Jeannine Stooks

November 24, 1928January 12, 2021

Jeannine M. Stooks passed away on January 12, 2021 in Riverside Hospital from complications of COVID-19.

She was born in Baltimore Maryland on November 24, 1928.

Ms. Stooks was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard J. and Mary Louise Mattare of Hampton, Virginia. She is also preceded by her first husband Captain Mark Hopkins Jr. and her second husband, William E. Stooks.

Left to cherish her memory are her two children, Stephanie M. Jackson (Gary) of Newport News, VA and Mark Hopkins (Kim) of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Chris Jackson (Anastasia), Patrick Jackson, Clint Jackson (Heather), Andrea Truong (Lee) of Jacksonville, FL, Ryan Hopkins, Mark Hopkins IV (Shannon) of England; great-grandchildren, Sophia and Evan Jackson, Kyle and Marc Jackson, Abigail, Caroline and Benjamin Jackson, Kenji and Tatum Truong and Cody Hopkins; very special niece, Melissa Corum of CO; many wonderful friends.

Jeannine was a graduate of Hampton High School, class of 1946. She retired as a CNA from McDonald Army Hospital on November 30,1996. Jeannine was a very hard working lady, always thinking of other people. If she wasn’t working she was either cooking or cleaning and everyone will miss her holiday meals. She never met a stranger, loved to talk on the phone to her friends and had a love for her cats and birds.

There will be a private Graveside Service.

She will be missed by her family and friends…I LOVE YOU MOM.


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David Rhodes

January 19, 2021

Deepest Condolences from the Rhodes Family on the passing of Jeannine. She was a good friend, always genuinely interested in our family during our many conversations on the phone. We will miss talking with her and seeing her, and we will remember her friendship and kindness fondly and often. God bless her family with peace during this very difficult time.

Mike Stearn

January 18, 2021

I have known Jean all my life. I grow up almost next to Jack and Wowiz's house and played with the kids etc. Jean was like an Aunt or Second Mother and always loved us. We will miss her.

Pete Paine

January 18, 2021

She always put a smile on my face. May she rest in peace, with God's love.

Becky Tuzzolo

January 16, 2021

We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom! She was a very kind and thoughtful lady. She was such a blessing to us when we had her come to sit with our mom so I could leave the house to run errands or attend an event for one of my kids. She did love to talk and she will be greatly missed by all her knew her. Keeping your family in our prayers.

Monique Lopez

January 16, 2021

Mrs. Jeannine and I met 16 over years ago and she was the best neighbor ever. My daughter who was around two years old at the time loved to run across the walk way and knock on her door and Mrs. Jeannine would let her right in, my daughter loved being around her and her cats. Another fond memory was when I was stationed on the aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush and I invited her to the commissioning of the ship, boy did she enjoy that experience, we often spoke about it. Although I moved away Mrs. Jeannine and I stayed in contact our last conversation was this past Thanksgiving. She was a part of my family and was loved by us all. She will be missed dearly.

Debbie Brady

January 15, 2021

I remember Mrs.Stooks when I would go visit Stephanie. I lived down the street from her grandmothers house. We would hang out over there. Mrs.Stooks was a caring mom and always had a smile on her face. The picture of her was just as I remembered her. Rest In Peace. I know Stephanie you will miss her.

Debbie Brady

Dr. Danny Myers

January 15, 2021

To the family of Jeannine Stooks,
It brings me great sadness to learn of the passing of Ms. Stooks, who was a wonderful lady that worked with me at Ft. Eustis Army Hospital for many years. She was faithful and diligent in her work. After retirement, Ms. Stooks stayed in contact with me and my wife, as we exchanged Christmas cards and phone calls for an extended period of time. I want to express my sincere condolences to the family. She will never leave you because you have her memories and she left a remarkable legacy for all of you. May our merciful God provide you with eternal encouragement, comfort, strength, and peace during these difficult days and in the days ahead. I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die...John 11:25 (NIV)