VANCE HOPKINS JR.Obituaries | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

VANCE HOPKINS JR.

Vance Hopkins Jr. passed away unexpectedly Dec. 5, 2012, in St. Luke’s hospital.

VANCE HOPKINS JR.

Vance Hopkins Jr. passed away unexpectedly Dec. 5, 2012, in St. Luke’s hospital.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed.

Vance was born to Katharine and Vance Hopkins Sr. His birth mother passed away when he was three-months old, at which time he went to live with his maternal grandmother, Blache Author, in St. Paul, Minn.

At the age of nine-months, he came to live with Ruby Foote whom he called Momma, who raised him in Duluth. At age 12 he decided that he would live with his oldest sister, Sandra, and brother-in-law, Charles Scroggins, in Minneapolis. He attended North High School where he was involved in athletics. Vance moved back to Duluth and married Martha Brown Feb. 14, 1970, where they had four children, Tara, Vance III, Arrue and Alicia.

Vance earned his education in: Minnesota State University, Mankato; sixth year certificate in education administration; Spertus College of Judacica, Chicago, Ill.; Masters of Science in Human Service Administration; and licensed social worker, St. Paul of Minnesota.

Vance was also an ordained Pastor in the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World International, pastor of God’s Way Temple, Superior.

He is missed by his wife of 43 years, Marti Hopkins; children Tara Hopkins Duluth, Vance and Julie Hopkins of North Carolina, Arrue Hopkins of Minneapolis, and Alicia Hopkins of Duluth; 15 grandchildren; his sisters, Sandra Neal and Stephanie Powers; and nieces, nephews, friends and colleagues.

VISITATION: 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, and 2 until the 3 p.m. celebration of life service Wednesday, Dec. 12, all in Holy Family Catholic Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth.

Please send flowers to Sunrise Funeral Home, 4798 Miller Trunk Highway, Hermantown, MN 55811.

VANCE HOPKINS JR.Obituaries | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota.

3 comments on “VANCE HOPKINS JR.Obituaries | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

  1. My heart felt prayers and love expressed to the Hopkins Family throught these trying times. Mr. Hopkins, soar as the Angel you are now in paradise. Blessings from the Aunt of Missing Diamond and Tionda Bradley.

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