Mother of Joe Lopez, passes away at 95

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Benita Lozano Lopez Duran, Mother of Mazz Co-founder Joe Lopez has passed away Wednesday at the age of 95.

Benita Lopez | Photo: Facebook / Bonnie Hernandez

She was the “backbone of the Lopez family,” her son Lorenzo Lopez posted on social media about his mother when she celebrated her 95th birthday last month on July 14.

News of Benita’s passing was posted by family friend Bonnie Hernandez, a radio personality at Super Tejano 102.1 in the Rio Grande Valley.

“It is with great sadness I announce the passing of Tejano Legend Joe Lopez, Lorenzo Lopez, Alma Lopez dear mommy Benita Lopez,” Hernandez wrote.

Sandra Vallejo, a spokesperson for Joe Lopez, included a statement from the singer on the passing of his mother. “We were given a blessing to spend one more birthday with you MOM! Thank you for everything you did for me and my siblings. Thank you for the unconditional LOVE you gave to us you will be missed but never forgotten