Cynthia Lopez

Oct 29, 1961 - Jun 18, 2021


Cynthia was called home and passed peacefully on June 18, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.  Cynthia was born in Bakersfield and moved to Sacramento as a teenager in the late ‘70s.  Cynthia came from a big family and had nine siblings. Cynthia had three children and eight grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her father Willie Lopez and brothers Eddie and Tiger Lopez. 

Cynthia was given a grave diagnosis in May 2021 and died weeks later, surrounded by loved ones.  Despite this diagnosis, Cynthia made the most of it and spent her last waking moments at peace, talking, laughing, eating, visiting, and ordering us all around.   

Cynthia was bold, determined, and spoke her mind, unapologetically.  She said the darndest things.  She worked hard, and when she wasn’t resting, you could find her painting, reading, or watching crime tv.  She was artistic and loved learning new facts, lottery tickets, and dice games with the grandkids.  Cynthia always had a home remedy to share for cleaning, aches, and ailments.

We will cherish the memories and the time spent with her.  We will forever miss our daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend.

An intimate memorial will be in Sacramento, and a Celebration of Life will take place in Delano on October 16, 2021, for all to attend.   


  • Vee says:

    Mom I love you foreva! I am at a loss on how exactly to move forward. I know that you are at peace. Yesterday Serena said to me, are you sad. I said I miss my mom. She said your mom is fine, I said really. She said yes, she is happy. I said where is she, how do you know. Serena said she is in heaven, I can feel it. I cried even more, reminded how faithful God is regardless of who we are! Love and miss you mom, you are in heaven. ❤️🙏🏽🥰😇❤️

  • Rita Lorta says:

    Cynthia where do start I will make short. I meet Cynthia in the in high achoold DHS then we both ended up in unwed continuation We we’re together all the time at Sister Tully’s she always said do your parents no your here after school and ended getting picked up by Ralph. We went through our ups and downs but I got a beautiful smart, loving awesome niece whom I loved from I first laid eyes on her. Back and fourth we went with our little babies till school was over we keep in touch. I loved my friend her crazy brothers were like my big brothers till death do us part I will always be there for Veronica even if it’s just a hug an ear to listen I will hold you in my heart till I see you again Cynthia RIP you were a good and best mother.

  • Monika Zuniga says:

    My funny loving closest cousin my heart is forever broken. We grew up together as close cousins and friends. Even though life took us in different directions our hearts were always comforted when we would see each other at family functions. You always gave me the warmest hugs and ended conversation with laughter! What keeps me going is that I know you have a piece of my heart up there in heaven. One day I will share hugs and laughter with you again.
    Forever in my heart My Sleepy Angel Cousin♥️

  • Liz Vega says:

    My Homegirl Sleepy I can still hear you talking n talking always Happy always had a great Sense of humor she was one funny Person 😢 I will never forget you Sleepy you will forever hold a special place in my heart ❤️ I was so glad to see you at the Nite Owls Reunion you were like a big sister to me and you always be Rest in Paradise Homegirl Sleepy ❤️ Gone but never forgotten ❤️ Always Lil Vega ❤️ Rest Easy my Nite Owl 🦉 Sister for Life ❤️🦉❤️🦉

  • Darline Dominguez Salinas says:

    What can I say Sleepy a lot! We had some good times and good laughs and I will always cherish those memories. You will truly be missed. RIP my friend ❤️🙏Nite Owls Forever 🦉❤️🙏.

  • Mona Dominguez Paca says:

    Sleepy, you will always be in my heart. Thank you for all the crazy memories, you really should’ve been a comedian, such a sense of humor. Such a good friend, I’m so happy I got to see you at the Nite Owl reunion. Rest in paradise my friend, till we meet again. Homegirls forever, Nite Owls forever🦉 ❤Love you Always❤ 🦉

  • Lorraine Angkahan says:

    Cynthia, Some of us Nite Owls 🦉(Darline , Cissy, Liz & I ) had plans to see you but the Angels took you to heaven. I really wanted to see you .It was really nice seeing and talking with you at Nite Owl 🦉 reunion. I have so many Loca fun memories. Even though it was many many years that I had not seen you at times when I would reamenese of my younger days you would come up . . RIP Sleepy Nite Owl 🦉 POR/VIDA 💜

  • Jose Luis Gutierrez says:

    I joined the Navy March of 1993 and have onky been able reminisce on my childhood since then. I only have beautiful memories of my aunt Cynthia… she always welcomed me, loved me and had nothing but love for me and anyone around me. My you rest in peace and thank you for being a loving, caring human, aunt and beautiful person to me and all of us around you. I reminisce, I reminisce ❤

  • Leticia Averitt says:

    My Tia Cynthia, I am so happy that I got to come see you before your time here was up. I enjoyed our last talk and laughing with you! Bitter sweet! 😭 You asked about everyone in my family like we spoke often, when truthfully we all could have done better to stay in touch. I love how determined you were! I admired how big you loved! No matter what was going on in your life you loved your kids! I loved that when we would come visit you as children that you always included us kids into your conversations like we were just one of the girls! Your interests always intrigued me and I was fascinated at the things you talked about. I’m sad that you didn’t get more time to share with us all, but seeing you made me realize that I needed to be around my family.. my tribe! I love you and may you Rest In Peace filled with joy and light! We will be reunited again! I wish I got to spent more time with you, but I’ve come to realize the saying that “life is not a dress rehearsal and time is not a reusable resource “ is true! ❤️

  • Alycia Ortiz says:

    Took me a while to come up with something to say , but there’s not enough words to write. I will forever miss my grama . Her shit talking , her little gifts / trinkets she would bring me just because . Through the ups & downs we had , this will be the biggest loss. She was such a caring , creative person . She didn’t always say I love you , but she showed it ! She always had my back , I remember being a little kid crying wanting my grama to come pick me up for the weekend & she would come with no hesitation. We would go on missions *to some of her custodian jobs LOL , on the bus too*, she would take me to the 99 cent store & let me pick out stuff , * one of my many memories of her* I would get SO excited ! A lot of emotions , mainly sad but I’m happy she’s not here suffering . Rest in eternal Peace to my mf grama , Cynthia ! Cindy ! La Sleepy 🖤💔 I feel like a little piece of me has gone too , that is you. I love you & I will see you later 😇

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