Mr. Ronnie Edwin Hopkins, 65, of Swainsboro, passed away Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness. Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 22, at 11 a.m. at Eastbrook Cemetery and Mausoleum with Reverends Jim Harrell, Louis Pierce, and Mark Sweat officiating. The family received friends Tuesday, September 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.
Mr. Hopkins was born November 23, 1955, in Adrian, to the late Elmo Hopkins and Atela “Tillie” Sweat Hopkins. He had retired from Emanuel County Board of Education after 15 years, and worked with the Department of Corrections for 9 years. Mr. Hopkins enjoyed spending time with his grandsons, cooking for other people, woodworking and fishing. He was a member of Nunez Baptist Church. Mr. Hopkins is preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Carmen Allen Hopkins of Swainsboro; son, Chris (Marilynn) Hopkins of Lyons; daughter, Beth (Tadd) Wiggins of Stillmore; brothers, Kelvin Hopkins of Swainsboro and Donnie (Maria) Hopkins of Sebring, FL; grandchildren, Jaxson Wiggins, Banks Hopkins, Lawton Wiggins, and Luke Hopkins; several nieces and nephews, including “Ronnie Bob’s” Margaret Anne Garrett Allmond, and many friends.
Flowers are welcome, but donations may be made to Nunez Baptist Church, Highway 297, Nunez, Georgia 30448.
Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements