Ester Hopkins

September 19, 1923February 8, 2013

Ester “Britt” Hopkins, age 89, of Front Royal passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at Evergreen Health and Rehab in Winchester.

A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Britt was born on September 19, 1923 in Pikeville, KY a son of the late William John and Naomi Elizabeth Sweeney Hopkins. He was a painter and Baptist by faith. He enjoyed fishing. He served in the Army during WWII.

Mr. Hopkins is survived by his son, Amos Damron and wife Tina of Stephens City; his daughters, Sandra Lillard and husband Billy of Oakton and Kathy Hawkins and husband Jesse of Front Royal; his nine grandchildren and his fourteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hopkins was preceded in death by his wife, Myrna Vivian Blair Hopkins in 1996; his two brothers; and his 6 sisters.

The family will receive friends on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Hawkins, Billy Lillard, III, Sean Lillard, Jason Lillard, Nick Damron, Paul Hicks, Ronnie Thompson and Josh Burrows.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at


  • Visitation Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ester Hopkins

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February 13, 2013

My sweet uncle. You will be so very much missed. I so enjoyed when you came in to Momaw and Pa's. We had so much fun.
Kathy, Sandy and Families-We love you guys and you are very much in my mind these last few days. Sorry we couldn't be there in person but my heart was with you guys.

George & Tish Slone

February 11, 2013

For the most loving and fun loving man we've known. I know you will be in great company in Heaven. You will be in our hearts forever. God bless your family and help them in their time of need.

Ed & Vicki Hopkins

February 11, 2013

The best uncle I ever had. We shared many good times. You will be deeply missed. May God richly bless those you have left behind.
Love Ed & Vicki Hopkins

Caity Thompson

February 11, 2013

I love you and miss you!

February 11, 2013

Britt you will be missed more than you know. Your smile will not be forgotten.Love you and will miss you. Thank you for welcoming to your family. Tina Damron

Angel Burrows

February 10, 2013

You was the best grandpa. I will always love and miss u!! Love your favorite granddaughter, Angel.

February 9, 2013

For the most handsome and the most special uncle a girl could have, I will never forget you. Mildred and the Thornsbury family.

February 9, 2013

You are the most handsome and most special uncle a girl could have and I will never forget you,From the prettiest girl on Little Creek>>as you always said<

February 9, 2013

I will miss you and your smile always.Love to a special uncle.

The mignerons,Gabriella,Larry Vernon and Betty Joe.and grandchildren.