MURRAY — Sharon Sledd Hopkins, 65, of Murray, Kentucky, and formerly of Richmond, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, August 17, 2012, at Spring Creek Health Care in Murray.
Sharon was born on November 26, 1946, in Murray, Kentucky, and was the daughter of Joseph and Larue Hall Sledd, both of whom preceded her in death.
She was a member of White Oak Pond Christian Church in Richmond and attended Unity Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hardin, Kentucky. She was a retired special education teacher in the Madison County School System. Sharon served as director of the Madison County Special Olympics, and was active in the local chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher’s Sorority. She enjoyed her wine club, book club, reading, and playing Bunco.
Survivors include two sons, Stephen Hopkins (Allison) of Atlanta, Ga., and David Hopkins of Richmond, Ky.; three grandchildren, Andrea Ballard, Erin Hopkins and Evan Hopkins; one brother, Terry Joe Sledd of Murray, Ky.; and three sisters, Joette Shields of Murray, Ky., Renee Turnbow (Bruce) of Benton, Ky., and Dawn Hollamon (Greg) of Crittenden County, Ky.
In addition to her parents, Sharon was preceded in death by a son, Charles Hopkins.
A celebration of life for Sharon Hopkins will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 25, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, with Nancy Long officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, August 24, 2012, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, and again on Saturday, August 25, 2012, from 11 a.m. until the time of service.
A reception will be held at 12 noon on Sunday, August 26, 2012, at the Unity Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hardin, Kentucky, followed by a celebration of life service at 2 p.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests volunteering with, or contributing to, the Kentucky Special Olympics/ Madison County Chapter, 321 North Second Street, Richmond, KY 40475, or making a memorial donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142.
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