Benjamin Franklin Hopkins Sr.


Funeral services for Benjamin Franklin Hopkins Sr. will be Saturday, February 9,2019 at 11am at Springhill MB Church. Rev Justin Johnson pastor and Charlie Dunbar III eulogist. Public viewing will be from 12pm until 7pm.

Mr. Benjamin Franklin Hopkins, Sr. was born on January 29,1936 to the late Ananias Hopkins, Sr. and the late Arletha Martin in Thomas County. He received his wings on February 2, 2019.

In his early ages, Mr. Hopkins attended Springhill Elementary School. He graduated from Douglass High School in 1954. In 1956, he joined the United States Air Force, where he served faithfully until 1960. In 1961, he married Mae Rene Walker. To this union two children was born, the late daughter, Gwenevere D. Hopkins and Benjamin "Benjie" Hopkins, Jr.

Mr. Hopkins was a faithful member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, known as "The Mayor". He served as a Deacon, Trustee, member of the Senior Mission, faithful member and musician for the Senior Choir.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving and devoted son, Benjamin "Benjie" Hopkins, Jr., devoted companion, Phyllis Scott, two grandchildren, Brittany Hopkins and Benjamin "Tre" Hopkins, III, two great grandchildren, Gabriel Hopkins and Jada Hopkins, two brothers, Ananias (Rosetta) Hopkins, Jr. and Rev. E. H. Hopkins, one sister, Arletha "Jane" Dunbar and host nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Gwenevere D. Hopkins, siblings, Henry Hopkins, John Hopkins, Nancy Tyson, Alonzo Hopkins, Daniel Hopkins and Catherine Maybanks.
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