Christopher Allen Lopez

Christopher Allen Lopez of La Coste, Texas was born June 18, 1998 to Rober Lee Lopez and Brenda Chavez. He went to be with the Lord, January 21, 2018 living to the age of 19.
He is survived by his mother, Brenda Chavez, father, Robert Lee Lopez, brothers Albert Lee Lopez and Steven Lee Lopez, grandparents Henry and Olga Lopez and Jesus Alberto Chavez. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Martha Zepeda Chavez.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.”
This is a lesson learned from our dear Chris. Not only did he dance in the rain, he wanted to dance in the rain. Chris had an exorbitant number of storms during his short life so he knew from experience that another storm was coming on the heels of the one that just passed. If he hadn’t learned to dance; he may have remained dry, but unfulfilled. He was fulfilled.
His brother Albert, conveyed that Chris in a sense, lived two lives in just 19 years. I agree. And more importantly, he enjoyed them both! He had been given the gift to make the most of every day. We have all learned that from him.
Chris lived his life on his terms. He listened and took advice on his terms. He did not conform to social “norms.” But he was not a rebel. He was not rebelling against anything or anyone. He was a free-spirit who lived in the present, and again, on his terms. He was a dreamer. He was a leader. He had followers. He could enter a room and brighten it with his smile, his attitude, or just his presence. He had “it.”
It has become evident over the past week just how strong he was. We have all learned from him, his brothers, his cousins, and his friends and acquaintances. He made friends so easily and was true to each and every one of them. He supported them, guided them and made them happy. He made us all happy.
We all stand here today with a broken heart. The loss of a Chris is something we could have never prepared for. Even during the past week, under insurmountable odds, we have refused to prepare ourselves. We weren’t ready. We’re still not ready. He had so many dreams and so many plans for the future. He would have made these dreams come true.
He did not die on his terms. He did not want to leave us. He loved us. He will continue to love us. Chris died a man. He died with the dignity and the respect he deserved. He achieved his goal of making us proud. He achieved his goal of being proud of himself. Our lives will never be the same. He made sure of that.
Chris, we love you with all our hearts. We are all profoundly proud of you; you have taught us. We look forward to seeing you again when the time comes. We will continue to be the best to everyone, as you expect. We will continue to seek peace, as you wished. We will not let you down. It’s our turn to make you proud.
Rest in peace; and never, never stop dancing in the rain.
It’s all good Chris.
The Lopez/Chavez family wish to thank you for your sympathy. We greatly appreciate all your kind words, food and monetary donations, generous donations of your time and the beautiful floral arrangements we received. We realize how truly blessed we are to have such wonderful friends during times like this especially Father Paul Cleary and Alta Vista Funeral Chapel Home. Your expressions of sympathy will never be forgotten.
Viewing was held 6-9 PM, Sunday, January 28, 2018 with the rosary at 7 PM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, La Coste, Texas, Funeral Mass, 10 AM, Monday, January 29, 2018 at Our Lady of Grace followed by the Graveside Service at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Cemetery, La Coste, Texas.