Napoleon C. Lopez, Sr., 87 years of age, was born in Managua, Nicaragua on November 29, 1929. He proudly became a naturalized American citizen in 1965 and resided in New Orleans, Louisiana where he was employed at Latin American Distributors for thirty years as the company’s general manager and accountant. In Managua, he obtained his CPA license from Escuela Comercial Fiscal in 1947. In the United States, he obtained his degrees in accounting and management from Dun & Bradstreet in 1967 and from Soulé College in 1970. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 23 years, Elia Lopez and by his parents Francisco and Josefa Lopez. He is survived by four children: Son, Cesar E. Lopez (Miriam) and their children: Ivan, Cathy, Anna, and Nelson; Son, Joseph C. Lopez, Sr. (Debra) and their children: Joyce Morin Lopez (Rob) and her children: Justin and Peyton; Jena Sullivan (Guy) and her children Alexa and Guy Jr.; Joseph C. Lopez Jr., Jessica Lopez (Corey), and Joshua Joseph-Aaron Lopez Sr. and his children Joshua Jr. and Axton; Daughter, Elia M. Lopez (Fernando) and her children: Janine E. Theriot (Stephen) and their children: Lily and Connor, Jason D. Espinal and his children: Jasmin, Lisette, Javier, L’Oreal, and Yale; and Raul A. Espinal, Sr. (Lenora) and their children Raul Jr. and Ra’Maia; Son, Napoleon Lopez, Jr.; Sisters: Argentina Lopez Guevara (Mildar), Sonia Lopez, Eudocia Zuniga, Eugenia Lopez; Brothers: Francisco Lopez, Elias Lopez, and Manuel Lopez. He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. The deceased was a longtime resident of Jefferson Parish since retirement and has many caring friends at his condominium complex.
He was a wonderful father and loyal to his friends. However, the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease took its toll on him for many years. Please pray for all who suffer from this ravaging disease and support causes for its cure.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a visitation to be held at Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church, 2621 Colonial Blvd, Violet, LA on Friday, December 9th from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., followed by a Funeral Mass in Napoleon’s memory beginning at 3:30 p.m. He will be laid to rest with his dear wife in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens. To view and sign the Family Guestbook, please visit www.stbernardmemorial.com