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Friday, June 19, 2020
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Edna Lois Cole Hopson, more affectionately known as Granny by all those who loved her, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the age of 92. She passed away peacefully at her home in Mound surrounded by her six children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family.
A celebration of life is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at White Mound Baptist Church. A reception will follow at Granny’s house on Hopson Hill, 105 Redken Road.
Below is the link where the funeral service will be live-streamed. It will start at 2:00 p.m. with the slideshow on a loop. When the service begins at 3:00 it will switch to live audio and video.
Granny was born on October 3, 1927, to Felix Royl and Sarah Elizabeth Rose “Sallie” Cole of Flat, Texas. She was one of eleven children with whom she remained close throughout her life.
She attended Mound School through the eighth grade and was a 1945 graduate of Gatesville High School. It was during this time that she first caught the eye of a young man named Truett Hopson. After graduation she moved to Austin, Texas to attend Durham’s Business College. She lived near the capitol where she worked with a real estate company and played on the American Legion softball team. Truett later followed her there and did what he could to convince her they belonged together. Thankfully, she finally saw things his way and the two were married on, November 24, 1946. Truett and Lois raised six children together in a home that taught hard work, honesty, integrity, and a love for the Lord. As the years went on six children multiplied to eighteen grandchildren which quickly led to twenty-five great-grandchildren all of which were cherished and loved and are certain they are “the favorite”.
Granny was cherished, appreciated, and loved by all who knew her; humbly discounting the impact she had on so many lives. She was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and most of all a friend. She never met a stranger and welcomed everyone with a big smile and a warm meal. Her home was a safe place for many and she always made room to squeeze in one more chair around the table and open an extra can of beans when an extra friend showed up. She also wasn’t afraid to get after those same friends if they got out of line.
Cancer tried to take her for the first time in 1992, but it was no match for her strength and tenacity. No matter how hopeless things seemed to her loved ones, Granny knew that it was not her time to go. Throughout the years, she defeated five different types of cancer and the doctor’s acknowledged that there was no medical explanation for her survival. Each time her family prepared to say their goodbyes, she assured them she would go when she was good and ready. On the morning of June 15, 2020, she woke up and informed her family, “I’m ready to go; Daddy is waiting on me”. It turns out that God and Granny had the same timing all along.
Her family rejoices in the fact that she is once again reunited with the love of her life. To quote Papa Truett in a letter he wrote to Granny in 1946, “As in a portion of the song, “The Gypsy”, I want to believe that my love is true and will come back to me some day.”
Granny is preceded in death by her husband, James Truett Hopson and her granddaughter, Julie Ann Hopson.
She is survived by her children Margaret Jo Hopson, Nancy Lois Dixon and husband Kenneth, David Truett Hopson and wife Pam, Frank James Hopson and wife Susie, Barbara Sue Hopson, and Loyd Sedwick Hopson and wife Kari. Grandchildren Daniel Truett Wood, Lizzi Wood-Howell, Angie Marie Wood Cupps; Sara Jo Dixon Poynter and husband Chad, Kari Dixon Belt and husband Brandon, Holly Dixon Pullen and husband Kyle, Jeb Caley Dixon and wife Desiree; Kelli Ann Hopson McPherson and husband Mark, Amanda Kay Hopson Long and husband Zach, Paul Stephen Hopson and wife Rachel; Summer Dooley McClellan and husband Kyle, McKenzie Lois Hopson and fiancé Zach David, Hugo Quintero, Pedro Quintero; Kennedie Lynn Hyde, Tristan James Hopson and Katie Sue Hopson. Great-grandchildren DaniJo Angelizce Wood, Graham Jon Allan Howell, Abigail Marie Cupps, Emily Rose Cupps; Jaryn Cole Poynter, Lyndi Nicole Poynter, Samuel Truett Belt, Charles Robert Belt, Thomas Allen Belt, Joshua McBee, Ruby Caroline Pullen, Truett Rose Pullen, Jacklyn Pearl Pullen, Julia Kay Dixon, Brooke Natalie Dixon, Reese Kelly Dixon; Kinsley Elizabeth McPherson, Anna Grace McPherson, Allie Faith McPherson, Aubree Ann Long, Olivia Lois Long, Noah Truett Hopson, Benjamin Travis Hopson; Lillian Belle McClellan, Max Ryan McClellan, and Isabella Hazel Quintero. Her sisters Sarah Pauline “Polly” Cole Drever, and Bobbie Louise Cole Milner and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends who she considered family.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be made to White Mound Baptist Church, where Granny was an active member and served as women’s director, GA’s leader, VBS director and a Godly example to all who knew her. White Mound Baptist Church, PO Box 103, Mound, TX 76558.