Jesus “Eli” Lopez died on June 8, 2020 at the age of 21.
He was born on May 29, 1999 in Portland to Jesus R. Lopez and Laura J. Gonzalez.
Eli grew up in Hermiston. He began playing T-ball and baseball, but because of his high energy he preferred playing soccer and basketball, where being in constant motion was part of the game. Eli was a proud graduate of Hermiston High School’s class of 2017.
To know Eli was to know he was a kid at heart. Aside from shooting hoops, he enjoyed making music tracks and rocking only the flyest kicks (nicest sneakers). Eli was quietly funny, protective and kind. Above all, he loved God and family. He will be forever missed.
He is survived by his brother, Isaiah Lopez; mother, Laura Gonzalez; father, Jesus Rafael Lopez; grandparents, Jorge and Georgina Gonzalez; aunts and uncles, Dinaya Gallaher, Nancy Ward, Jose Garcia and Monica Garcia; cousin, Gerson Lopez; and many additional family members and close friends.
An open invitation is extended for a celebration of Eli’s life. Services are to be announced. The location will be outdoors.
Please share memories of Eli with his family at burnsmortuaryhermiston.com.
Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.