Posted: Monday, April 12, 2010 4:03 pm
The Messenger, April 12, 2010
Sallie Mae “Mickey” Hopkins, 80, of South Fulton died April 9, 2010, at her home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Fulton, with the Revs. Jessie J. Johnson and Cecil Maddox Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Fulton’s Fairview Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday.
Hornbeak Funeral Home in Fulton is in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 10, 1929, in South Fulton, daughter of the late Lillie Bell (Smith) and James Wardell “J.W.” Hopkins Sr. She was a graduate of the former Miles High School in Union City and Western Kentucky Vocational School in Paducah, Ky. She was a licensed barber and the first African-American woman to be licensed as a master barber in Fulton and South Fulton. She had been the owner of Hop’s Cafe, with her parents, and was a member of Greater Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Fulton, where she served on the culinary crew.
She had also worked for the Obion County School System in the South Fulton schools cafeteria and for the food service department of Parkway Regional Hospital in Fulton.
She was a member of Jacksonville Order of Eastern Star Chapter 85, where she had received her 50-year service pin. She had served as associated matron and Martha and in other appointed offices. She was a member of the board of directors of the Ken-Tenn Homecoming Reunion Association and Miles High School Alumni Association.
Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, Thomas G. and Mary Ruth Hopkins of St. Louis; her sister-in-law, Claudette Hopkins of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, James W. Hopkins Jr., Lester B. Hopkins and Smith A. Hopkins; and her sister, Constance B. Rogers.
Online tributes may be left at www.hornbeakfuneralchapel.com.