James Connor “Riley” Hopkins
Funeral services for James Connor “Riley” Hopkins, 12, of Marshall will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 29, 2012 in the Chapel of Downs Funeral Home with Jason Taylor and Terry Holland officiating. Interment will follow in Bracken Cemetery of Elysian Fields. Family and friends will have a time of visitation from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, December 28, 2012 at Downs Funeral Home. Riley passed away December 24, 2012.
James Connor “Riley” Hopkins was born July 27, 2000 in Longview. He was a member of Mulberry Springs Baptist Church. He was a 7th grade student at Hallsville Junior High, and a center on the football team. Riley was a bull rider for Mini Buckers.
Riley is survived by his parents Carmen Johnson and Wesley McCool of Marshall (father: Darren Scott Johnson) Tra Brandle Hopkins; brothers and sisters, Angel, Blake, Chelsea, Scott and Wade; grandparents, Sharon and J.B. Haden of Hallsville, Tom and Linda McCool of Marshall, Esta Hopkins Akers of Marshall, Suzanne Kelley of East Mountain, Floyd Hopkins of Marshall,Dee Hopkins Abiline; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family requests memorials be made to the Mulberry Springs Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 1137 Hunt Cut-Off, Hallsville, TX 75650 or Children’s Ministry of Bar-None Cowboy Church, 9162 State Hwy. East, Tatum, TX 75691.