Liza Marie Lopez was born on July 4, 1973 in Downey, California; and she was raised in La Mirada and Rowland Heights. As a young girl, Liza enjoyed typical activities, from roller skating to bike riding, but she loved to ride horses most of all! Liza loved singing from an early age as well, and later served for many years on the worship team at church.
Liza gave her life to the Lord at Calvary Chapel Golden Springs in Diamond Bar, California. She subsequently married Carlos Lopez, and they moved to New York City. They lived there for eight years, and they made Harvest Christian Fellowship their home church. Liza attended Liberty University. She earned her degree in nursing and graduated summa cum laude. Liza and Carlos then moved to Frisco, Texas where Liza began serving as an RN, BSN.
Liza served countless individuals in their greatest times of need as an RN. She was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, and friend. She ministered to those around her in ways too numerous to mention. The one thing that all who knew Liza will remember is the warmth of her smile and her infectious laughter. She certainly possessed the joy of the Lord! She also had such a peaceful demeanor, which indicated that she spent time with the Lord and had surrendered her cares to Him. Jesus was the light that shined through her, and He was the source of her strength.
Liza was diagnosed with cancer in August of 2016, and she underwent a series of chemotherapy treatments until the end of December. She also received immunotherapy from January to June, and she endured ongoing radiation and pain management treatments throughout. Liza chose to focus her final days on spending as much quality time as possible with her husband, family, and friends. We are all grateful to the Lord to have known Liza. Her Christian life was an example to others. She was a true Proverbs 31 Woman.
Liza is survived by her husband Carlos Lopez, Jr., parents Mel and Jeanette Contreras, brother Ryan, and many extended family members.
Listen to one of Liza’s Fav Songs by Lauren Daigle, (‘How Can It Be’ – Album, ‘How Can It Be’) here: