Vivian passed away October 3, 2022 at the age of 62. She was born September 15, 1960, in Jackson, Michigan, to Henry and Madeline Peterson. Vivian married Kevin Hopkins in 1979 and remained married until Kevin’s death in 2020. Vivian and Kevin had two children, Sarah and Michelle. Vivian was a devout Catholic, attending Immaculate Heart of Mary and St. Martha Parishes. She loved her family and friends with all of her big, big heart and especially loved being a mother and grandmother. Vivian was a loving, beautiful person inside and out. She was someone you could joke with and someone you could cry to. Her effervescent spirit and warm presence made her a person that many people loved and cherished.
Vivian was preceded in death by her husband, Kevin Hopkins; parents as named above; brother, Patrick “Pete” Peterson, and niece, Dianna Peterson. She is survived by daughter, Sarah Hopkins; daughter, Michelle Matice and son-in-law Christopher Matice; grandson, Michael Matice; brother, Steven (Tracy) Peterson; sister, Robbin Peterson; nieces, Katie Bednark and Kimberly (Vincent) Morajko; her very special Aunt Janet and her husband, Richard “Rich” Anuszkiewicz and many cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 707 N. Waterloo Ave, Jackson, Michigan. Immediately following the service, there will be a luncheon at St John’s, 711 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., Jackson. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Migraine Foundation in memory of Vivian Hopkins.