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Mary Estep Hopkins
May 17, 1937 ~ January 21, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Mary Dictoria Estep-Hopkins, affectionately known as Dickie, was born on May 17th, 1937, in Clarksville, Maryland to the late Ethel Estep-Williams and the late John Lee Williams. She departed this life on Sunday, January 21st, 2024, with her family by her side.
Mary was a faithful member of New Shiloh Baptist Church. When she could no longer physically attend the church, she remained connected to the congregation through the prayer ministry line. As a regular on the line, she was always praying for and touching others in her own special way. She loved sending cards, making home cooked meals and baking goodies for people. Everyone knew Dickie loved to shop. But mostly, she loved shopping for others. She was always gifting people with the things she’d pick up. That was Dickie, sharing her blessings with others to let them know that she cared and was thinking about them.
Mary was one of the proud 1955 graduates of Harriett Tubman High school in Simpsonville, Manyland. While attending, she was involved in several groups & clubs including The Honor Society, Commercial Club, NAACP, and Business Administration. She also received a National Honors Society Award. Throughout her life, Mary was a sports enthusiast and fanatic. She played high school basketball, and later, softball recreationally. She especially loved watching both college & professional basketball (Michael Jordan was her favorite), Baseball (Baltimore Orioles), & let's not forget football (Her favorite team was the Ravens).
Mary was known for her tough love and no-nonsense personality. When she would see you, she would get straight to the point with what she wanted to say, and she would make sure you heard it. She was never too shy to say what was on her mind or to give you a piece of it. She was always outspoken and full of energy. She often made others laugh with her quick wit and sarcasm.
Mary loved life and her family. She was blessed with two biological children, the late Harold Leonard Hopkins, Jr. (Lynn), and Hope Darcell Hopkins. Although she physically birthed 2 children, she adopted many children along the way whom she loved as her own. Her children blessed her with six beautiful grandchildren, Shameka Gibson (Marquin), Lynell Hopkins, Joseph Dorsey, Travis Brown, Tia Ortiz (Jose), and the late Ronald “Ron Ron” Carolina, Jr. She also leaves behind nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and a host of close relatives and friends.