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Funeral services for Ruby Lee Davis Hopkins are at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at Springhill Missionary Baptist Church, 4293 Hall Rd., Thomasville. The Rev. Justin Johnson, pastor, the Rev. Donnie Hopkins will officiate. Burial will follow in Springhill Church Cemetery. On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, I received a call from God. He informed me that it was time to make a transition, to my Heavenly home that's built for a bigger and better acquisition. Now, I live in a beautiful mansion surrounded by angels. It is unlike anything I've ever seen! Born to the late Roosevelt Davis and Rosetta Curry Davis Stafford, Ruby was educated in the Centennial School System, and at an early age she confessed Christ and joined Mt. Calvary A.M.E. Church in the Patten Community. On January 19, 1957, she was united in Holy Matrimony to the late Willie C. "Bob" Hopkins and then became a member of Springhill Missionary Baptist Church. At Springhill Ruby served as a member of the Senior Choir, Senior Mission and Deaconess Ministry, remaining as a servant of God until her health failed. Leaving to cherish her lasting and loving memories are three daughters, Betty Bentley, Shirley Hopkins Jackson (Robert) and Valarie Hopkins Donaldson (Earnest) all of Thomasville; three sons, Amos Hopkins, the Rev. Charles Hopkins (Liz) and the Rev. Donnie Hopkins (Michelle) all of Thomasville. A son, Willie C. Hopkins Jr. (Juicy) preceded her in death April, 1978. Three sisters, Louise Scott and Geneva Davis both of Thomasville; Betty Rayburn, Fort Myers, Florida; one sister-in-law, Mary Morrow Mickens (John) of Thomasville; one brother-in-law, the Rev. Harold Hopkins of Akron, Ohio; 21 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, Springhill Missionary Baptist Church family and other sorrowing relatives and friends; special friends, Marine Bowdry, Doris Smith, Anna Robinson and Virginia Burns. Ruby was also, preceded in death by four brothers; Robert Davis, Willie Cason, Jessie Davis and Arthur Stafford (Gladys) and one sister, Annie Rose Stafford. The Lord is my rock and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Psalm 18:2. The viewing is from 1 to 8 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Hadley's Mortuary
Published on August 17, 2017
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