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Michael Joseph Hopkins

Michael Joseph Hopkins

January 31, 1961 to January 6, 2018

Funeral services for Mr. Michael J. Hopkins will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the J. P. Holley Funeral Home Chapel, with burial on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Fort Jackson National Cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.


Michael "Neepo" Hopkins, Sr. was born January 31, 1961 in Abbeville, Louisiana. He was the son of Pearl Williams and Bernice Joseph Hopkins. He proudly served in the United States Army National Guard for fifteen (15) years and fought in Desert Storm. He enjoyed watching sports, going fishing, and making others laugh. His laughter and the stories he told will live on in all who loved him. Micheal was united in Holy Matrimony to Valerie Payne. This union was blessed with one daughter. He was preceded in death by: his parents; one son, Robert Hopkins; one sister, Georgia Hopkins; and three brothers, Marshall Ray Davenport, Ronald Williams, and Kenneth Smith. Michael Joseph Hopkins is survived by: his loving wife of thirteen (13) years, Valerie P. Hopkins; three daughters, Gabrielle Hopkins, of the home, Deshera (Kenwin) Huntly, and Amanda (Demetrius) Gladden; five sons, Michael Joseph Hopkins, Jr., Ty'Rell Hopkins, De'Onne Hopkins, Travaris Payne, and Domonique (Kenecia) Payne; four brothers, Willie (Pam) Davenport, Larry (Josephine) Turner, Joseph Wilton Hopkins, and Joseph Wilfred Hopkins; four sisters, Christine Hopkins, Mary Ann H. Broussard, Ann Lee Hopkins, and Roselie Hopkins; three sisters-in-law, Alfrieda Williams, Beverly Smith, and Cansandra (Kenneth) Jones; eighteen grandchildren; three lifelong friends, Steven (Margaret) Levine, Norman Walker, and Toney Benson; a host of loving nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Christopher & Family of šŸŒ»Columbia on January 13, 2018 at 2:40am

"Please accept my condolences as you mourn the loss of Michael. Certainly, God is keenly aware your pain. The Bible clearly shows that in due time, he will restore life on earth to those in his memory and eliminate all suffering, including death. Therefore, take comfort as you view the video below: "

Essie Morgan Garner of Columbia on January 13, 2018 at 10:11am

"Condolences. Praying for the family."

CanSandera Jones of Columbia on January 14, 2018 at 9:05am

"May you rest in peace."

R. Sweatman of Decatur on January 15, 2018 at 9:24am

"My condolences to the family in the loss of your dear loved one. There is nothing more painful in life then losing a loved one in death. Our loving God Jehovah understand how you feel because death was not a part of his original purpose for mankind (Genesis 1:28). He provides comfort from his word the Bible to help cope with the loss. Psalm 94:19 says;"When anxieties overwhelmed me. You (God) comforted and soothed me". As 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 so beautifully state; May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God (Jehovah) our Father, who loved us and gave everlasting comfort and good hope by means of undeserved kindness, comfort your hearts and make you firm. For more comfort please visit our website: and view the faith strengthening video; Is There Hope for the Dead?"

Kim Craig RN of columbia on January 19, 2018 at 11:03am

"My heart felt condolences to you all. We adored Mr Hopkins here at North Star. We will continue to pray for your comfort. "

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