Willie Hopkins Jr., was born September 1, 1937, to Willie L. Hopkins Sr. and Ophelia Louise Hopkins in Tampa, Florida.
He received his schooling at St. Peter Claver Catholic School and Middleton Senior High School in Tampa, Florida. He continued his education at Florida A & M University, where he received a double Associate Degree in Mathematics and Accounting. He was then drafted by the United States Army.
He was a devoted employee of the United States Postal Service also being a union member of APWU and held various officer positions.
Willie, affectionately called “Sonny”, was united in Holy Matrimony to Edith L.Jackson on April 11, 1981 in Tampa, Florida. He was a loving husband, father and my best friend. We did everything together, his loving memory will always live forever in our hearts. He will truly be missed. To know him is to love him. We know you are resting in Jehovah’s Bosom.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister(Geraldine), brother(Garland) and daughter(Denise).
He leaves to cherish his memories to a devoted and loving wife, Edith L. Hopkins, children, Ophelia (Arnold) Jones, Andrea Hopkins, Robert (Carmella) Thomas, Loletia (Jean Baptiste) Cherizard, Carvester Thomas, Gabriel (LySaundra) Solomon and Chandrea (Darrell) Hernandez.
A host of Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces/Nephews and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends.