The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 14, 2015, Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church, 132 Bumphead Road, Americus, Georgia, where Reverend Curtis Frazier is pastor. Burial will follow at Stanley Memorial Gardens, Corner of Mayo Street and Southerfield Road, Americus, Georgia.
Ernest was born March 14, 1941 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the parentage of the late Ernest Lee Hopkins, Sr. and Annie Ruth Ingram Hopkins. After his completion of high school in 1954, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he was employed as a city worker for Fort Lauderdale Sanitation Department. Later he was employed with South Florida Mack Trucking Company, where he retired in 1980 as a tractor-trailer driver. In 2002, he moved back to his native land - Americus, Georgia.
Survivors are three siblings, Connie Hopkins Shepphard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Johnny Hopkins, and Charlie Lee Hopkins, both of Americus, Georgia, and host of other relatives, and friends.