Janice King Hopkins

janice hopkins

January 30, 1960 ~ February 5, 2022

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

Janice King Hopkins, age 62, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, passed away suddenly on February 5, 2022, at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. She was born in Atlanta to Maurice (Sam) and Helen King on January 30,1960. Janice grew up in Hapeville and graduated Valedictorian of her class at Hapeville High School where she was active in the high school band, stage band, orchestra, and chorus. She later graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, working in the campus police department while pursuing her studies. After graduation, she performed accounting at Trust Company Bank, Days Inn, and Murex Corporation. At the time of her death, she was employed at Immucor as the Financial Services Manager, where she was indispensable to the company.

Janice had three great loves—her family, music, and the beach. During high school and college Christmas breaks, she played the mall piano for Rich’s. She loved all music, but especially loved playing her home piano as she said it gave her peace. She was so talented. When on vacation at her favorite beach – Gulf Shores, Alabama – she enjoyed walking the shore every morning, reading an interesting book by the pool, and fine dining. Most of all, Janice always made sure that she took care of everyone else. She was our anchor. Her love was unconditional, generous, and supportive. She was so excited when her first grandchild – Peyton – was born and was equally excited awaiting the arrival of her second grandchild – Cooper – this June. She so loved being a grandmother. We will miss her beautiful smile and her loving support. But now she is in heaven with her mother and grandparents, who loved her dearly. She will now be watching, guiding, and protecting over her beloved family from afar.

Janice was preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Helen King. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Gary Hopkins; her son, Michael Hopkins, daughter-in-law Olivia Hopkins, granddaughter Peyton Hopkins, and grandson on the way Michael Cooper Hopkins; loving sisters Cheryl Bunch and Marcia King; brother-in-law Mike Bunch and niece Michelle Bunch.

Visitation will be held Thursday, February 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia, 30046.


Visitation: February 10, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


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  1. Gary, Michael and family…..I am so sorry for your loss. I still can’t wrap my head around this, does not seem real. Such a shock! She was a loving and caring person and will be deeply missed. Prayers for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love y’all! Bill, Sandi, (Little) Michael, Angel Timmy and Joey!

  2. My deepest condolences to the family. I was Janice’s band director at Hapeville High School. She was not only an amazing talent but was a thoughtful, caring and kind person who always led by example. My heart goes out to all her friends and family.

    • Janice talked very highly of you to me (daughter-in-law Olivia) over the years as we bonded over being in band and playing the clarinet. She still has the clarinet that was gifted to her in high school and was planning on getting back to playing it in retirement. Thank you for the kind words.

  3. This was such a shock. I pray the Lord touch this family and help them through this very difficult time. My heart goes out to all of you.
    Jackie King Mixon

  4. CandleImageMy deepest condolences to the family. I have worked with Janice for over 22 years and am so grateful to have known such an amazing woman. My prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.

  5. My deepest sympathy to the family. I worked with Janice at Immucor for many years. She was a very special lady! I loved talking with her each week – she was so easy to talk to and we shared many stories about family and Immucor! We will all miss her so very much.

  6. Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mom and wife. She was an amazing person. I worked under her for many years and she was the glue that held our office together. She will definitely be missed.

  7. Like everyone, this is very difficult to comprehend. In 2007, I met Janice at an interview for a collections analyst in the A/R department. I was older than most others, but I will be forever grateful that she gave me the opportunity to become part of her team for almost six years.
    She was always kind and gracious. She will be remembered for the dedication she gave to Immucor for it’s goals and success. It is so sad
    and heartbreaking that this has happened. May God bless and comfort her family.

  8. CandleImageMiss Janice every day. She was an inspiration, great mentor, friend, and boss. Words really just cant express what she meant to me, being my boss for 20 years. We both have seen good and bad times in this time and have shared many a laugh and tears. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss. I pray God gives you peace and comfort.

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