Monna Lou C. Hopkins

Published 7:55 am Thursday, October 31, 2019

Monna Lou Carawan Hopkins, 82, of Swan Quarter, died October 27, 2019 at Cross Creek Health Care Center.

Born in Hyde County, December 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Milton O. and Rosa Lee Overton Carawan. She was married to A. Grey Hopkins Sr., who survives.

She was a member of Calvary Presbyterian Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, treasurer and became the first woman to hold the position of Elder at Calvary Presbyterian Church.

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Mrs. Monna Lou devoted her life to her church and family and worked as a bookkeeper for Swan Quarter Equipment. Often, she served others with her humble spirit through the Home Extension Club, Meals on Wheels, Presbyterian Women, SHIIP volunteer and numerous other community activities.

Funeral services were held October 29, 2019 at Calvary Presbyterian Church with Rev. Spottwood Graves officiating. Burial followed in the family plot in Soule Cemetery.

Surviving in addition to her husband are daughter Susan H. Johnson and husband Nelson of Raleigh; son Alston Grey Hopkins Jr. of Rochelle, Ill., grandchildren Brian Johnson, Sarah K. Johnson and Wesley M. Hopkins; sister Roseanna C. Swindler and husband Bob of Gastonia and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions can be made to Calvary Presbyterian Church or to the local Meals on Wheels.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter, where online sympathy messages can be directed to