Gwendolyn Lane Hopkins
Published 4:03 pm Wednesday, September 9, 2009
MCDAVID, Fla. - Mrs. Gwendolyn Lane Hopkins, 59, passed away Saturday, Sept. 5, 2009 at a Pensacola Hospital.
Gwendolyn was a native and resident of Pensacola, Fla. for most of her life and a resident of McDavid, Fla. for the past two years. A school bus driver known as snuggles to her special needs students of the Advocate of Children, she touched many of their lives as well as many parents. She was a history buff of Pensacola and attended the Hill Baptist Church.
Her son, Randal Nathan Hopkins preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, John Hopkins of McDavid, Fla.; two daughters, Diana Maning of Pensacola, Fla. and Lory Gipson of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren; one great grandchild; a brother, Robert C. Rand of Oregon; a sister, Tina R. Collins of Pensacola, Fla. and two best friends, Roland “Skip” Selbo of Pensacola, Fla. and Iris Haveard of Pensacola, Fla.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2009 at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Josh Pope officiating. Burial will follow at Crary Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday Sept. 8, 2009 at the Petty Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.