Melissa Dawn Strickland Hopkins
March 18, 1975 - August 19, 2012


Dillon - Melissa Dawn Strickland Hopkins, 37, died Sunday, August 19, 2012, at the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, after a short illness. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Friday, August 24, 2012 at Kannaday Funeral Home Chapel in Dillon. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Kannaday Funeral Home in Dillon.

Melissa was born March 18, 1975 in Whiteville, NC, the daughter of Bonnie Strickland and Edgar Strickland. She attended Beaulah Baptist Church and was a Homemaker.

She is survived by her husband Jack Hopkins, Jr.; her son, Brandon Lee Hopkins; and her daughter, Taylor Brooke Hopkins all of the home; her mother, Bonnie Gail Anderson of Hamer; her father, Edgar Earl Strickland of Mobile, AL; her grandmother, Margaret Allen of Hamer, SC; brothers, Richard Earl Strickland of Dillon, SC, Dillon Storm Strickland of Mobile, AL, and James Ronald (Ann) Pope, Jr. of Marion, SC; sisters, Angela Denise Strickland (R. J. Hyatt) of Dillon, SC, and Tina Renee (Danny) Cook of Brownsville, SC; nieces, Summer Herring and Constance Michelle Strickland; great niece, Bri'yanna McNair; nephews, Christopher Strickland, Justin Roberts, Jake Roberts and Alex Mathews; a special friend, Deloris Gearhardt.

She was predeceased by her grandmother, Utheneual Strickland; her niece, Courtney Strickland; her step-father, Bobby Anderson; her step-mother, Elaina Strickland; and her grandmother-in-law, Ruth Odell Hopkins.

Bless this day O Lord, take her home to be with You.

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