Calling Hours (only 10 at a time), Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. at White's Funeral Home Chapel. Private Family Service (50 maximum) at 10:00 a.m., tickets are required for entry. Interment Glen Rest Memorial Estate. Services will be live streamed. The family will receive flowers at the funeral home.
Maurita Sophronia Emeline Hopkins was born on November 19, 1946 to the late Annie E. and Frank E. Hopkins, Sr. in Deepwater, West Virginia. Maurita accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized and joined the 2nd Baptist Church of Deepwater. Maurita grew up in Deepwater where she spent her childhood, youth, and young adult years. Maurita graduated from Montgomery High School and completed two years at The West Virginia University Institute of Technology. After attending The West Virginia university Institute of Technology, Maurita moved to Columbus, Ohio following her older sister to look for better employment opportunities. Continuing her education, Maurita enrolled and took several classes at The Ohio State University. With a made-up mind, Maurita decided that Columbus is where she would make her forever home. She united with the Gay Street Baptist Church under Reverend Johnny K. Bryant. When Gay Street relocated and became Tabernacle Baptist Church, Maurita maintained her membership. She quickly became employed by the State of Ohio and then by the United States Postal Service, where she retired after thirty plus years.
Maurita had the heart of a servant. She took great pride and joy in being a devoted grandmother to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved visits and spending time with them. She also enjoyed watching them grow into their own amazing personalities. After retiring, she spent most of her time assisting elderly people with daily tasks, such as laundry, helping to pay bills, grocery shopping and delivering meals. Maurita has served on several church committees. She served as a Sunday School teacher, a Cub Scout den mother, a member of The Missionary Society, and a regular member of the Noon Day Tuesday Bible Study.
Maurita was a strong believer and supporter of the outreach programs. She was always available to answer the call, whether it be sewing choir robes or providing transportation using her personal vehicle for those who needed a ride. She lived by the motto, “Send me, I’ll go”.
Conia, as she was affectionately called, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 5, 2021. Maurita is preceded in death by her mother, Annie E. Hopkins, father, Frank E. Hopkins, daughter, Cynthia Ferguson, and sister, Barbara Kendrick. She leaves to cherish her memory: sons, Richard Christopher Layne Hopkins, and Jonathan Carlyle Ferguson: brothers, Frank E. Hopkins, Kenneth O. Hopkins (Orange): grandchildren, Taryn Hopkins, Ryeisha Hopkins, Natasha Pope, Richard Hopkins Jr., N’Dea Ferguson, Maia Ferguson, and Gracin Ferguson: great grandchildren, Chris Gaye, Jr., Roman, D’kaira, Rose, Dunson, and Aiden Hopkins, and many other beloved family members and friends.
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