OBITUARY

Velma Lee Hopkins

May 20, 1961June 10, 2018

Velma Lee (Ewing) Hopkins, 57, of Van Buren entered into rest at her home on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Born in Peoria, Illinois on May 20, 1961, Velma was raised in Fort Smith and attended Northside High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a beautician most of her adult life. She was a loving mother and cared for those in need. She enjoyed caring for her many dogs, always taking in strays in need of shelter. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leamon “Jack” Ewing and Virginia (Hall) Roberson.

She is survived by four sons, Cody Hopkins of Arkansas, Dustin Hopkins of Texas, Rowdy Hopkins of Texas, and Stonie Hopkins of Arkansas; a sister, Sharon Lodge; a brother, Kenneth Ewing; two granddaughters, Eliza Hopkins and Caroline Hopkins; and five grandsons, Samuel Hopkins, Jack Hopkins, Hayden Hopkins, Charles Hopkins, and Rexx Hopkins.

A private graveside funeral service will be held Saturday, June 16, 2016 at Bryant Cemetery in Cove City, under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home of Van Buren, AR.

Pallbearers will be Cody Hopkins, Dustin Hopkins, Rowdy Hopkins, Stonie Hopkins, Troy Hopkins, and Bruce Jones.

Services

  • Private Graveside Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Bruce Hampton

June 15, 2018

We grew up in the same neighborhood (Next street over) and went to school together. When we were small kids I would travel down the alley and play with Velma through her back yard fence. Her Mom was dubious of me at first and would run me away. But after a while she figured I was harmless and would bring us Kool-aide and cookies. Velma and I stayed friends until I moved away later. We had reconnected on Facebook and both laughed at ourselves and about our fence meetings. I'm so sorry to hear that she has left us. She was a sweet person and I will never forget her. To her family my deepest condolences and prayers. See you later Velma.

Lisa Robertson Smith

June 14, 2018

Velma was my best friend growing up. We lived two houses apart and played hours outside with the rest of the gang on 32nd street. We always made a big event of watching any Elvis Presley movie! I remember going to Velma’s wedding shower and we both started crying because Elvis had passed away that day. She was always a good friend and I am sad we grew apart as teenagers. She was a special person and know she loved her family.

Becky Hardcastle

June 14, 2018

I knew Velma from grade school through High School. She and I used to have a lot of fun in our neighborhood. I particularly remember one night when I spent the night with her and we decided to stay up and read the Bible and talk about heaven and what it would be like. I pray for all of her family for peace and comfort.

FROM THE FAMILY