Annie Virginia Hopson of Bridgehampton died at the Westhampton Care Center on May 24 after a long illness. She was 92.
Born on October 9, 1920, in Ballsville, Virginia, to Fred and Jenny Hobson. She always enjoyed going to church and as a child attended the family church, Mount Pero Baptist Church, in Ballsville. In 1924, the family moved to Riverhead, where she attended public school. While living in Riverhead, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cutchogue, and in 1935 she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Riverhead.
In 1942 she married A. “Turk” Thomas Hopson Sr., and moved to Bridgehampton. The couple had seven children. Ms. Hopson became a member of the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton and faithfully attended. Her family said she enjoyed getting to church early on Sundays to help the ushers assemble the programs for the service. She also enjoyed singing in the senior choir and regularly attended church functions until her health no longer allowed her to do so, survivors said.
Ms. Hopson had a passion for cleaning and cooking, skills she used to earn a living. She liked to go to the Bridgehampton Senior Center, where she met new friends and enjoyed playing bingo.
She was predeceased by her husband, as well as by a daughter, Doris Saunders; two sisters, Queen Taylor and Selena Bell; and a brother, Fleming Hobson Sr.
She is survived by three daughters, Joyce Watts, Janice Hopson and June Poole; three sons, Alex T. Hopson Jr., Bruce Hopson and wife Latrina, Leonard Hopson and wife Francina; a son-in-law, Omie Saunders; three sisters-in-law, Mary Taylor, Mamie Johnson and Martha Craggett and husband Fred; two brothers-in-law, William Hopson and wife Bertha, Russell Hopson and wife Mary; all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
A funeral took place Saturday, June 1, at the First Baptist Church of Bridgehampton. Reverend Sam Fulford officiated and Reverend Henry Faison Jr. delivered the eulogy. Interment followed at Edgewood Cemetery in Bridgehampton. Arrangements were under the direction of the Brockett Funeral Home in Southampton.