Nevaeh Maria Lopez, affectionally known as "Vae", was the second of three daughters born to Derrick Lopez and Christina Lopez. She was born on September 15, 2003, at the Fort Hood Army Base in Bell County, Texas. Nevaeh departed this life unexpectedly on May 6, 2020. She is survived by her older sister, Alexis, who protected and adored her reciprocally, and younger sister, Isabella(Izzie), over whom she doted and took care of pridefully.
After the time of her death, Nevaeh was a sophomore at Timberview High School, class of 2022, in Mansfield, Texas, where she played on the Jr. Varsity volleyball and basketball teams and recently advanced to play varsity basketball in the state play-offs. Her love for playing basketball sparked during her jr. high school years when she attended James L. Coble Middle School. Her early formal schooling began at James Brockett Elementary School.
Even if you did not know Nevaeh, you could look at her and know that she was a beautiful person physically. If you were fortunate enough to be acquainted with her, you would also know that she was even more beautiful inside. Nevaeh was gifted in many ways. She was a straight A student, exceptionally smart, legitimately funny, well-mannered, artistically gifted, athletically inclined, and popular amongst her peers most recently winning the title of Homecoming Queen. She was a self-taught jack-of-all-trades and she became quite skilled in doing handy work around the house-mending fences, fixing base boards, painting, and the like.
Nevaeh and her sisters shared a strong sense of family and her extended family loved her dearly. She was a "favorite" cousin, who was like a nanny to all of her younger cousins. There were not too many times when she would not be seen holding a baby at a large family gathering. She always seemed to look out after others and would put others before herself. Her older cousins took her on outings and to Maverick games. Her aunt took her on trips to Hawaii, which became one of her favorite destinations. She loved all things Hawaii- the tropical sunsets, the cool breeze of the ocean, and the culture. She had a grandfather who taught her how to ride horses, developing a love for them and the outdoors, and she had a grandmother who baked with her.
Nevaeh was loved, admired, respected, and supported by her family and friends and she brought so much love and joy in her family's lives and to those who were around her laughter truly came from her soul.
In addition to her parents and sisters, Alexis and Izzie Lopez, Nevaeh leaves to cherish her memories her maternal grandparents, Dennis and Raquel Fulfer; paternal grandparents Dudley and Phyllis Lopez; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She will be remembered for her gentleness, grace, and kindness toward others.
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