Vivian E. (Peterson) Hopkins

Vivian HopkinsVivian 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.

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steve hopkins
October 5, 2022 at 3:07 pm

greatest sister in law ever. thanks for taking care of kevin. rest in peace. you will never be forgotten. love you. you are an angel in heaven now.

Kimberly & Vincent Morajko
October 8, 2022 at 6:14 pm

She will be missed so dearly and we love her so much. She was the best aunt anyone could ever ask for.

Steve Orta
October 10, 2022 at 11:14 am

I worked with Vivian for years. She was like a mom to me and many others. She was always smiling, even when her husband was dying she was still a positive soul. She will be missed.

Bill Zenoniani II
October 10, 2022 at 11:50 am

I am sorry to hear about Vivian’s death. She was a high school classmate of mine at Lumen Christi. She was a very kind person to all. Your family are in my prayers.

Amy C. Burandt
October 10, 2022 at 12:11 pm

I only had the pleasure of meeting Vivian a handful of times, but she always made me feel warm, welcome, and cared for. I see her light shine in her two daughters, Sarah and Michelle. I am not sure that I have ever seen a mother and her daughters ever be as close or that I ever will. She leaves a strong mark of love on all that knew her. She will be missed. Sending love to Sarah, Michelle, Chris, and sweet Michael.

Susan Corner
October 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm

I worked with Vivian for only a short time, but she was a delightful, sweet woman who touched the hearts of all who met her.

Terry Kamela-Cheney
October 10, 2022 at 7:15 pm

I’m another classmate from grade school at St. Joe’s in Jackson, Mi. She was a wonderful gal and friend. May the angels welcome her to paradise. May the martyrs greet her on her way. May you see the face of the Lord this day, Vivian!! Alleluia! Sending best regards to all of Vivian’s loved ones.

Lori Failing
October 10, 2022 at 11:51 pm

I had the pleasure of working with Vivian. She was the sweetest person I’ve ever met. Always caring and considerate. We had fun times working together. She could make even the toughest times better by her kind words, wonderful smile and laugh. Love you Vivian. I know you are with Kevin in heaven looking down on us with a big smile. RIH sweetheart.


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