Zoraida Torres

Zoraida Torres

June 27, 1941 – April 9, 2020

On‎ April 9,‎ 2020,‎ Zoraida‎ was‎ given‎ her‎ wings‎ and‎
entered‎ the‎ kingdom‎ of‎ heaven.‎ ‎ She‎ was‎ born‎ on June‎ 27,‎ 1941,‎ in‎ Castañer‎
Puerto‎ Rico‎ to‎ Manuel‎ Lopez‎ and‎ Catalina‎ Rodriguez.‎ ‎

 

Life Events

After meeting the love of her life, they set off on their
first true-life adventure. They left Puerto Rico and headed to Atlanta, GA.
They were married at a Southern Baptist Church in Greenville, SC in 1968.
  Very quickly after marriage, they learned
that they would become parents.
  In May
of 1969, Elaine was born.
  Mom adapted
well and became a stay at home Mom, caring for Elaine with what could only be
described as amazing especially in the era of non- disposable diapers.
  The adventure they were on required multiple
moves across the country which meant lots of moving, boxing and adjusting along
the way.
  In July of 1969, their adventure
brought them back to Puerto Rico where they had her second child, September
1971, a bright-eyed boy who they named Robert.
 
Following along with the moving theme of their life adventure, they once
again moved to Florida and had yet another child, in February 1973, Roger was
born.
  Their life adventure kept moving
along from Florida to New York, back to Florida and eventually ending up
settled in Alief, Texas.
  Once the
children were old enough to care for themselves, she started working at a Keyworth
Kiddie Corner child care where she would teach hundreds of lucky kiddos and
extended the same love she would give to her own children.
  She decided to take a few years off the
teaching path and went to work for Western Geco in the accounting department
where she was very popular amongst her peers.
 
As we all know too well, the oil and gas business can be difficult at
times; she was laid off during one of the economic downturns and went back to
her true love, teaching.
  She worked at
Learning Ventures child care for many years and was well respected and sought
after by both the parents as well as the children.
   

Outside of work, she was a loving and caring mother who
would protect, defend and support her family with all her might, always willing
to help with advice driven by love, compassion, and forgiveness.
  She also made sure that everyone ate
well!
  Spending countless hours in the
kitchen preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner feasts and made sure there was
enough for everyone and anyone else who might stop by, especially during the
holidays. Her friendly, loving & kind personality along with her contagious
laughter will be missed.

 

She‎ leaves‎ behind‎ her‎ children‎ and‎ their‎
‎spouses;‎ Elaine‎ Torres,‎ Robert‎ Jr.‎ and‎ wife Melissa‎ Torres,‎ & Roger‎
and‎ wife Terri‎ Torres.‎ ‎ She‎ has‎ 7‎ grandchildren;‎ Ricky, Desiree,
Johnathan, Alyssia, Giancarlo, Vinnie and Matthew, great-grandchildren;
Anthony, Andrew, Julian, Xavier, and Nico.‎ ‎ Siblings;‎ Wilfredo‎ Lopez‎
Rodriguez,‎ Awilda‎ Lopez‎ Rodriguez,‎ ‎ Raquel‎ Lopez‎ Rodriguez,‎ Mirta‎
Lopez‎ Rodriguez‎ and‎ Gloria‎ Lopez‎ Rodriguez.‎
 Also‎ numerous‎ nieces‎ and‎ nephews.‎ She is
preceded‎ in‎ death‎ by‎ her‎ parents‎ and‎ brother,‎ Manuel‎ Rodriguez‎ Jr.‎


Please join us via Livestreaming:
Friday, April 17, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Burial will follow in Morton Cemetery in Richmond, Texas.
Comments
  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Gloria Lopez

    Rest In Peace my dearest sister, till we meet again. !My heart is broken to pieces knowing that I was not able to give you a last hug, but I’m sure glad I went to visit you and spent a few hours with you not too long ago. Heaven is rejoicing to have you there!! I will love you forever!!!!! RIP mi hermana querida te ama tu hermanita Goguie

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Luis Cruz Matta

    Roberto & Roger
    My most sincere sorrow for the passing of your mom.
    May she rest in the Lords peace
    Always
    Tío Luis

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Raquel López Rodríguez (Ney)

    Our dear family, our hearts feel the pain of the lost of our oldest sister, but it is our faith in God that gives us the comfort of knowing that now Zory lives forever in the arms of God. I know she is surrounded by angels and can imagine her joy of resting in peace with Mami, Papi (Tanita y Neco) and Juny.

    For the family and her children Elaine, Robertito and Roger, we feel sorry for not been able to be with all of you in this moment. But want you to know that we love you with all our hearts and that in Puerto Rico you have a home. May Jesus grant strength and comfort to all of you.
    We send you the biggest hug and love.

    With love,

    Titi Ney, Tio Robert and family.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    James-Ryan M Ray and Family

    Thinking of you and your family during this time.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Deb Ambrosi

    Roger, Terri & Family,

    Sending our prayers & love. It warms my heart when I think of your sweet mom & absolutely loved seeing Roger & Terri take such wonderful care of her. The bond, care & concern between Roger & his mom was something I will never forget. Big hugs.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Isidro Delgado

    Roger, it is with a sad heart that I offer my condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. I know there are no words that can replace a life but only comfort and celebration of life for you mother. Time to think of all the special moments you shared with her.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Maggie Riera Rodríguez

    Mis condolencia para toda la familia .Que descanse en paz

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Millie Ceron

    Que descance en Paz mi querida Prima

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Titi Guiya

    My heart is in pain and is going to last forever. My dear sister, you only know how we spent the time when you came to PR. We had a marvelous time together. We went to see you in November . I had the opportunity to feed you and to hug you.
    I’ll miss telling you every day…TE AMO!!! TE AMO!!! TE AMO!!!
    Rest in peace in God’s arms my lovely sis.
    Elaine, Robertito and Roger, thanks for everything you did to your mom. God bless you all!!!.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Huy and Cici Tran

    Our sincere condolences to this amazing family. May she Rest In Peace.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Bill Simpson

    Sincere condolences in this tough time for you and your family.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Aaron Kunz

    Elaine, Robert & Roger,
    I am beyond saddened by the passing of your mother. She will be missed by so many . She will always be loved and remembered. P

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Maria White

    I will always cherish the memories of visiting Titi Zory and the family on Christmas in Texas when I was little. Those were very special times and Titi Zory made them truly special. You will be missed. Rest in peace.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Robertito Vera Lopez

    Siempre estarás en mi corazón titi zory vuela alto mi ángel en el cielo

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Minnie

    Zorita, my dearest sister,

    You are and will always be an example of LOVE as a sister, friend and soulmate. I will sherish our long night, afternoon and day conversations full of laughter and tears.
    We spoke about our dreams, experiences and planes with our unic love for each other. We heard and felt each others hearts in every conversation held.
    I wish life was eternal but now you are in what true life is next to our God, in a place full of LOVE and JOY in a place were pain doesnt exist.
    ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN.
    I will always love you. Now walk in peace on the road God opened for us holding his hand.
    Robertito, Roger & Elaine dont be sad, she is in Gods hands. Dont forget I Love you all and will be here for all.

    Love Titi Minne, Jessy and Eri

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Minnie

    Zorita, my dearest sister,

    You are and will always be an example of LOVE as a sister, friend and soulmate. I will sherish our long night, afternoon and day conversations full of laughter and tears.
    We spoke about our dreams, experiences and planes with our unic love for each other. We heard and felt each others hearts in every conversation held.
    I wish life was eternal but now you are in what true life is next to our God, in a place full of LOVE and JOY in a place were pain doesnt exist.
    ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN.
    I will always love you. Now walk innpeace on the road God opened for us holding his hand.
    Robertito, Roger & Elaine dont be sad, she is in Gods hands. Dont forget I Love you all and will be here for all.

    Love Titi Minne

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Jessica Rodriguez, Sobrina

    Titi, Te amo!! Y te lo dije muchas veces. No es un Adios sino un hasta luego. siempre te recordare!!!
    Un angelito mas en el cielo.

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Viviana Vera

    Titi Zory I will always remember you as the joyful, lovely and beautiful aunt! Now you are in a better place. To my dear cousins I send you my condolences and love.
    Until we meet again!

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Erica Rodríguez,

    My condolences to all. I’m heartbroken and its hard to believe! Titi Zory; you will forever be missed and forever remembered! We love you and will keep you in our Hearts until we meet again. Fly high Mamita!! Your free of pain and suffering! Just wait for us all with open arms!! Bendición Titi!! We love you dearly!!

  • May 1, 2020 Reply
    Greg LeBoeuf

    Elaine, Robert, and Roger,

    I ‘m very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Wishing peace and strength for you all.

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