Sheila Anne

September 20, 1951 - January 8, 2021

Sheila Anne Hopkins, of Florence, passed away January 8, 2021, surrounded by family and loved ones after a brief illness.   A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, with Joseph Lee officiating.

Those who knew her will always remember Sheila as one of the most remarkable people they have ever known.  Both professionally and personally, Sheila’s passion and boundless energy were exceeded only by her genuine caring and ability to authentically connect with everyone she met.

Sheila loved her family, customers, friends and travels.  Her sense of humor and her humility were her calling card and a welcome mat as a truly gifted sales professional, from her career beginning as a buyer for Belk, to advancement to the National Sales Director for Faber-Castell.

Sheila was preceded in death by her father, Robert Statom and mother, Geraldine Statom.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Steve Hopkins; children, Rachel Lee and Richard Aldridge; grandchildren, Zoe Savranakis, Blakely Lee, Madelyn Lee and Annaliese Aldridge; and brother, Stephen Statom.

In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your child, grandchild, friend, or walk in the woods for a moment, an hour or a day.  Time waits for no one.

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Graveside Service

January 13, 2021
3:00 pm

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens

Graveside Service

Tri-Cities Memorial Gardens, Florence Boulevard, Florence, AL, USA

January 13, 2021 3:00 pm

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20 Comments on “Sheila Anne Hopkins”

  1. Steve, Rachel, Blakely and Madelyn, I am so sorry about the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. Sheila was a beautiful lady and so much fun to be around. You are all in my prayers. Love to you all.

  2. Steve I am sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. I have good memories of the Lewis Ave. kids.

  3. Steve, we are so sorry to hear about Sheila. We moved away from Florence and have lost contact with many friends.
    Carol saw Shelia in the Chicago airport several years ago and it was such a surprise. They had time for a hug and check on each others’ family. Sending prayers with love to you and your family.
    Bill and Carol Daniel

  4. I am so sorry to hear of Shelia passing. I have pleasant memories of the times we spent together. Shelia was our Sales Representative during a time I was at Leighton Pharmacy. Prayers for you Steve.

  5. I am so sorry Steve and family. Sheila was a very special woman indeed. She was my sister Connie’s best friend so she was like another big sister to me when I was fortunate enough to be around her. She was very loved and will be horribly missed. All of you Sheila’s family will be in our prayers and please let our family know if we can do anything.

  6. Steve and family, I am so sorry to hear about Sheila. She was a very dear friend of mine. I truly enjoyed our time together. No one could tell a story like her. I will miss the many laughs that always happened when I was with her. She will always be in my heart. Sending thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    Bringle Wilson

  7. Though I only met Shelia a few times , I have had the pleasure and honor of being her son , Richard “s friend for over twenty years . I know that she will always be loved and adorned by her son and her family . Now that she Rest In Peace , she will continue to watch over her children and guide them wisely . God bless each of you for your loss.

  8. Steve, I am heartbroken on the passing of your beautiful and talented wife. Sheila will be missed by so many…her friendly personality and kindness always made her friends and customers feel welcome wherever she was. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that you will be comforted with the many wonderful memories with her you have cherished.
    Lee Hunter (Bart Whitten’s mother)

  9. I am so sad to hear about Sheila! She was truly one of the sweetest people i have ever met. Sending love and prayers!
    Paige Cates

  10. Steve, so very sorry to hear about Sheila. Even though we didn’t see her often, we always enjoyed the times that we did….always smiling, laughing, and just a special lady. I know your heart is breaking, but please know we will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.

    Danny & Connie Mock

  11. Sheila may have been petite in stature, but she was larger than life in personality. As a co-worker, I always enjoyed her visits to the office and literally would feel my spirits raise just hearing her cheerful voice. Her loss is a shock and tremendous loss – her voice remains in my head and I hope it doesn’t fade.

    To her family, I hope that the fond memories carry you through this difficult time. You are all deeply in my thoughts.

  12. Sheila’s sense of style, her playful personality and bubbly sense of humor will be sorely missed throughout the entire Faber-Castell organization. As a colleague for some time, I am so very shocked and sad. Sheila always had the ability to make us all laugh, even through trying times. I send my best wishes for peace and comfort to her family and friends.

  13. I was SO saddened, and a bit emotional, I must admit, when Richard told me about the loss of his and Rachel’s Mother, Sheila. I loved Sheila like a second Mother, as I spent a lot of time at their home during my High School years. She was beautiful, funny. quick-witted, and had the greatest personality of ANYONE that I have ever met. I will miss her dearly, as I know everyone that knew and loved her will. My thoughts and prayers are with ALL of the family during these difficult times. I LOVE YOU ALL, and wish you all the best that this life has to offer, and am here for you if you need anything! God Bless This Family.

  14. Steve,Rachel, Richard and family , my heart is breaking for you .
    To say she was special was an understatement.
    To know Sheila,was to love her.
    I will always love her and although I didn’t see her that often anymore, she has a special place in my heart.
    We have all gained a special angel.

  15. Steve we are so sorry to hear about Sheila. She was such a special lady! Always had a smile on her face

  16. To Sheila’s family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I was a customer of this remarkable, beautiful woman and had the opportunity to meet with her many times. Her self-deprecating sense of humor, charm, big personality, fabulous style, intelligence and caring made us look forward eagerly to every visit. Her stories, oh the stories, she would make us laugh so hard. There will never be another like her.

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