2018-08-29 / Obituaries

Virginia Cunningham Hopkins

Virginia Cunningham Hopkins, 94, of Waynesboro, Ga. died Monday August 27, 2018 at Brandon Wilde Nursing Home.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018 with the Reverend Sam Wilder and Reverend Jimmy Cason officiating. The family will receive friends at 10:30 in the church fellowship hall. The burial will be private.

Mrs. Hopkins was preceded in death by her beloved husband Henry Cormac Hopkins, Jr., her parents Mr. and Mrs. William T. Cunningham of Lexington, Ga., her sister Kathryn Brent (Robert) of Heathsville, Va., and her brother William T. Cunningham, Jr. (Mary) of Lexington, Ga.

She is survived by her two sons, Henry Cormac Hopkins, III (Lenn) of Waynesboro, and William Cunningham Hopkins, (Liz) of Augusta; five grandchildren, Walker (Melissa) of Augusta, William (Kelley) of Thomson, Knox (Laine) of St. Simons Island Henry IV of Waynesboro and James of Waynesboro; and three great grandchildren, Molly and Hodges Hopkins of Augusta and Collins Hopkins of Thomson.

Mrs. Hopkins graduated from Brenau Academy High School and attended Brenau College where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority and graduated from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. She moved to Waynesboro where she met and married her beloved husband. She was active in church as well as civic affairs. She taught Sunday School and served on the administrative board and other committees at First United Methodist Church. She was active with Boy Scouts (both sons were Eagle Scouts). Mrs. Hopkins helped organize the Pink Ladies Association at Burke County Hospital. She was a member of the Burke County Historical Society, Waynesboro Garden Club and Tuesday Bridge Club. She was happy spending her last years at Brandon Wilde in Evans, Ga.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 420, Waynesboro, GA 30830.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of the Brandon Wilde Pavilion, Regency Hospice, caregivers Janice Seymore and Janet Peterson, and her constant companions for their love and support.

Burke Memorial Funeral Home, 842 Liberty St., Waynesboro, GA is in charge of arrangements.

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