Betty Joan Butler Hopkins passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday, September 15, 2011. Betty was born on March 13, 1940 in Louisa County. She graduated from Louisa High School and Raised a Family in Louisa.
Betty was preceded in death by her father, Francis Butler; her mother, Wilda Shank Butler; a brother, James Buddy Butler; and a nephew, Michael Butler. She is survived by a very special brother, Glynn Butler and his wonderful wife, Mary Ann of Louisa, VA; a brother, Richard Butler of Orange, VA; and two sons, Scott Hopkins and his wife, Melissa of Fluvanna County and Stephen Hopkins of Louisa, VA; and her daughter, Kelley Hopkins of Louisa, VA.
Betty has five beautiful grandchildren that she loved dearly, Lily Mae and Jackson Scott Hopkins, Perry Glynn and Brady Marshall Hopkins, and Quinlan Spring Hopkins. Also, a niece, Temple; and two nephews, Jeff and Mark Butler.
Betty was loved by all who knew her. She has a group of Church Sisters: who have been a support system for her over the years and their friendship and love is irreplaceable. Every Thursday night for years you could find Betty playing Bridge with another group of women who were also considered family. Betty’s biggest passion was getting together with her special antiquing buddies and spending all day at an auction or sale and coming home with lots of treasures and more important than treasures priceless memories.
The family would like to thank Garland and Jackie Nuckols Kerrie Pleasants Cindy Fleshman Nicolle Hottinger Lynn Smith-Gammon Christine Duerson Johanna Perry Juanita Bishop Legacy Hospice and to everyone for your prayers and many acts of kindness.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm Wednesday September 21 at Woodward Funeral Home in Louisa VA.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 11am Thursday September 22 at Hillcrest Cemetery in Louisa.