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Helen HopkinsNovember 9, 1936 ~ October 8, 2017 (age 80)
Helen Hopkins, daughter of the late Ruth Sprout and Louis
Jacobs of Chester, South Carolina was born on Nov. 9, 1936.
After a brief illness, Helen’s earthly life came to a peaceful
transition and departed this life on Oct. 8, 2017.
At an early age of 13, Helen accepted Jesus Christ as her personal
savior at the Sandy River Baptist Church of Chester, South
Carolina. Upon moving to Baltimore Helen joined and served
God at the New Antioch Baptist Church and in 1995 Helen
joined Faith Baptist Church.
Her education started at Providence elementary school and
was completed at the Finley High School in the year 1956. After
moving to Baltimore MD, Helen worked many skilled jobs as a
jeweler and seamstress and after her years of working as a
professional, she worked at KFC part-time where she was
known to keep everyone in check.
Helen met and later married Tot Edward Hopkins on Dec. 9,
1956 and from this union they were blessed with four loving
Helen loved the Lord, she loved and cared for her family and
friends. Grandma, Nana, Honey and Ms. Helen and the hat
lady were some of the names she was referred to by many of
the young people in her care and those she met along the
way. Whenever someone would meet Helen, instantly they
would know her genuine affections. She was also known for her
many signature hats. Helen was defiantly a one of a kind lady.
Words that she lived by “be who you are, not who you ain’t,
when you’re not who you are, then you‘re not who you ain’t.”
Helen is survived by her daughters and their husbands Phyllis
and Wayne Addison, Rosylan and Nathan Hunt III, Ruth and
Thomas Ferguson and her son Bruce Hopkins, their father Tot
Edward Hopkins, her God-son Greg Smith. Ten grandchildren
Wayne Jr, and Tinnera Addison, Phillip Addison (Kareema),
Nathan Hunt IV, Helania Hunt, Thomas Ferguson Jr, (Chantay),
Terah Ferguson (Dana), Bruce Hopkins Jr, (LaShelle), Brandon
Hopkins, Darnell and Rachell Hopkins, Sierrah Hopkins, twelve
great grandchildren two sisters Lucille Douglas and Julia
Gordon, three brothers-in-law Robert Douglas, Joseph Foster
and James McLurkins, several nieces and nephews, many
friends and lifelong neighbors.
Siblings that preceded Helen in death were brothers Clarence
Sprout, Ruben Spout, Charles Jacobs and sister Mary Francis