Betty Mae Hopkins, 83, Grace Baptist Church member, enjoyed cooking PA Dutch fare

By on October 8, 2014

Betty Mae Hopkins, 83, of Lititz, passed away Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 at her home.

She was the loving wife of the late Robert M. Hopkins who preceded her in death in 2005. Born in York, PA, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Lau) Gerbrick.

She developed musical talents in voice and piano that she would later apply to her church involvement. After graduating from the Lancaster School of the Bible, Betty and Robert married and started their family in Lancaster. She dedicated much of her life to being a homemaker to focus on raising her children, being involved with Grace Baptist Church where she was a long-standing member, and cooking her favorite Pennsylvania Dutch delights for family gatherings.

She is survived by her three sons: Dr. R. Gary Hopkins of Lancaster, Bradley L. Hopkins of Drexel Hill, and Ronald W. Hopkins of Winter Springs, Fla.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services were held Oct. 6 at Grace Baptist Church, Lancaster. Interment followed at Conestoga Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hopkins’ memory may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Rd., Lititz 17543 or to Grace Baptist Church.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit KaSnyderFuneralHome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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