Ernest Lopez

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Ernest Lopez departed this life and entered the kingdom of Heaven to glisten in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, September 2, 2018. A memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. followed by the Holy Rosary service at 7:30 p.m., September 6, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Family and friends will gather to celebrate Mass on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church followed by internment at Resthaven Cemetery. Flowers may be sent to Lakeridge Chapel and Memorial Designers.

Ernest was born on August 7, 1965 to Ysidro and Rosemary Garcia Lopez in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Lubbock Roosevelt ISD where he excelled in academics and athletics which included football, powerlifting and track.  Ernest attended South Plains College and began working at United Supermarkets immediately after his high school graduation.  It was at United where his true talents began to develop and shine which included his love to serve people and his infectious smile.  Ernest was a hardworking man with a work ethic to rival the most enduring of men.  His perseverance and relentlessness epitomized his career as he was promoted to Produce Manager at United 34th and Q at the early age of 19.  His career as a produce manager afforded him a plethora of experience that eventually earned him the position of Produce Supervisor, Lubbock Region.  From the floors of many United grocery stores to the fields of Chile where he developed relationships with United Supermarkets Produce suppliers he always served true to the United Family Mission.  Ernest was a loyal team member of United; always serving the people of Lubbock with a smile for the past 35 years.  Ernest had many interests away from work and the first was loving and caring for his first grandchild, Na’Zaiah.  He was also a football enthusiast, cheering his Red Raiders on Saturdays, but rooting and hollering for his Dallas Cowboys on Sundays which was a cherished pastime in the Lopez household.  He also enjoyed golf and time with family and friends. 

Survivors include mother of his children, Martha Maria Lopez; children, Christopher Bernardo Lopez and wife, Jessica; and daughter, Kristan Alyssa Lopez; granddaughter, Na’Zaiah Alezay Lopez; father, Ysidro Lopez, wife, Maria Lupe; siblings, Ysidro Lopez, Jr., Sylvia Lopez, Patricio Lopez and wife, Elizabeth; Jessica Deleon and husband, Abel; Lucas Garcia, Carlos Lopez and wife, Melissa; Annamarie Sanchez and husband, Thomas; Andy Lopez and wife, Denee; Gabriel Lopez along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary Garcia.



45 thoughts on “Ernest Lopez”

  1. Ernest was a great person who I truly enjoyed working with for many years. He loved his family and was respected by those in his United family. I am a better person for knowing him. God Bless

  2. My sweet brother from another mother I will miss seeing you at family gatherings, because you are family. Remembering our last dance before moving to CA outside of Joe’s & Mom’s house. You’re were so kind, as always. My son Dustin (your godson) sends all his Love & condolences to your entire family. Until we meet again, I hope you party up a storm with my brothers Ronnie & Joe in the afterlife. Give Dad, Mom, & My Joshua hugs & kisses for me, along with all the rest of your family & friends.

  3. Ernest will truly be missed, he made such a huge impact on our United Family! ❤️ Sending prayers for his family during this time. ?

  4. Ernest was a great person. It was a pleasure knowing him as a United family member. You will truly be missed. Rest in peace

  5. Ernest was an awesome man that I truly enjoyed working with for many years. RIP friend you will be missed

  6. My condolences to the family he was a great person to work with he will be miss God give this the peace they need at the difficult time please God wrap your arms around his family

  7. It was a true honor to get to work with Ernest and to call him a dear friend. He was such a great person who I will miss deeply. I’ll never forget the hard times he helped me through or the road trips for work we shared. Monday mornings will never be as bright as they once were. We will miss you Ernest.
    Sending thoughts and prayers to his family.

  8. Silvia Gonzales Perez

    I am in disbelief that your gone. I will miss your smiling face and I am 4ever blessed to have gotten to enjoy one of your bbq’s 2 months ago. Enjoyed our talk and time with your beautiful family. Prayers go out to my cuzn Martha, Kristen, Christopher and Jessica. I feel little Ms Nezes pain. May god place his arms around her durning this terrible time. God bless y’all and RIP Ernest.

  9. I am honored and blessed to have known Ernest Lopez. He was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss him. My condolences out to his Family and Friends.

  10. Prayers and Condolonces to the Lopez family. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Ernest was a wonderful person. Always a greeter and always going out of his way to help in anyway he could. He will be highly missed. May he RlP and perpetual light shine upon him. Much love ❤ from Nat && Eva Garcia.

  11. My condolences to the Lopez family. May God give you the strength to get through this hard and difficult time. Prayers to all may you rest in peace Primo.

  12. Ernest was like a brother to a lot of us. I graduated with Ernest in 1983 from Roosevelt and we shared the bond of brotherhood that only Texas high school football can do. We sweated. laughed and cried together many times during our days at Rosey. I’ll never forget how hard you worked and how good of a friend that you were. We pray for your family and loved ones. Love you, brother!

  13. Michelle Ceballos-Dominguez

    I’m still in shock. I don’t know where to begin on how much I was grateful for knowing this amazing man. He always went above and beyond to help me. I loved the passion he had for his work. I’m so glad I was able to tell him how much he helped me. He was so humble when I called him my Superhero. I’m glad every time I talked to him, I had him laughing from all my nonsense! One thing he always talked about was his granddaughter. He was so in love with her. His face always lit up when he talked about her. He always showed us pictures of her. I’ll never forget him. My prayers are with his family. May God bless them in this rough time. Ernest, may you fly high Sir!

  14. Ernest brought joy to those who knew him. I enjoyed working along side him. He had such a respectable work ethic and had a big heart for his family, his company, his colleagues and his friends.

  15. Ernest was a good man! I really enjoyed working with him throughout my time at United. He will surely be missed but never forgotten. Love and prayers that the family will find peace during this difficult time

  16. Malinda Clawson Standefer

    Ernest was one of the nicest people I have ever known. I am going to miss visiting with him. His love for his grandchild knew no bounds. God bless you, Ernest and your family.

  17. I have always admired Earnest. I am lucky to have known him and shared the high school experience with him. I always looked up to Earnest, as he was an upper classman at Roosevelt – he showed us younger Eagles how to be loyal to your school and teammates. What a great and rewarding experience it was to coach his son, Chris down the road. I remember Ernest being at every practice and game and always being supportive of the kids and the coaches no matter the result. I have a heavy heart with the loss of Earnest – the Roosevelt community has lost a great Eagle.

  18. Ernest was a lovely person and a blessing to work with. Many thoughts and prayers to his family. He will be missed.

  19. i am so sad to hear the news of Ernest passing away. He was such a kind person and I always loved seeing him. He will be greatly missed by so many. I am sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and his United Family that loved him so much.

  20. I’m going to miss you brother.. I can’t put into words how much your friendship meant to me..we had great times together at the football games and at will be missed but never forgotten.. I’ll miss the way he always called me bigdog Everytime we saw each other.. Love you brother…

  21. My codolences to the family and friends. Ernest was a great guy that I enjoyed getting to know. He we’ll me very missed.

  22. Sylvia,
    My sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    May God bless and comfort you.
    Roberto Franco

  23. Although its been a couple of years since I have seen Ernest, I still can remember all the good moments we shared as friends. Whether if it was working together or playing side by side on the football field, we created some wonderful memories. After our years in high school, Ernest showed what a quality man should be…he will be missed and admired by many.

  24. Ernest always had a kind word, sweet smile and warn hug for all of us. We have enjoyed working with him, and knowing him as a loyal good friend. Thank you Ernest for all your hard work and leadership at United. You will be so missed. Thresa & Kelly Cummings

  25. My condolences to the entire Lopez family. Ernest was a great person to be around and he will be sorely missed by family and friends. He was always quick to strike up a conversation and always with a smile. So long friend…..

  26. My brother I still cant get this all up in my head that u r gone…all I know now is that u r not n pain of n e kind u r up n the heavens with our mama flying high as high is…and I know for a FACT mama made u ur homemade tortillas, mashed beans, & papas when u got home ???
    Love & miss both of u o so much…just watch over all of us UNTIL THAT DAY!!!! That we all reunite
    #mondaymarch102014 #rosemarygarcia #mamagonebutnotforgotten
    #sundayseptember22018 #ernestanthonylopez #brothergonebutnotforgotten

  27. Ernest you will be missed. I can’t believe you’re gone. We were excited when we first found out they were building a Market Street Store in Mansfield… Why because we knew we would see some old friends and former co-workers/colleagues at Grand Opening. You my friend were on top of that list. I can’t tell you enough how much you meant to me. You were a great mentor to me. I’m a better person for having known you. I’ll always be grateful to you for believing in me when no one else would. My heart hurts so much and am truly in mourning.

  28. Ruben Villalpando

    Ernest was a man that left an impact in so many of us that will always carry in our daily actions. A man that always kept friendships and always seemed to reach out to you at the right times. Rest well my friend

  29. Ernest Lopez, you were a great friend to me and to my kids! And became a great friend to my husband Jeff! You were an amazing person. You will be missed by so many! R.I.P.

  30. Elo you will be missed , I remember all he great times and laughs we had together . Thank you for allowing me to have the experience to work as our assistant when i was at the stores . It was my pleasure to get to know you and call you my friend . God Bless the lopez family , sad loss

  31. My condolences to the families Ernest was a good person love to talk about football ? and enjoy talking with him we all will miss him but we will meet again

  32. I am so glad my path crossed with Ernest at United. I enjoyed working with him, he was a great and caring person. I always enjoyed seeing him and his great smile. My deepest condolences to his family. God Bless.

  33. Earnest was an amazing friend and co-worker, he always had a smile and an HOLA! You will be missed by our family.

  34. My prayers are with all of the family. He will be greatly missed. I always
    Loved to see Ernest and his smile come to the store.

  35. Ernest always had a smile on his face when I would see him. Prayers for all of the Lopez family.

  36. Mauro & Julia Rocha & Family

    Ernest will certainly be missed. Always there for there good times, bbq’s and celebrations with our family. Ernest was especially there for the hard times in our families lives. It made this past week just that much harder not seeing Ernest’s infectious smile and caring heart to check on the how the family was doing after mom’s death. But we hang on the fact that you are in a better place helping our family in heaven preparing our rooms and getting the party and bbq planned for when you greet us at the door of heaven to welcome us home. Now we will all try to heal together at the loss of Ernest. It is in the healing that will give is entry to places that we could never imagine.

  37. Adrianna Adame-Strnad

    My heart and prayers are with all of Ernest’s closest friends & family members. I know he meant so much to many and his passing was a surprise. I will always remember him as such a sweet gentleman, someone who smiled even with his eyes, and who knew how to have fun & enjoy family & friends. Rest In Peace, Ernest…until we meet again!

  38. Ernest your smile would light up a room, your laughter and jokes made our days that much brighter! You will truly be missed! I’ll never forget all the wonderful memories I have working with you. You are what made United a great place to work! I know you’re smiling down on all of us who were lucky enough to have known you.
    May God wrap his arms around the Lopez family.

  39. Victoria Rodriguez

    When I think of Ernest, I think about all the great times that we had, growing up and attending Roosevelt. He always made me laugh, and I never really saw him in a bad mood. I remember in one of our classes-Spanish class, actually, we were all grouped together in the back part of the room, left to our own devices, and of course, there was Mr. Ernest, making us all laugh at whatever particular joke he was making.

    He was genuine in his love of people from all walks of life. It did not matter to Ernest, he was going to treat everyone in an equally kind and caring manner. I will miss you my dear childhood friend…until we see each other again in God’s heavenly presence.

  40. I was blessed by God to know Ernest as a friend and a Produce co-worker for over 25 years. He was dedicated, loyal, friendly, caring and of the highest character. Anytime we saw him, we wanted to visit with him as long as we could. He was a blessing to know and we loved him for all these reasons. We truly believe God in Heaven has said to him “well done good and faithful servant”. We will miss him here but know he is in a better place. Our thoughts and prayers to his family that he loved so much.
    Darvel and Debbie Kirby

  41. Hey Love,
    Your princesses and big boy miss you so much! Please pray for us. Your in thought every second, minute, hour, day until eternity. Just want you to know that it broke our hearts to lose you but you didn’t go alone. For part of us went with you the day God called you home. Thank you, for giving me the very best of you which is your children. I find comfort in knowing that your left us to start our new kingdom in God’s glory. Please never forget that we love you more than the whole wide world and back again. We are sending all our love with trillions of hugs and kisses. For now angel of ours go fulfill God’s mission and until we met again my love, know that I love you and always will!
    Martha Lopez

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