361. Billie Jean LOCKHART was born on 11 May 1930.117 She died on 30 July 2012 at the age of 82 in Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
2 Sep 2010
Subject: RE: Hays family in your tree on AncestryI am Reba Hopkins Ludiker. I am daughter of Billye Lockhart Hopkins, who was dtr of Reba Hays, dtr of Wm Hays, son of John J Hays, son of Elias Hays. I spent a lot of time in Van Buren and on the farm of Paul Hays. I am a little younger than Jo Etta. My dtr has me doing her ancestry, since she has no time.
Billye Jean Hopkins, 82, Sand Springs, Oklahoma, went home to be with the Lord, Monday, July 30, 2012.
Billye was born in Van Buren, Arkansas, on May 11, 1930, to William Othello Lockhart and Reba Elizabeth (Hays) Lockhart. After graduating from Sand Springs High School, Billye married her sweetheart Harold Dean Hopkins in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on February 14, 1949. Together they enjoyed a beautiful marriage of 61 years before Harold Dean's death in April of 2010. Quilting at the church and being with her beloved family occupied much of Billye's time. Being a librarian for the Tulsa City/County was a job that Billye was passionate about. Storytelling and reading to the children at the Pratt and Page Memorial libraries in Sand Springs and throughout Tulsa County thrilled her. Besides attending some college courses and receiving several awards for her accomplishments and service, Billye knew and was known by all the other employees of the library system in Tulsa and Tulsa County, and was loved by many patrons who Billye took superior individual and personal care of their literary needs. The memories will remain forever in the minds of her grandchildren and the children at the libraries of the many story hours and summer reading programs conducted throughout the years. She was an active member of the Olivet Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Billye will be greatly missed by her family, many friends, and her beloved Sunday School Class.
Preceding Billye in death were her parents William and Reba Lockhart and her husband Harold Dean Hopkins.
She is survived by daughters Reba Ludiker and husband Larry of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and Debbie Pitts and husband Tim of Sapulpa, Oklahoma; sons Dean Hopkins and wife Sherry of Homer, Louisiana, and Chris Hopkins and wife Katherine of Sand Springs, Oklahoma; brother The Rev. Ronald Lockhart and wife Sandra of Malvern, Pennsylvania; grandchildren Lindsay Crutchfield, Lezlie Robbins, Bradley Pitts, Julie Cochran, Michael Hopkins, Jeannie David, Matthew Hopkins, and Christin Lowrance; nephew Ronald Lockhart, Jr.; 16 great-grandchildren; many loving other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Billye will be Thursday, August 2, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. in the Olivet Baptist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Rev. Dave Morrow will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. Visitation for Billye will be Tuesday, July 31, 2012, from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., and Wednesday, August 1, 2012, from 8:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M.Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mobley-dodsonfuneralservice.com.Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made in Billye's name to the Olivet Baptist Church Building Fund, 155 North 65th West Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74127.
Billie Jean LOCKHART and Harold Dean HOPKINS were married on 14 February 1949.161 Harold Dean HOPKINS was born on 13 August 1928 in Cushing, Payne County, Oklahoma. He died on 2 April 2010 at the age of 81 in Sapulpa, Creek County, Oklahoma.
Harold Dean Hopkins Sr. , 81, of Sapulpa, passed from this life and into the presence of his Lord on Friday, April 2, 2010 in Sapulpa. Harold was born in Cushing, Oklahoma on August 13, 1928, the only boy out of six children born to John Warren Hopkins and Helen Jane (Armstrong) Hopkins. He grew up in the Bruner Hill area where his parents owned and operated Hopkins Grocery Store. Harold was a life-long member of Olivet Baptist Church. He and Billye Jean Lockhart were married at his dad's bedside in his parent's home in Tulsa on February 14, 1949 and had enjoyed sixty-one years of marriage prior to Harold's death. He worked for many years for National Tank Company as a steel worker and later worked for Waner Corporation.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked that you consider making a contribution to the Building Fund of Olivet Baptist Church, 155 N 65th W Ave, Tulsa, OK 74127. With his long association with that church, a gift would be a nice tribute in his honor.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 3rd from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, April 4th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Monday, April 5th from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Olivet Baptist Church with Reverend Scott Palmer officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park in Sand Springs under the direction of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service. Condolences and messages to the family may be left at the funeral home website, www.mobley-dodsonfuneralservice.com ion before retiring.
Billie Jean LOCKHART and Harold Dean HOPKINS had the following children:
|Reba Jane "rlludiker" HOPKINS (private).|
|[Son] "H.D.H.J." HOPKINS (private).|