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“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...Read More »
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“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. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Joyce Miles - Friend

“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...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Martha Harris - Knigthdale, NC

“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...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Michele Anderson - Knightdale, NC

“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. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Tommy and Julie Lee - Cedar Point

“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...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Tony & Sue Lewis - Knightdale, NC

“Thinking of you at this time. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Willard Barbee - Raleigh, NC

“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...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Mary Ann,Jana Hicks

“You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart is deeply saddened for you (us) but rejoices for her. Love to all. Vicki ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Vicki Hardee

“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...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Larkin and Angela Smith - Raleigh, NC

“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...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Teresa Watkins - Raleigh, NC


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.

Surviving:
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.

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