Funeral services for Florinda Lopez, 73, of Portales, will be conducted at 10:00 AM, Thurs., Nov. 19, 2020 at the Church of God of the First Born in Portales with Pastor David Viera officiating. Burial will follow in the Portales Cemetery with David Jose Viera, Abraham Jacob Viera, Eli Gamiel Viera, Brandon Viera, Eric Viera and Lloyd Viera serving as pallbearers.
Florinda Hilario Lopez, better known as Flor, was born Oct. 17, 1947 in Big Spring, TX and died on the evening of Nov. 17, 2020 in Lubbock, TX. She grew up in Big Spring, and was married to Jose Viera. They moved to Portales in 1965, and Mr. Viera preceded her in death on Mar. 23, 1973 as the result of a trucking accident. She later was married to Leo Lopez, who also preceded her in death on Mar. 21, 2003.
Mrs. Lopez loved going to church and church related activities, and was constantly telling people about Jesus. She had been a member of the Church of God of the First Born for 26 years at the time of her death. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, and was always shopping to find clothing and other items for her grandchildren. She also liked to go shopping for herself to buy clothes or items to decorate her home.
She is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, David and Guadalupe Viera, Larry Viera and Rick and Fidelia Viera all of Portales; a daughter and son-in-law, Norma and Gabriel Estrada of Portales; 23 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Lorenzo Hilario of Big Spring, TX; two sisters, Celia Rodriguez of Chowchili, CA and Margie Salinas of North Asheboro, NC. In addition to both of her husbands, she was preceded in death by both of her parents, four brothers, Robert Hilario, Rudy Hilario, Alfonso Hilario and Jacinto Hilario, Jr; two sisters, Gloria Garcia and Concepcion Viera and by a daughter, Lisa Hernandez.
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