In Memory of Deaconess Sheila Hopkins





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Deaconess Sheila Hopkins

Deaconess Sheila Hopkins was born in Jersey City, NJ on Jan 23, 1959 to Rosia Hooper and Stepfather Johnnie Hooper. Sheila departed this life on December 25, 2020. She made her transition peacefully at home in Hackensack, NJ surrounded by family and loved ones. Sheila was educated through the Estill,South Carolina public school system. In 1973, Sheila met the love of her life, Rodney Hopkins. Sheila and Rodney were united in marriage on October 28, 1975.From this union they had three daughters; Kesha, Shalonda "Mya" and Jaime. Sheila also had one grandson, Jordan, whom she loved dearly. Sheila was a member of Neighborhood Baptist Church in Paterson, NJ. She sang in the choir for years. One of her greatest accomplishments was becoming an Deaconess at Neighborhood Baptist Church. She lead the praise and worship team, she loved servicing the lord and credits God for all the blessings she received throughout her lifetime. Sheila worked at General Packaging for 25 plus years until they closed. She was a machine operator. She also worked at Reed Lane Pharmaceutical company until September, 2020. Deaconess Sheila is preceded in death by her parents Rosia and Johnnie Hooper. She leaves to cherish her beautiful memory her husband, Rodney;three children, Kesha, Mya , Jaime; step-daughter, LaTasha Russell; grandson, Jordan Freeman;Three granddaughters and three great grandchildren; 3 sisters, 3 brothers and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, in laws and friends who will miss her.