Zorobabel Lopez


Walhalla, SC – Zorobabel Lopez, 91, husband of Maria Macaria Lopez, of 9 Keowee St., Walhalla, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 26, 2021, surrounded by the overwhelming love and affection of his family at his residence.


A native of Nanacamilpa Tlaxcala, Mexico, Zorobabel was the son of the late Tomas and Julia Gonzales Lopez. He was a proud and faithful member of The Light of the World Church (La Luz Del Mundo) and was one of the first pioneers of the faith to settle in Walhalla in 1978. He played an

important role in the establishment of the church in 1985 which has expanded to other parts of the state as well as North Carolina and Georgia. Zorobabel was known for his dedication and commitment to

serving the Lord and was highly respected by fellow church members and the Hispanic community.


In addition to his wife, Zorobabel is survived by his sons: Samuel Lopez (Michaela) of West Union, Soloman Lopez (Olivia) of Walhalla, and Joseph Lopez (Graciela) of Walhalla; daughters: Evangeline Gomez (Alfoso) of Walhalla, Lucia Lopez (Alfredo) of Walhalla, Martha Lopez of Walhalla, and Julia Childress (Michael) of Fairplay; and sister: Febe Ortega (Isidro) of West Union.


There isn’t a single person who met or knew Zorobabel that doesn’t have a story or memory to share. His personality effortlessly lit up a room and the world will be a dimmer place without his bright smile.

One of Zorobabel’s biggest accomplishments was being a loving grandfather and great-grandfather. Zorobabel perpetually radiated love, laughter, and wisdom that others longed to be a part of, even for just a moment. Those close to him, especially his grandchildren, would describe him as selfless, loving, bold, genuine, and above all, a man of faith and the world’s greatest grandfather.


Funeral services will be held at 4:00 PM, Monday, March 29, 2021, at Davenport Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Heritage Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, Sunday, March 28, 2021, at The Light of the World Church, Walhalla, SC and from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, Monday, March 29, 2021, prior to the service, at Davenport Funeral Home.


Flowers and/or donations are accepted.