Mario “Nathan” Lopez, 17, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. He was born in Iredell County on July 7, 2004, to Mario Lopez-Flores and Ashley Elizabeth Beard Lopez.

Nathan loved music and listened to music 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. His favorite band was Queen. He enjoyed reading and building Gundams.

Nathan is survived by his mother, Ashley Lopez, and her husband, Jay Summerson, and his father, Mario Lopez Flores; step-sister, Mackenzie Kali Summerson; step-brother, Austin Benjamin Summerson; uncles, Alberto Lopez-Flores (Erica) and their children, Haiden and Havana, Rafeal Lopez-Flores, Bradley Beard (Jessica) and their children, Hailey, Taylor and Mason; aunts, Anai Lopez-Flores and Mireya Lopez-Flores; maternal grandmother, Brenda Reynolds (Eddie Wood); and paternal grandparents, Mario Lopez-Flores and Angeles Ramirez Flores.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, November 14, at 2 p.m. in the Mooresville High School Stadium off Magnolia Street. The service will be open to everyone in the community. If you have been touched by Nathan’s passing or been affected by Mental Illness, the family encourages you to attend.

For those who are unable to attend the Celebration of Life, you may go to the following link for the live stream

The family would like to express their appreciation for the support and outpouring of compassion and love shown to the family by the community.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Trevor Project,

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Lopez family. Condolences may be sent to the family at

26 thoughts on “Mario “Nathan” Lopez

  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Sorry for your loss. Mike, Melissa, Michael & Theresa Watt

    • My sincerest condolences to the family and friends. I didn’t know him, but I am so saddened by the loss of this young promising life. My heartfelt prayers for comfort and the peace that passes all understanding for this family.

  2. Barbara Stutts says:


  3. Thoughts and prayers out to this family during this difficult time. So so sorry for your loss. โค๏ธ

  4. Praying for your family and the loss of your son! I also pray for your healing and comfort!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

  5. This has shaken our community to its core. Please let us all learn from this and treat each other better. ๐Ÿ™ May his soul rest in peace.

  6. My heart and prayers go out to his family. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

  7. shepherd baptist church says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of this precious life. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Shepherd Baptist Church of Mooresville

  8. I didnโ€™t know Mario that well. I had him in class last year, but we didnโ€™t talk much. Iโ€™m very sorry for what happened. He did not deserve it.

  9. I just moved to this community not to long ago, I heard about this sad news and My heart aches. It really hurts me knowing such a beautiful soul has lost his life. Not knowing his pain, I pray and hope heโ€™s not anymore. Itโ€™s so unfortunate and I pray for him sending him love and prayers. Sending love and prayers to the family and everyone affected๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  10. Rick and Vicki Schmidt says:

    Ashley and family: We have known your family for a very long time and just can not imagine the pain of this. Please know that we are here for you all, in your time of need. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

  11. Laurie Anne Dautorio says:

    Nathan was a sweet, funny and loving young man. I have nothing but the best of memories watching him here these past years being young and enjoying life with my son and the rest of their gang. Our hearts are broken, and he will never be forgotten.

  12. I’m sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your son. I live in Williamsburg, Va., but have friends that live in your community. I pray that God gives you peace, strength and comfort during this time. Keep looking upward for God’s grace and mercy. Talk to God. He will hear you. Just remember that it’s His time not our time. Praying for you and your entire family. May God bless and keep you and your family.

  13. Our hearts are hurting for you and your family. Just know Jesus Is in the situation and will carry you until you are able to walk on your own again. In deep sympathy, June and Gene Robinson (Jessica Beardโ€™s grandparents).

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