for the many years we shared.

    Roe Wilson
  5. Those of us who worked with Theresa at the D.A’s Office were so glad she was part of our family there. She was a kind, caring person, and seeing her each morning made every day better. Theresa was greatly loved and will be greatly missed. I am thankful for the years we shared. My deepest condolence to her family.

    Roe Wilson
    • My condolences goes out to the Lopez family , I know there’s no words that I could possibly say to make things better for you . I do want you to know my heart and. prayers goes out to your family in this time of need . I want to thank you for sharing the online video of Theresa’s new celebration of life . May she rest in peace . May the lord be with her and all the family. Amen 😔🙏

      Christine Luis
  6. Mom,
    You will always be the best mother. You cared so much about everyone, even people that hurt you. I’m so glad that you knew how much I loved you and how much you loved me. The world will never be the same without you my dear one. Im glad I always told you how BEAUTFUL you were. I’m going to miss everything about you especially when we cuddled on the couch and I’d say “Mom rub my back!” No matter how tired you were, you always did. You loved your kids so much. Mom, you did everything for us. You always wanted us to be happy in life, and no matter how hard it’s going to be, I’m going to try. Mom I didn’t know a pain like this was possible, I’m in a club that I never wanted to be in but, here I am. I promise I’ll try to fill your shoes, that I’ll be strong and loving like you and I’ll give the world and people the love you gave it. You touched so many people with your soul, I hope I can do the same. Please come visit me in my dreams Ma. I can’t wait to see you again my lovely.

    I love you always…

    Joanna, forever your daughter

    Joanna Lopez
  7. So fortunate to have known my dear sister-in-law for the 45 years that you were a part our our family. Going to miss your smile, humor and great sprit that you always brought to us.

    Martin Lopez
  8. Sending healing prayers and my deepest condolences to the Lopez family. You will truly be miss.
    I will always remember the best time we had growing up with you and your sisters.
    Love you Theresa and your lovely family.
    Virginia (Virgie) Ramirez Maldonado.

    Virginia Maldonado
  9. My Condolences to her Family. I met Theresa on the metro bus. I was on the second stop not too far from the courthouse but worked for a private firm. When I would see her she wanted to know when I was taking the Retirement plunge. Anyway she beat me even though we were close in age by a year or slightly longer. I am glad she got to do all the things she wanted and to make her beautiful cakes that looked like Master Pieces. So talented. Theresa, I wish I had been able to sit down more with you and talk. But w
    When you got off the bus you were always in a hurry to get home. Jane Pool is waiting as so is your Dad awaits you in Heaven my friend. Until we meet again maybe we can have a tea party.

    Maria Doody
  10. So sorry for yall loss,beautiful person

    Lupe Forester
  11. So much to say about my beautiful cousin Theresa. She was so caring and loving and very adventurous. Not long ago she asked me if We, my husband Joe, and I wanted to join her and Jose to go boating when the weather permitted.
    Sadly we didn’t get to do it. Always a positive soul and very encouraging to get us to join the Acts retreat which we became part
    Of. Not only my sister Esther but also my daughters and daughter in law. We all looked up to her and admired her wisdom and love for the Church and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    We will miss her dearly. She will always be our sister in Christ.

    Teresa And Joe Williams
  12. It is with heavy heart to see Theresa pass away. Life doesn’t prepare us for this sorrow. Although she is in God’s hands those who remain must deal with the sorrow and loss. She was nothing but kind and generous to a fault. Bonnie and I are saddened not only for her passing but the pain that the family has to endure. May God give you strength for you Jose and your family to manage during this period. Bonnie and I send our prayers and condolences for your loss.

    Tim and Yvonne Aragon
  13. I will miss her immensely. We have been friends at least 21 years. Worked with Jose at the plant and then we saw each other at St. Lukes. It was an instant connection we had as if we had known each other for years. The four of us took annual trips together and always had a blast. She was a wonderful mentor to me and loved us unconditionally. She had such a love for our Lord and was always sharing with us. I had just retired and was looking forward to many more trips together but that was not meant to be. We always had plenty of laughter and good times together. I am so thankful to have had her in my life. She was truly a treasure to me and will always have a place in my heart. Until we meet again sweet friend and sister in Christ. Love you bunches and know that your legacy will live on.

    Martha Hurtado
  14. Theresa,
    Martha and I will truly miss you friend. We will be reliving all of our times together with very fond memories of all the things we did. From our trips, church functions, celebrations, get-togethers, our west coast vacation, the funny situations that would come up on occasion, and yes even our “alien probe” discussions!
    We are honored to call you our friend.

    We know you are embraced by our Lord now.
    We will continue to pray for you and your family, as we know you will be praying for
    us there in our Lord’s kingdom. We love and miss you…..

    Mark and Martha
    • Theresa
      You will be missed. So happy that I met you and Jose. Our motorcycle trip, day trip to the wineries so memorable, i thought about that day and we made stops just enjoying the day. Dinner just talking and enjoying your company when we talk just picking up where we left off. Your beautiful smile, kind heart, wonderful laugh. Enjoyed your beautiful garden, delicious cakes. I came home and made the bread pudding the day we talked about your recipe. Loved talking recipes. Beautiful inside and out. Sincere condolences to your family. Until we meet again my friend.

      Sylvia Romo
  15. Yolanda, Lopez Family, I saw this beatiuful girl on the orbituary link I look daily I had to look twice, I remember Charlene and I went to a party she hosted, such a funny and sweet person she will be missed and several other times met her , she had a beatiuful personality, your in my prayers my condolences to you all.(Sincerely Kathy Bugaj Marsalia)

    Kathy Bugaj Marsalia
    • May Theresa’s soul the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.. Condolences to all of her family. May God give you his peace during this difficult time.
      Virginia (Virgie) Katsaounis

      Virginia Katsaounis
  16. When a garden grows, we will remember your smile
    When flowers bloom, we will remember your love
    When the sun shines, we will remember your warmth
    And when the sun sets, we will remember it is until we meet again.

    Thank you, Theresa, for being a flower in our garden
    and spreading your seeds of faith
    Thank you for being sunshine on our darkest days
    Thank you for the road you chose, the paths you made, the life you lived and inspiration you gave!

    Cynthia Cortez
  17. Theresa will never be forgotten. Nobody was a stranger to her. She truly walked the walk in faith. She Loved everyone and she gave of herself to us all. SHE has taught me so much. I hope to be more like her. I love you my sweet friend. I know you are happy and smiling down on us all.

    Carmella Blancas
  18. I am blessed to have met Theresa at St Luke.
    Her smile, her faithfulness and the
    Peace of Christ in her were Real and felt by so many.
    Such a talented lady.
    She made the most beautiful sunflower graduation cake for my 2020 senior.
    My deepest condolences to Jose, her children and her family.
    She will be missed.

    Delia Guajardo
  19. Theresa, I remember the last time Annette and I were with you. We were in Friendswood at Annette’s and Jesse’s gig. You and Jose sat at my table with my friend, Francisca. We ate a turkey sandwich with chips, talked about our families, your beautiful cakes and jewelry. We danced to Selena and had a fun night! Your beautiful smile filled the room! I wished we had spent more time together, going on those road trips you spoke to Annette about. It would have been so much fun going to the lake and other excursions. We prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet from the very moment we found out you were sick, as well as the Rosary. We so hoped yiu would come home to Jose and the family. Yet, God had other plans for you. To spend Eternity with Him. We love you dearest Theresa. You will always live in our hearts. Theresa, please pray for me, Annette, and my son, Chris.

    “I Thank my God in all my Remembrance of you” —–Phillipians 1:3

    “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted”—–Matthew 5:4

    “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”——Psalm 147:3

    Yolanda, and all the Family:❤
    Dear Lord,
    Today I ask You to help Theresa Lopez’s Family. I ask You to be with them while they
    struggle in the darkness of grief. May they recognize joy in the memories, hope in Your
    love, and Peace in the pain. May You walk besides them in their journey to recovery, filling the void and emptiness with Your presence. In Jesus name. Amen. 🙏❤🙏
    Sending you a big hug and all our love and prayers!❤🙏

    Cecilia Ramirez
  20. Theresa-
    I am so glad that I got to know you – as well as Jose – during our tenure at the DA’s Office. Your love for Jose and your family was always evident, and you generously extended your affection to everyone you worked with. We will miss you, your generosity, your cakes!, your cheery and fun-loving nature, and your loyalty to your friends. I hope that you know how much you will be missed. Love!

    Lynn Hardaway
  21. My condolences to family. You are in my prayers.
    I had met Theresa many years ago on the Metro bus. She was my sister Irene’s friend.
    But it wasn’t till I went to my first Women Act Retreat, that I really got to know her. She made a big impact in my spiritual growth on that retreat. She encouraged me to join the Devine Mercy Study group and I learned how to make rosaries, she was a joy to be around. I am so blessed to have met a beautiful lady with so much faith and devotion to our Lord Jesus Christ. I will miss her very much and forever be in my heart.

    Maria DeLeon, your Sister in Christ
  22. There are certain people you meet in your life that make you better. Those people are rare. But Theresa was one of those people. I was blessed to have known her for the past 13 years. She was not a co-worker she was family – like another mother to me. She was a Saint on earth and now, undoubtedly another Angel in heaven. To the Lopez family thank you for sharing her with us at the DA’s office for those years, and please know that if there is anything you need now or in the future that all you need to do is ask.

    Andrew Smith
  23. My condolences and prayers 🙏🏽🙏🏽 to all the Lopez Familia, Theresa will be missed but always in our hearts ♥️ May God Bless you all..🥰

    Senovio Lopez Jr
  24. Your Mother will be forever in your ❤️ heart.

    Martha Saucedo
  25. In honor of our dear cousin Theresa I have requested that a rose be placed in the tomb chapel of Saint Therese at the Basilica of the Little Flower in San Antonio. Love and prayers for her soul and all her loved ones.

    Diane and Joe Tellez
  26. My deepest condolences to the family and prayers. Theresa was courages and wise. A teacher to many and a leader. Not afraid to speak truth no matter the cost because her goal was not to be liked but to bring souls to Christ. She had many talents I’m sad I won’t be able to message her when I have a question about my faith but she leaves behind her son Gabriel whom like her is very wise. May you rest in heavenly peace and pray for us who’s journey still continues here.

    Sonia lozano
  27. Ms Theresa, where should I begin.. you were the reason I felt I belonged and the ACTS Retreat in 2019 , you listened to me and placed your praying hands over me as I cried out emotionally destroyed by the tribulations in my life. You told me you would always be there to pray for me because us Lopez’s need to stick together. After that prayer session with you my hurt and anger was instantly gone and I felt your love and Gods love which shines through you enter into my heart. I forgave a lot of wrong doings from others that day . My heart broke when I heard the news, and I know God must of wanted you next to him because you were truly an angel here on earth to so many of us that are hurting and looking for Gods love. You changed my life in more ways than I will ever get the chance to express to you but I know what you would want me to do and continue to do. My prayers and condolences go out to your family and I want to thank them for letting us share great times with you. I love you dearly sister and I will keep the letter you wrote to me close to my heart forever and always. I love you Theresa Lopez and you are another angel watching over all of us from heaven now!

    Erica Lopez
    • CORRECTION * the ACTS Retreat was in 2020

      Erica Lopez
  28. Our hearts, too, are broken to hear about Theresa’s passing. She was truly a joyous and loving reflection of God’s love to all she encountered in life. We especially look back on our times with her and Jose in the early weekday mornings when we would meet up for breakfast at Pappas downtown on our way to work. She was always a delight to be with and will be missed so much. We are sending our prayers that the Holy Spirit will console her mother, husband and all her entire family with joyful memories and the knowledge that she is already where we all hope to someday be.
    With our deepest condolences and love always, John and Pearl Rosales

    Pearl and John Rosales
  29. Our dear Theresa. You are and always will be an amazing beautiful blessed friend and co-worker at the D.A’s Office. You brought us and others together and started a Bible Study Group. I felt so blessed to be able to attend several of them. I enjoyed celebrating birthdays with the group and totally enjoyed your cakes you would prepare. They were beautiful and very delicious. Thank you for baking cookies for my granddaughter. Everyone loved and enjoyed them. Theresa, I will miss seeing your posts on Facebook of all your road trips. You had the most beautiful pictures you shared with your family.
    My dear friend we will see each other again but until then Rest In Peace.
    Prayers to you Jose for I can only imagine the pain your heart is feeling. Joanna you’re a beautiful blessing and your mom loved you very much. She was so proud of you. Prayers to all the family and friends for strength to get us all through this difficult time.
    God Bless

    Mary Ambriz
  30. Condolences to your family and friends. I know Theresa only through the amazing stories shared by Laura of how much she brought to this world and how much she is missed. You are in my heart.

    Kristie Tupling
  31. Theresa will continue to be an inspiration to us all. Her beautiful, infectious smile demonstrated her love for everyone. Always giving of herself to help others and serve the Lord was what she stood by. She made everything seem so easy because everything she did, she did with love. My husband Homer and I were blessed with the opportunity of being at Theresa’s and Jose’s table during bible studies. Sharing personal experiences and hearing them discuss scripture was gravitating.
    Heavenly Father thank you for putting Theresa in our lives.
    Our prayers and condolences to the entire Lopez family.

    Belinda Trevino
  32. Theresa and I met through our work at the D.A.’s office and became friends. She was a bright spot in every day. I will never forget her victory in the Great Refrigerator War of 2018, which earned her the title of “General.” This was just one of many instances where she did battle for us (and always won). She made our holidays and birthdays special, and truly made the workplace a family.

    You are gone much too soon, Theresa. We will miss you always.

    Shawna Reagin
  33. My deepest sympathy for the Lopez family. Theresa was a delight to work with at the DA’s office and she treated everyone in the PCW division like family. She was so excited about retiring and spending time with Jose and the rest of her family. I am thankful to have known her and take comfort knowing that she is in Heaven.

    Love to you all during this difficult time.

    Jill Burdette
  34. What greater glory than to be in the presence of God and The One He sent in Jesus Christ. Yes the days for those Theresa left behind will be of sufferings ; both mental and physical. Yet the ancient teachings have taught us that life is eternal for those who believe. Theresa is gone in the physical, but her spirit will live on and be ever present. Take solace that until we all reunite, you always have Theresa’s ever present spirit. Stay on your unique road in life with The Holy Spirit as your guide ; Jesus helper is ever present.
    Theresa and the entire Lopez family were part of my youth. The memories are cherished. I indeed wish you all the Peace of Abba Father. Shalom.

    David J. Ortiz
  35. I had the pleasure of meeting Theresa at the metro park and ride. From the moment I met her I knew she was different, she definitely had the joy of the Lord in her. She would come on the bus carrying big boxes carrying her beautiful cakes. I loved sitting next to her, she always spoke of the love she had for her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be missed dearly.
    To the family I pray: Lord we lift up the Lopez family may you surround them with your peace. We ask that the Holy Spirit comfort and embrace them. Give them strength as you carry them through this heartache. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
    I thank God for her life and for the privilege of her friendship.

    Lupe Fonseca

    Lupe Fonseca
  36. Theresa always knew how to light up a room. She loved everyone and never judged people. She always open arms to my daughter and I. She would invite us places and was always so courtesy and kind. She was a true example of her Catholic faith. She set example for so many. She extended love to everyone and always helped. But for me she was a friend but more like family. She always gave good Christian advise that would just warm up your heart. Without her even trying you walked away a better person. Thank you Theresa for your friendship, wisdom but most all your love. I will miss you. Until me meet again.

  37. I will always remember my dear cousin for her beauty, love of life, laughter and creativity. I always admired the love and strength of her marriage to Joe and her close relationship with her children and family. As one of the younger cousins, I remembered at family gatherings her love of music, laughing with others and getting down on the dance floor. I pray she is with her Dad and laughing with my mine in Heaven. Until we see each other again… Rest in Peace.

    Susan Flores Truscott

    Susan Truscott
  38. Theresa was one of the most kind people I have ever known. Jose, your life of love and faith with Theresa remains so meaningful to so many, God bless Theresa’s family. She was much loved at the DA’s office and will always remain dear to us in our memories.

    Joshua Reiss
  39. Theresa Lopez until we meet again, I wilI think of you in the gardens of heaven building bouquets, rejoicing, and dancing with our savior. Give grandpa a hug for us.

    Jessica Mclane
  40. Though I am still reeling from the sudden death of my dear friend, Theresa, I am humbled and touched by her time here with us. We’ve been friends since childhood and I will never forget all the good times together, especially in the Blessed Sacrament CYO and spending time with each other’s families. As we all know, Theresa was a devout, kind and caring person. She never turned down the chance to meet new people, travel somewhere new, or be there when we needed her. Her positivity was an inspiration for everyone she met. She was a friend to many, and we will all miss her every day. Thank you for everything, Theresa.

    Alice Ramirez Maldonado
  41. Our Beloved Cousin Theresa, I Love You and Will Miss You. You always carried that
    Special Love and Shined with Light. You’re Beautiful Smile will always be remembered. We will never forget you. Your Soul has ascended to heaven. May
    God give you eternal rest and family the strength to bear the great pain.

    Anna Marie Engle-Kekule
  42. Our Beloved Cousin Theresa, I Love You and Will Miss You. You always carried that
    Special Love and Shine with Light. You’re Beautiful Smile will always be remembered and never forgotten. Your Soul has ascended to heaven. May God give you eternal rest and your family the strength to bear the great pain during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathies and Prayers.

    Anna Marie Engle-Kekule
  43. My Dear sweet beautiful friend, I will truly miss you. Because of your love you have for our Father you have made me a better person and closer to God because of you I will continue learning as much as I can and continue to read his word. Thank you for our Bible study’s for so many years. You would always go over an beyond always teaching us when at times there could 10 or more and some times were it was two or three. That never stop you. You would say it’s ok were two or more come together he is here. I loved that you had that light that shine when ever you spoke about him. I love your smile your beauty. Thank you for the wonderful parties we got to share the birthday lunches were you always made our beautiful birthday cakes. Thank you for being you I am very blessed to have gotten to be your friend your, co/worker and one of your students as you were a beautiful teacher for christ. Thank you for loving our special Bible group, thank you for sending us pictures of us all together how you miss us as we miss you. I love you my friend will miss you so. Until we see each other again may you be our Angel by our side. Prayers for your husband your family who love you so. Your friend Juanita

    Juanita Nelson
  44. My Condolences to Joe and his loving family.
    God Bless and take care as Teresa shall be seated at the right hand of the Lord,Jesus Christ .


    Richard Gonzalez and Family.

    Richard Gonzalez
  45. My sincere condolences to Theresa’s loving family. She was and is a beautiful soul now resting in heavenly peace.

    M. Carmen Aguilar
  46. I will remember your beautiful smile, your humor, your talent and caring ways.
    “I can no longer see you with my eyes
    but I can feel you in my heart forever”
    Rest In Peace my dear cousin…
    💙Sylvia Fortunato

    Sylvia Fortunato

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