JOHNNIE MAE HOPKINS was born to Jesse and Maggie Brown Hopkins, Sr. on October 18, 1925. Johnnie Mae was a graduate of The Boylan-Haven School for Girls of Jacksonville, FL. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age. She was a dedicated member of Mount Olive A.M.E. Church and an adoptive member of New Fountain A.M.E. Church and Greater Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church.
Johnnie Mae spent her working years at Bono’s cleaner in San Marco and Ponte Vedra. She will be remembered for her shopping and cooking skills, wearing her high heel shoes; but most importantly, “FAMILY LOVE.” No one was ever turned away from her dinner table. She enjoyed sending greeting cards to family and friends for any and every occasion.
Sister Johnnie Mae Hopkins received her heavenly wings on August 7, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lotila Hopkins, brothers Jesse Hopkins Jr and James Hopkins.
Johnnie Mae leaves to cherish her memory: sister, Eunice T. Harmon; sons, Eric Hopkins, Rev. Dr. Kelly E. Brown, Jr. (Sheree), Bruce Harmon (Joyce), Jammie Gordon and Alex Gordon; daughters, Phyliss Richardson, Regina Tarrance and Greta Gordon; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, grands, great grands and many sorrowing friends.
When asked how she wanted to be remembered, she said, “Just tell them, I was Johnnie Mae.”
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