Brenda Kay Kennedy Hopkins, 61, died unexpectedly on October 15 in Jeremiah.
Born in Pontotoc, Miss., she was a daughter of the late Tommie Beaver Kennedy and Arthur Franklin “Bud” Kennedy. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Franklin Kennedy, and her grandparents, Floy and Arthur Kennedy of Pontotoc, Miss., and Leona and Westwood Beaver of Town Creek, Ala.
She loved to crochet and knit, making beautiful and intricate pieces that she enjoyed giving to her family and friends. One of her favorite pastimes was cooking, and two of her specialties were homemade lasagna and cheesecake.
Surviving are her companion, Tim Maxey; two sons, Roger Wesley Swan and wife Brandi and Rickey Wade Hopkins; two grandchildren, Baylor and Saylor Fallin; three sisters, Sarah Ann Kennedy, Sherri Lane Kennedy, and Marie Kennedy Ellis and husband Mark; her nephews, Chris Kennedy, Blake Kennedy, Buddy Kennedy, Tyler Gregory, D.J. Hester, and Nathan Hester; and her nieces, Victoria Ashton Braham, Kennedy Ellis, and Ryann Ellis.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, October 25, at White Zion Presbyterian Church in the Furrs Community of Pontotoc, Miss.