Manuela Lopez PDF Print E-mail

Manuela “Lala” Lopez~Raja of Newberry died suddenly on January 12, 2021 from covid-19 while honeymooning with her husband in South Africa.

Manuela was born October 27, 1971 in Casa Grande AZ. she is the daughter of the late Manuel Acosta Lopez and Fred and Elizabeth Tucker of Newberry.

She is survived by her husband Hassan Raja of Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa, a daughter Adrianna Lopez, a son Enrique Rojas, granddaughter Malaya Lopez; sisters Valerie (David) Blackburn, Mary Tucker, Teresa Tucker, Fred Tucker Jr , neice Kelianne (Rory) Poston  and nephew Andrew Lopez all of Newberry.

Manuela is preceded in death by her son, Manuel Fredrico Lopez.

Manuela is a graduate of Newberry High School Class of 1989 and was in the process of obtaining a nursing degree from Piedmont Technical College. Manuela was a long time member of The Glory Tabernacle Church. She was employed by the Newberry County Disabilities and Special Needs. Manuela spent her free time with family & friends. she enjoyed cooking/baking and is known for her decadent coconut cake, she adored bargain shopping & going to concerts. She had a love of coach purses and the band Guns and Roses.

Graveside services will be held at Rosemont Cemetery on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 12 noon. The service will be conducted by pastor Joel Lee Mundy.

Those attending will be asked to please wear a mask.

Pallbearers will be David Blackburn, Andrew Lopez , Terry Tucker, Joe Carter, Fred Tucker Jr , and Roman Rojas.



#4 Tracy Kinard 2021-02-16 07:43
My condolences to the family. The news of death was a shock. I remember the smiling face as she shared of her new friend now husband.. She was so happy. Manual you will truly be missed.
Heaven has gain a beautiful loving Angel.
#3 Becky Gilbert 2021-02-11 13:52
She was such a good friend growing up in school and we kept in touch over the years, my heart is broken and I'm so sorry I can't be there to pay my respects but my heart will be with the family as always
#2 Shanon Pizano 2021-02-11 05:28
Adri, Ric, Malaya, Elizabeth,Fred, Valerie.Mary,Teresa,and Fred... You all are in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Words cannot express the sorrow, brokenness, and hole that will forever be in my heart. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of her. I have 43 years of memories that I will cherish for the rest of my life. Her smile, laugh, her strength I carry with me everyday. Sending all of my love to y'all. May God be with you all and comfort you through this difficult and unimaginable time.
#1 Anna 2021-02-10 21:04
Praying for comfort over the family during this tragic time. I’m so sorry for your loss.