Stanley Dewayne Safell Hopkins was born on August 13, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York to Brenda Lee and Dewayne Safell Hopkins but raised by his stepfather, Roger Vaughn. He gained his wings on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Cape Fear Valley Health Center in Fayetteville, NC.
He attended Holly Hill Roberts High School & Job Corps. Where he received several certifications and accolades.
He was employed by East Coast Molding Distribution (ECMD) in Summerville, South Carolina as a forklift operator. He loved his job and had a very close bond with his coworkers.
He had a strong love for music and laughter, and he cared deeply about the people who have shown genuine love for him. He always stayed “fresh”. He had a close-knit bond with his mother and sister, and he loved them both dearly. He was their backbone. Stanley was a kind soul and a very loving son. Stanley had love for everyone even if they were strangers. He spent his life helping anyone who came into his path. For the last two years of his life he suffered a number of health issues but through It all he remained strong and continued to fight for life.
He was preceded in death by his loving grandmother, Hurtine Lee who raised him. His grandmother Clara Hopkins and his grandfather Spencer Cambell.
Stanley leaves to cherish his fond memories to: his mother, Brenda Lee; his biological father, Dwayne Safell Hopkins; his stepfather, Roger Vaughn; his two sisters, Diamond Ricketts and Noreza Hopkins; his grandfather, Stanley Lee; his closest uncle, Melvin Lee; his favorite aunt, Terrice Bookhart; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He also had 3 godchildren, Chelsea Waleron, Rondell Waleron, Jr., and Karin Waleron who he loved dearly.
His infectious smile, sense of humor, and charismatic style will
be greatly missed. He will forever be missed but NEVER forgotten.
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