Margaret Anne (Cook) Hopkins of Tucker, GA passed away on November 6, 2016. Anne was born on historic Burge Plantation in Mansfield, GA on October 26, 1922. She was the fourth child of William M. and Lassie Rickman Cook. She graduated from Washington Seminary and attended Agnes Scott College. Anne enjoyed a wonderful marriage to Hiram Edwin Hopkins for fifty years. She was affectionately called “Honey” by her children and grandchildren. Anne had a beautiful solo voice, singing in church choirs from the age of 13. She sang with choral groups entertaining soldiers in WW2, and in musicals produced by the Atlanta Civic Opera. She was an accomplished seamstress and excelled at many crafts. For 13 years Anne was the Office Manager for the Saks store at Phipps Plaza. She served as First VP for the Atlanta branch of Credit Women International and served on the board of Atlanta Consumer Credit Association. In 1987 she began a new career with CIGNA, where she inspired younger generations of women with her work ethic. Anne lived her Christian faith, doing much volunteer work through Embry Hills UMC for 45 years, and through North Decatur UMC for the 10 years prior. She is predeceased by her siblings, husband and grandson Scott Jones. She is survived and cherished by her son, Douglas Palmer III (Judith) by a previous marriage; her daughter Cornelia Hopkins Jones (Mike); grandchildren Leah Palmer, Douglas Palmer IV (Kari), Jason Jones; and by 4 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the Bentley Square Assisted Living and Aseracare Hospice teams for their care and compassion to Anne. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 26, at the chapel of Embry Hills United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church.

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  1. Corny,

    Thinking of you and extending my heartfelt sympathy with the loss of your mother. I will attend the memorial service and see you then.


  2. Corny,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I will put a note out to classmates and I will be attending the Memorial Service on the 26th. The Class of ’68 will be making a donation to the church in memory of your mom. If there is anything I can do for you and/or your family please let me know.
    LAA, Linda “Harlan” Trotter

  3. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a time when death will be no more – Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  4. I happened to see Mrs. Hopkins obituary in the AJC and was fascinated to see that she was born at Burge Plantation. I and my family for the last 207 years, since 1809, have owned Burge and my wife and I live here now. As you may know we are on Jeff Cook Rd. If you have time and any family knowledge going back, I would love to hear how she happened to be born at Burge. Did her father work here? Who was her father? We have always wondered who Jeff Cook was and could never find out? Presumably he was a relative of yours. We have done a lot of work on the history of Burge and would love to fill in some of the blanks. My wife and I would happily welcome members of your family any time you would like to stop by. We have a small museum about the history of Burge that you might find interesting. I am sorry that I didn’t know of Mrs. Hopkins before she died.
    I very much hope that some of the family will call me. Sandy Morehouse 678-618-2148
    P.S. all three of our children went to Westminster School (we lived in Atlanta before I retired) and I see that Mrs Hopkins went to its predecessor, Washington Seminary. That begs another question – how did she get from rural Newton Co. to that school?.

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