Samantha Lynne Lopez

“Who so happy as I am,

Even now the Shepherd’s lamb?

And when my short life is ended,

By His angel host attended,

He shall fold me to His breast,

There within His arms to rest.”

-I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb


Samantha Lynne “Sammie” Lopez, 04/06/2016 to 06/21/2022, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. 

She leaves behind and will be deeply missed by her two younger brothers, Matthew and Benjamin, and her parents Stephanie Lopez and Esau Lopez Mendez, along with dozens of extended family members on both sides, including her aunt Carli Klenz; her grandmother Tammy Juergensen Klenz, with whom she shared her home; her grandparents Nathan and Jackie Klenz; her abuela Celia Mendez; and her great-grandparents Jim and Cami Juergensen and Darlene Klenz, all with whom she also shared her heart. 

From the day she was born, Samantha filled her world with such intense enthusiasm for life and had the deepest love for her friends and her family. Her personality and passion for entertaining through dance and song were unmatched. Even in her six years, Sammie made such a profound impact on her teachers, her classmates, her cousins and aunts and uncles and every person that she met. 

Sammie had just completed kindergarten at First Immanuel  Lutheran School in Cedarburg and loved learning and leading and growing in her faith. 

Her days were full of bright colors, glitter, glitz and glam, lipstick and makeup, innumerable minutes of selfie video recordings, Minnie Mouse and all things Disney.  She lived and loved loudly and boldly. 

She loved her Jesus and demonstrated a deep and remarkable desire to share his love with others. 

She was a protective and influential sister to her brothers, and a kindhearted, compassionate and devoted daughter to her parents, for whom Sammie will always be their princess. 

Sammie passed away in her home, with her mother by her side, firmly rooted in her belief in being Jesus’ little lamb.  

In remembering Sammie’s love of Disney, her family remembers the following quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh: “If ever there’s a tomorrow when we’re not together, there’s something you must remember: You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem and smarter than you think … but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” 

A closed-casket visitation will be offered at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012, on Tuesday, June 28, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The funeral service will directly follow.  

Support and funds for her immediate family whom she leaves behind can be offered through the GoFundMe account

Sammie’s family and friends both mourn for the irreplaceable loss of this one-of-a-kind girl and rejoice in the assured, saving work and promise of Jesus Christ. They look forward to the day when they will have a joyous reunion with Sammie in heaven. 

“Yes, indeed — God is my salvation. I trust, I won’t be afraid. God — yes God! — is my strength and song, best of all, my salvation!” Isaiah 12:2.

Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is assisting the family with arrangements.

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