REIDSVILLE Mrs. Patty Snider Hopkins, 84, of Reidsville, died Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12 at Hospice of Rockingham County. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at the Wilkerson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends afterward. Mrs. Hopkins was born in Rockingham County, NC, October 10, 1934, to the late William Henderson and Nellie Smith Snider. She worked at a variety of part-time jobs from bookkeeper to Wentworth School substitute teacher. After she no longer worked as a substitute teacher, she would occasionally see former students in town who called her by name. She loved to bake birthday cakes for her grandchildren. She baked and decorated cakes for any occasion for others in the community. In addition to baking, she also enjoyed working in her flower and vegetable garden. She had a giving spirit and provided care to those in need. She cared for her father and then her husband at her home when they were in declining health until their passing. She is survived by her daughter, Janice Jarrell and husband, Ted of Charlotte and her son, Jerry David Hopkins and wife, Tara of Cornelius; grandchildren, Sarah Taylor and husband, Larry, Rachel Ramirez and husband, Josué, Madison, Peyton and Carson Hopkins; great-grandchildren, Bryson and Aspen Taylor; sisters, Sadie S. Garrison of Reidsville and Mary S. Brann of Brown Summit; brother, Jerry H Snider of Reidsville and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, David R. Hopkins; her brother, W.T. Snider; her sisters, Bertha Cox, Nealie Webster, Lennis Dodson, Maggie Carter, Omie Thompson, Anne Dove and Betty Weber. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friendship United Methodist Church, 5222 NC Hwy. 150 East, P.O. Box 462, Brown Summit, NC 27214 or a charity of the donor's choice.

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