Nixa Lopez – February 15, 2021

Nixa Lopez, 68, of Agua Buenas, Puerto Rico, passed away on February 15, 2021.

Born on February 23, 1952, to Pedro Jose Lopez and Bernanda Hernandez Ortiz, Nixa spent her early life living on the family farm in Puerto Rico, growing coffee and surrounded by chickens. As she grew up, Nixa was always known for her strength of will and hard-working habits that she matched with equal generosity, charisma, and love for all around her. When not taking care of work in medical billing or medical administration, Nixa found great joy in hosting holidays, embracing fashion, staying active swimming, dancing and riding her bicycle, and relaxing reading Danielle Steel novels.

She was the type of person that left a positive impression everywhere. From the local bank teller to the pharmacist, people would naturally gravitate towards her open heart. She loved fiercely and was the heart and soul of the family, committed to being involved in everyone’s lives. It was known that her two children were her world, but her motherly love extended to many other family members as well. 

Nixa will be honored by her family and friends, especially her loving children, Cesar Olavarria and Samantha Nazareth, and her cherished grandchildren, Priscilla Olavarria, Michael Olavarria. She has rejoined her beloved parents and siblings in God’s peace including, Lydia Accetta, Pedro Jose Lopez, Rafael Lopez, and Felix Lopez. She will be cherished and loved forever as she enters the Lord’s Kingdom. 

In tribute to her children, Nixa felt special connection to the following songs:

  • For Cesar, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  • For Samantha, “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hoboken (Corner of Seventh and Jefferson Streets). Social distancing and masks will be required.

Lawton-Turso Funeral Home

3 thoughts on “Nixa Lopez – February 15, 2021

  1. Thank you so much for the invitation. I am planning to attend., not to say goodbye, for Nixa will always live and be in my heart. Rosita as she always called me.

  2. My memories of Nixa are filled with joy and happiness. Nixa had an uncanny habit of making everyone she met feel as if they were the most important person in the room. Every holiday was filled with joy and celebration, every person was invited to add to the atmosphere. My family and I were incredibly lucky to be invited to many a Christmas and birthday party. These memories live on in Cesar and Sam and in our lives. Nixa we love you and will one day see you again.

  3. She had a zest for life that I’ll never forget. Her strength, determination and beauty will live on in Sam. Condolences to her family during this sacred time.

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