Matthew Lopez Jr.
Matthew Lopez Jr., 73, of Cameron died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, at his church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Hernandez Cemetery.
A prayer service will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Iglesia De Dios Church (303 S. Burleson).
Matthew Lopez, pastor of Iglesia De Dios Church, was born April 24, 1946, in Austin, to Mateo and Rebecca (Rendon) Lopez. He married Cecile “Kay” Graham. He worked for Light Metals Co. for many years before coming to Cameron and pastoring Iglesia De Dios Church.
He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Elisha Ortiz and Shawn Cruz.
He is survived by: his wife, Kay Lopez of Cameron; daughters, Kimberly Ann Cruz of Austin, Valerie Kay Cruz of Rockdale, and Joyce Stephanie Halpain of Cameron; sons, Rudy John Lopez of San Juan and Matthew Lopez III; brothers, David Lopez of Muskegon, Mich., James Lopez of Cameron, and Abraham Lopez of Cameron; sisters, Ruth Vega of Cameron, Ruby Aguillon of Cameron, Becky Castillo of Cameron, Rita Ortiz of Austin, and Rachel Salazar; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.
Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home of Cameron is in charge of arrangements.