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Rev. Doctor Allen B. Hopkins, Sr.

Visitation: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Location: Sayler Funeral Home, Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Memorial Service: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Location: Sayler Funeral Home, Chincoteague Island, Virginia

Rev. Doctor Allen B. Hopkins, Sr. of Newport News, VA, passed away in his home on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at the age of 80 with his family by his side.  Allen was born in Norfolk, VA where his father was stationed while in the Navy.  He grew up on Chincoteague Island where he attended Chincoteague Elementary School, Chincoteague High School and was a member of Union Baptist Church.  Allen received his Bachelors of Arts in Sociology Degree from Christopher Newport College in 1972. He would later be called into the service of our Lord and attend South Eastern Baptist Theological Seminar, Wake Forest, NC in 1987. Where he earned his Master’s in Divinity and received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Religious Studies, from the International Seminary Plymouth, FL in 2001. 

Allen served as a Pastor at Greenpond Baptist Church in Chatam, VA, Smyrna Baptist Church in Dinwiddie, VA, Jerusalem Baptist Church in Warsaw, VA, Carrow Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA and Pine Chapel Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.  He served as Interim Pastor at Island Baptist Church in Chincoteague Island, VA and Ivy Memorial Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.

Allen was a man of many talents and hobbies.  He was a sprinter in High School, a skier, a motorcycle rider, a carpenter, a musician and singer to name a few.  He touched many lives in his years as a Social Worker, a Probation and Parol Officer and especially as a Pastor.

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Allen Hopkins and Olive Hill Hopkins of Chincoteague Island, VA; his beloved grandmother, Lillian Andrews Hopkins of Chincoteague Island, VA; his father-in-law, Author J. Reynolds and his mother-in-law, Emma Mary Powell Reynolds of Hampton, VA.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Emma Faye Hopkins; his son, Allen B. Hopkins, Jr. (wife, Rachel) of Alabama; his daughter, Lisa Kimberly Hopkins Dawley (husband, Timothy) of Newport News, VA; grandsons, Shawn Matthew Dawley, of Virginia Beach, VA, Tyler Jay Dawley of Newport News, VA, Police Officer Johnathan Allen Dawley of Newport News, VA, Stephan P. Hopkins of Texas, Scott Allen Hopkins of Texas, Shana Faye Hopkins Grieve of New York, Haley Hopkins of Texas and many great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at Sayler Funeral Home, Chincoteague Island, VA. A Memorial Service will follow from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Kevin Eley, of Union Baptist Church of Chincoteague presiding.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Medi Home Health and Hospice, 530 Independence Parkway, Suite 200, Chesapeake, VA 23320 or Pine Chapel Baptist Church, Hampton VA. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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