The Orange Leader
Herminia “Minnie” Lopez Almazan, 76, of Deer Park and a former resident of Orange since 1963, joined her Heavenly Father on Friday, April 4, 2014, at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, Texas.
Funeral services will be Two O’clock p.m., Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Minnie was born in Brownsville, Texas, on September 13, 1937; she was the daughter of Justo Lopez and Aurora De la Fuente. She was joyfully married for 55 years to Pilar Sr., and moved their family to Orange, Texas in 1963 where she raised her children and made her home for 45 years. Minnie supported her husband as the preacher’s wife in their ministry to the Spanish speaking people at Mission Bautista in Mauriceville, and First Baptist Church Hardin.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Reverend Pilar Almazan Sr.; son, Daniel Almazan; and brothers Joel Lopez and Roger Lopez.
Minnie is survived by her son, Pilar Almazan Jr. and wife Shirley of Friendswood; daughter, Sabrinna Cooper and husband Bob of Deer Park; grandchildren, Joseph and wife Celeste Cooper, Dr. Amanda Almazan, Wade Almazan, Elizabeth and husband Paul Rader; great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Nicolais, KateLynn, Mark, AshLynn, Ally, JosLynn, Eric, and Emma; sisters, Diana Campbell, Nellie York, Elizabeth Robles, and Becky Ramirez; brothers, Jesse Lopez, Justo Lopez Jr., and many nieces and nephews.
Serving as pallbearers will be Robert Ramirez, Bob Cooper, Danny Lopez, Joseph Cooper, Wade Almazan, and Paul Rader. Honorary pallbearers will be Justo Lopez, Anastacio Robles, and Bobby Robles, Jesse Lopez.
Her family would like to acknowledge the Robles family; Elizabeth, Anastacio, Bobby, Sandy, and Ruth for the love and care given their mother.