May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
The rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of his hand
Edward John Hopkins, 72, of Cornelius died December 5, 2016. He was born on April 11, 1944 in Brooklyn, NY to the late James and Florence Hopkins.
Edward lived a life of dedication to his family and his country. He traveled and worked throughout the entire world. He was in the United States Army and in the Air Force. He was also a Chemical Engineer and a pilot. He always loved golf and upon retirement he became and accomplished golfer.
Survivors include his wife Zoraida Hopkins; son, Steve Hopkins and wife Barbara of Bradenton, FL; daughter, Kim and husband Carlos Amaya of Cornelius; grandchildren Keeon and Chloe; siblings, Florence McCormick (dec), Catherine Cantoni, Theresa Allen, Brenda Piel, Marian Lanouette, Albert Hopkins, Timothy Hopkins (dec), Michael Hopkins and James Hopkins.
I may be gone but please don’t cry
Death is not the last goodbye
Death releases me of my pain
There will come a day we will meet again
Don’t be blue and don’t be sad
Think back to the fun we had
I am always here I hear you speak
In time of trouble it’s me you seek
You don’t see me but I see you
I will do my best to pull you through
Speak to me and I will hear
Never far I am always near
Be brave my love do not cry
See you again it’s not goodbye
By John F Connor
Services will be private.
James Funeral Home of Huntersville is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com