Lionel Flores

Jan 31, 1932 - Mar 9, 2014


Lionel Flores entered the kingdom of heaven on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He was born January 31, 1932 in Los Angeles and raised in Van Nuys, California. The son of Walter Flores and Angela Medrano Flores. He’s the third of their five sons: Walter, Benjamin, Lionel, David and Hector. The family moved to Northern California where Lionel graduated from Casltemont High School. He was in the National Guard, attended San Francisco State, worked at the GM plant in Fremont, CA, and had a bible ministry on the radio. He later attended Laney college and retired from AT&T as a communications technician with over 25 years of service. He and his wife of over 52 years, Jenny married in 1961. They raised their children in Northern California’s Alameda County. Lionel is survived by and will be deeply missed by his loving wife Jenny of Elk Grove and 7 of their 8 children: Felisa and her husband Ted Sanchez, Lionel Paul, Kezia and her husband Nick Svoboda, Andrew and his wife Linda, Evila, Gladys, Esmeralda and her husband Dean Peña. He was preceded to heaven by their late infant son Chamo. He also has seven grandchildren: Ssgt Theodore Sanchez and his wife Courtney, Isabelle, Sabrina, Jacob, Korina, Chloe, and Sophie. As well as his two great grandchildren Mariah and Macy. Along with many in-laws, nieces, and nephews. He will be fondly remembered for his love of God, his love of family, a heart for others, and his love of chocolate.


  • Hector Flores says:

    Something that’s striking about my brother Lionel and possibly some of you are aware of is that he demonstrated spontaneous faith. He related that on the job (I believe it was when he worked at the GM plant). One of his fellow workers had smashed his thumb and was shouting and writhing in pain. Lionel rushed forward, took the mans injured hand and called on the name of Jesus. Immediately his finger not only stopped hurting, but looked like it had never been injured at all. Now that’s spontaneous faith! We should all practice that kind faith. Only in the last few years has that rubbed off on me. Thank you, Lionel. -Your brother, Hector

  • Erlinda R. Flores says:

    I have wonderful and precious memories of a dear Uncle. He blessed my life with his devotion to God, his wife and family. I pray for peace and love during this time.

  • Liz McHenry says:

    Love and prayers to you all. I am so sorry. He was like my dad to.

  • Jessica says:

    Brother Lionel(papa) will be missed. He was greatly loved and admired by our family. We feel blessed to have known him. We pray for peace and comfort for the Sis. Jenny and the family. 1 Thess 4:13-14 Love, Narayan & Hernandez family

  • Rick and Elisa Valero says:

    Dear Dean and Esmeralda We send our love and prayers your way, there are no words that can bring comfort when a pain like this crosses our heart, but we pray that The Lord will comfort you and fill you with His precious peace, knowing that your father rest in Christ and there is no better place no one can be. Our more sincere condolences to you and the rest of your family.

  • Connie Smith says:

    Pastor Joshua and Mrs. Connie Smith, Aniya and Pastor Paula of St. Louis, MO wish to express their deepest sympathy to the Flores family during this time. Remember God is your Source at this time, and He will comfort and strengthen you all during this period and beyond.

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