Hendley “Lulu” Louise JoRay Hopkins

Hendley “Lulu” Louise JoRay Hopkins, 4 months and 7 days, of Benton, gained her heavenly wings on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

She was born at 1:20 p.m., on June 29, 2020, to Ricky Hopkins, II, and Autume Canady at St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Lulu was born with a rare heart and kidney genetic condition. She was a fighter and after 4 months and 7 days her heart couldn’t handle anymore. Lulu loved listening to children’s soothing music, it would always calm her down and she was able to relax.

Hendley “Lulu” Louise is survived by her parents; sister, Kyra LeeAllan Markham; grandparents, Kimmy Hopkins and Alex Barnfield, Anna Mattoon and Kevin Canady; great-grandparents, Ida Buchmiller, Ira Hopkins, Nancy and Curtis Canady and Reatta “MiMi” Barnfield; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by grandfather, Ricky Hopkins, I; great grandparents, Gregory Buchmiller and Janis Hopkins.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St., Benton, IL.

Visitation will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Pate Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2020, 4:00 p.m., at the Pate Funeral Home, with Brother Rick Fowler, officiating.

Online condolences can be given at www.patefh.com

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