Elaine Knott Hopkins

  • Born: January 13, 1923
  • Died: January 17, 2013
  • Location: Knightdale, North Carolina

L. Harold Poole Funeral Service

944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale , NC 27545

Tel. (919) 266-3646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Elaine Knott Hopkins of 1820 Bethlehem Road passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, January 17, 2013. Elaine was born January 13, 1923 in Wake County to the late Robert Lee Knott and Eva Harrison Knott. She graduated from Knightdale High School in 1940, attended the Women's College in Greensboro and earned a business degree from Hardbarger's Business College. On October 30, 1943 she married Royal Berdon "R. B." Hopkins. For many years she was an accountant with the NC Department of Education and Wendell Tobacco Warehouse. As long as her health permitted she was a faithful and active member at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Funeral Service: 2:00 pm, Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 8400 Poole Road, Knightdale, NC 27545.

The Hopkins family will receive relatives and friends immediately following the service in the sanctuary and other times at the home.

A private burial will take place in the church cemetery.

Husband of 69 years: R. B. Hopkins

Children: Gregory Berdon Hopkins and wife, Paula
Bonnie H. Hart and husband, Jim
Kathie H. Watkins and husband, Bobby, all of Knightdale

Grandchildren: Greg Hopkins, Jr. (Allison)
Christi Denton (Sam)
Whitney Keith (Mark)
Hannah Ferrell (Steven)
Katie Laine Watkins
Ben Watkins

8 Great-Grandchildren

Sister: Bette K. Weathers of Wendell

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter; Angela Michelle Henry and a sister; Evelyn K. Stevens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Although I did not know Ms. Hopkins personally, I wanted to extend my condolences to your family on the loss of your loved one. May you, in your time of sorrow, take comfort in 1 Corinthians 15:26.

Posted by fc    January 23, 2013


Elaine was a wonderful and beautiful lady. She will be missed. May God Bless the family and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Joyce Miles - Friend   January 23, 2013

Daddy "B", you and your family are in my prayers. Your family has been such an inspiration to us all. Praying for peace for you all. Ms. Elaine will be missed. From the entire Access PT family, please accept our condolences.

Posted by Martha Harris - Knigthdale, NC - friend of family   January 21, 2013

Daddy B and the rest of the family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Your wife and mother was a very beautiful lady inside and out. She was a real Inspiration to me and the rest of the staff at Access PT & Wellness. She will be greatly missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Michele Anderson - Knightdale, NC - Friend of the famy   January 20, 2013

So sorry to hear this news. You and you family are in our prayers. Regret we cannot make it there to celebrate her life at the funeral service.

Posted by Tommy and Julie Lee - Cedar Point - Friends   January 20, 2013

Bonnie, Kathie and families, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to you. Mrs. Elaine was a true southern lady that we admired. Our prayers for peace and comfort for you are spoken to our God, and we know that He hears our prayers.

Posted by Tony & Sue Lewis - Knightdale, NC   January 20, 2013

Thinking of you at this time.

Posted by Willard Barbee - Raleigh, NC - Son of Virginia   January 19, 2013


At this your most needed time we pray that your faith will help you thru.We send prayers and a helping hand should you need that.Please know that GOD has a plan and we will see all of our loved ones again.

Posted by Mary Ann,Jana Hicks - family friend   January 19, 2013

You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is deeply saddened for you (us) but rejoices for her. Love to all. Vicki

Posted by Vicki Hardee    January 18, 2013

Greg, Bonnie, Kathy and RB (Doc), and the rest of the family. First I am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I have been in this neighborhood all my life and known Mrs. Elaine all my life. She and I have had some good conversations during my lifetime and she will surely be missed in this community but we all know she is not suffering any longer. Angela and I share your sympathies for your loss this week. May God bless all of you during this time of grief.

Posted by Larkin and Angela Smith - Raleigh, NC - Neighborhood Friend   January 18, 2013

Kathie, Bonnie and families,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May you gain strength knowing that she is at peace and you all will join her again one day. Teresa Watkins

Posted by Teresa Watkins - Raleigh, NC   January 18, 2013