Albert Hopson, Jr. affectionately known as “Jimmy”, was born July 7, 1941 in Lauderdale, Mississippi. He was the elder of two sons born to the late Albert Hopson, Sr. and Hallie Mae Hopson, both of whom preceded him in death. His younger brother, Floyd Lee Hopson also preceded him in death.
Jimmy received his formal education in the Lauderdale, Mississippi public school system and graduated from high school.
As a child Jimmy always had a thing for cars and motorcycles. His father taught him to drive at the age of seven.
He accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in his life at an early age.
Jimmy had a zest for life! In the early 1960’s Jimmy, along with his younger brother Floyd, seeking better opportunities and following their dreams relocated to San Diego, California and made it their permanent residence.
Jimmy was an ambitious, hardworking and dedicated young man. Shortly after arriving in San Diego he was employed with National Steel & Ship Building Company where he was employed for over 38 years as a welder, ship builder and forklift operator until retirement. He loved teaching others the trade.
Jimmy made many acquaintances throughout the years. He loved playing cards, dominoes and hanging out with his buddies at the park. He enjoyed cooking and spending quality time with close friends and family.
In 2016 Jimmy was diagnosed with kidney failure and placed on dialysis three days a week. The dialysis treatment was draining and monotonous, but necessary! He stayed encouraged. Jimmy was always happy when his daughter, Kimberly, would pick him up and always found the strength to muster the biggest smiles.
Jimmy had a very loving, kind hearted and generous nature. His generosity was felt by many. He was a devoted father, grandfather, great-grandfather, relative and friend to many. But what he loved most was being a father to his children whom he loved dearly and whole-heartedly.
On Friday January 17, 2020, at 2:28 a.m., the Lord called Jimmy home to rest.
Jimmy is survived by; his four children son Albert Lorenzo Hopson, Sr. of Meridian, Mississippi, daughter, Sabreda Williams (Myron) of Ypsilanti, Michigan, son Charles Wilson (Levina) of Perris, California and daughter Kimberly Hopson-Turner of San Diego, California, as well as his brother, Willie Moore, of Pearl, Mississippi; 18 grandchildren; Albert L. Hopson, Jr., Tamisha Jackson, Trevon Jackson, Juanita Denise Hopson, Myra Vereen, Le’Tia Johnson, Sha’Lynn Williams, Brittany Rogers, Bria Williams, Wilana Wilson, Christine Wilson, Charles “Chucky” Wilson, Yolanda Monique Vordahl, Ariana Wilson, Chantae Wilson, Shaniqua Jenkins, Kiana Moore, Keijuan Franklin; and 8 great-grandchildren; Devin Walls, Landon Johnson, Lane Johnson, Lia Johnson, Paityn Smith, Isaiah Rodgers, Mar’Shanikque Tucker and Jah’Niylah Lewis.
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