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Ethel Minnie Elizabeth Hopkins Hill

July 15, 1931 — July 31, 2021

Ethel Minnie Elizabeth Hopkins Hill

Ethel Minnie Elizabeth (Hopkins) Hill, age 90, of Hamblen County, TN, gained her wings for her heavenly home on Saturday, July 31, 2021 to be reunited with her husband of 43 years, Willie Howard Hill who preceded her in death in 1995. From the union were born, 4 children, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren. She was gentle, loving, and caring and has left a permanent mark etched on our hearts. She will be greatly missed by many. She is survived by sons, Buddy (Ruth Russo) Hill and Don (Debbie) Hill; and daughters, Deborah (Neal) Rudnick and Marilyn (Roy) Smith; grandchildren, Joel Rudnick and fianc? Charlotte Brindley, Jessica Kess, Derrick (Lois) Hill, Leah Hill, Gretchen (Nick) Long, and Robbie Hill; great grandchildren, Braeden Hill, Nicholas Hill, Kaydence Kess, Toby Long, Abby Long, and Baby Rowan Long (due in November). She is also survived by 3 step-grandchildren, Candice (Ben) Whitson, Casie (Adam) Wilson, Casha (Josh) Mayberry and 8 step-great grandchildren; Brylie, Emrie, Evan, Braxton, Brynnox, Ellie, Parks, and Brayslie. She is also survived by sister, Sarah (Escoe) Smith and brothers, Fred (Margaret) Hopkins, Douglas Hopkins; brother-in-law, Horace Greene, sister-in-law, Betty Hopkins, and like a sister since childhood, Opal Cameron. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and church family all of whom she loved and cared about deeply. Ethel was preceded in death by her parents, William Marshall Alexander ?Bill? and Mary Pearl Amanda (Knowling) Hopkins; sisters, Bobbie Hopkins, Virginia Greene; brothers, Bernard Hopkins, Marshall ?Doc? Hopkins, JT (Helen) Hopkins, and Coy (Louise) Hopkins. In Memory of Mom Mom was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She especially loved her role as Grandma and did her best to spiritually guide and teach her family. Mom was a Godly woman who loved the Lord, her family, and church. She walked by faith and led by example. She dedicated many years of her life in service to the Lord as a longstanding member of Sartain Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She spent many years as a homemaker. She loved to cook, sew, and care for her family. She also loved the outdoors. She would mow, work in the garden, and tend to her flowers. Her hibiscus plant became one of her favorite flowers to admire. She could sing, play the guitar, and sew. For many years, she made quilts and clothing. She will be forever remembered for her caring heart, beautiful smile, and the countless stories that she shared. Visitation will be Thursday, August 5th from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Farrar Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. at Sartain Springs Cemetery with Reverend Roger Porter and Reverend Phil Hopkins officiating. Flowers are welcome. If you prefer another expression of sympathy, contributions may be made to the Sartain Springs Building Fund at Sartain Springs Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home in Jefferson City, TN To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ethel Minnie Elizabeth Hopkins Hill please visit our Sympathy Store.
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