Patricia Hopkins

Obituary of Patricia A. Hopkins

Patricia A. Hopkins, age 77, of Browns Mills, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Samaritan Hospice in Mt. Holly.  She was born in Exeter, NH on December 4, 1941 to the late John and Evelyn Toleman. She married Robert E. Hopkins in 1957 and the couple had 2 children.  Patricia worked as a cake decorator at Foodtown of Whiting and as a substitute custodian for Pemberton Twp. Schools until her retirement. She loved gardening and was known for her love of lottery scratch off tickets. One of her favorite hobbies was feeding the birds, especially hummingbirds. Patricia loved spending time with her family. Patricia was always upbeat, would talk to anyone and enjoyed talking politics. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend who will be deeply missed. She was very proud of her children, grandson and great-grandchildren.

Patricia is predeceased by her parents John and Evelyn Toleman (nee Hobbs); her beloved husband Robert E. Hopkins, Sr.; and 3 siblings, John Toleman, Stephen Fields and Nancy Green. 

She leaves behind her 2 children, Gloria Emmons and husband Louis Emmons, Jr. of Browns Mills and Robert E. Hopkins, Jr. of Browns Mills; grandson, Matthew Emmons and wife Katerina of the Czech Republic; 4 great-grandchildren, Julie, Martin, Emma and Gabriela; and 3 siblings, Clifford Toleman of Lancaster, PA, Robert Toleman of Southampton and Evelyn Kemp of Cream Ridge.

Services for Patricia are being held private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Patricia’s memory to Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053.