Ella Ruth Ezell Hopkins

Published 9:55 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

TALLULAH, La. — Ella Ruth Ezell Hopkins, age 83, passed away March 31, 2015.

Funeral services will be Friday, April 3, 2015, at 2 p.m., at First Baptist Church in Tallulah, La., with Bro. John Rushing and Bro. Jared Osborne officiating. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Tallulah, under the direction of Crothers-Glenwood Funeral Home.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 2p.m. at the church.

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Mrs. Hopkins was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Crowville, La., to Norman and Ruby (Guyton) Ezell. She married John Charles (Charlie) Hopkins Sr., on Nov. 13, 1948. Ella Ruth was a resident of Madison Parish for over 70 years. She worked for a short time at J. C. Penny’s and then dedicated her life to being a farmer’s wife. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Tallulah.

She is survived by her son, John Charles Hopkins Jr. and wife Teresa of Tallulah, and granddaughters Jenny Hopkins Pankey and husband B. J. of Monroe; great-granddaughter, Ella and Tina Herrington and husband John Michel of Tallulah; great-grandchildren, Christian, Austin, Tyler Boyett, Taylor Grace, Colton Herrington, and daughter Teresa Hopkins Ezell and husband Larry of Tallulah and grandson, Charles Heath Ezell of Tallulah; great-granddaughter, Emma; granddaughter Heather Ezell Svarc and husband, Tyler of Shreveport and great-grandson Tyler; son, Wayne Devone Hopkins and wife Beth of Shreveport granddaughter Carrie Hopkins Osborne and husband Jared of Shreveport and great-grandson, Judah; grandson, Carter Hopkins and wife Aubrey of Dallas; four sisters, Jo Ann Ferguson of Byhalia, Shirley Scarbrough of Bradenton, Fla., Jerry McCabe of Columbia, Tenn., and Marilyn King of Bradenton, Fla., one brother, Pete Ezell of Charleston, S.C.; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Normie and Ruby Ezell; husband, John Charles “Charlie” Hopkins Sr., brothers, Gerald Ezell and Jim Ezell; and sister, Donna Fields.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to the physicians and nurses in ICU Vicksburg Merit Hospital, and Dr. Lee Humble and his wife, Gail.

A special thanks to Karen Dorbeck, Elsie Honeycutt, and Louise Johnson.