Patricia “Pat” Rice Hopkins, age 82 of Russellville/Morristown, TN, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Morristown-Hamblen Hospital.
Patricia “Pat,” also known by family and close friends as “Dottie,” was a very loving, friendly, caring wife, mother, sister, and friend. She was employed at the Berkline Corporation for several years, as well as other local grocery stores in their deli/bakery department. She was happily married to William N. Hopkins, and a loving mother to the light of her life, daughter Deborah Rice West Fisher. She was a member of First Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband William N Hopkins; daughter Deborah Rice West Fisher; parents Clifford and Pearl Rice; brother Clifford (Midge) Rice, Jr; aunts Lela Maude Dean, Russellville; Inez Bewley, Morristown; Margaret Day, Oak Ridge; and Ora Lea Keller, California; uncles Dwight Rice, Morristown; Henry Rice, Jesup, GA; and step-mother Pauline Hicks Rice, Morristown.
She is survived by her sister-in-law Billie R. Rice; cousin Sandra Dean Clarke; niece Lisa Rice (Cecil) Pigford; nephew John (Jackie) Rice Jr; great-nephew Johnny Rice; step-sisters Victoria “Vikki” Easley, Eugenia (Mark) Pollock; and special friends Vera Flanery, Pam and Clyde England, Missy York, Cathy Hall, and Martha Gilliam.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at Jarnigan Cemetery, with Rev. Joe Senter officiating.
Arrangements entrusted to Alder Funeral Home, www.alderfuneralhome.com, of Morristown.
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