Evelyn Ruth Hopkins, volunteer of year

April 1, 2014

Evelyn Ruth (Foster) Hopkins, 87, of Lewes and Milton for the last 47 years, formerly of Revere, Mass., passed away on March 16, 2014 at Milford Center.

She was born in Boston, MA on March 22, 1926 the daughter of the late Reginald and Bertha H (McAdam) Foster.

She was an honor graduate from high school and worked for the FBI in Washington, D.C.

She was a member of the Milton Century Club, and the Federated Methodist Church of Milton. She was a volunteer for the Wounded Warriors Weekend Lunch Program for Children of Sussex County, Bears for Children of Soldiers killed in battle, Dover Air Force Base, Bears for Hospitals, Police and Fire Departments, Quilts and Hats for Soldiers on the battle front. She also worked as a volunteer for the Social Security Office in Sussex County for 13 years as well as many, many other philanthropic endeavors. She received the Delaware State Volunteer of the Year Award.

Evelyn was a very loving, giving and spirited woman. She brought hope and happiness to all of those who had the pleasure of knowing her. She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren, and her many brothers and sisters, as well as her many, many friends and the community of Milton and the State of Delaware. She was truly a gift to all of us and will be long remembered, Evelyn, we all loved you so very much.

As sad and difficult as it is, we must now say Goodbye, Dear One. Our prayer is that we will meet again! May God make his light to shine upon you and encircle you and John with angels, now and forever more.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Arther Hopkins (USN-RMS); one grandson; two sisters; and two brothers.

She is survived by her three sisters and three brothers; children Richard Hopkins of Pleasant Garden, N.C., Joyce Sherman of Poplar Grove, Ill. and Hope Wunder of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, at 2 p.m., at Goshen U.M. Church 103 Mulberry St., Milton.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, the Salvation Army, 701 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19123 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803-0163.