Sherrie N. Hopkins, 60, of Hernando, Florida, passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Hospice Care Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital, Inverness. A native of Hoboken, New Jersey, she was born July 2, 1953, to John and Barbara (Jeffery) Johnson, one of two children. Mrs. Hopkins moved to Florida in 1999 from New Jersey, where she had been a bank manager for PNC Bank in Port Liberte, New Jersey. Upon her arrival in Citrus County, she went to college to become a licensed practical nurse and served in that capacity at Arbor Trails as well as HPH Hospice. Her most recent position was with Hospice of Citrus and the Nature Coast at the Hospice Care Unit of Citrus Memorial Hospital. Sherrie was also a lifelong homemaker and of the Roman Catholic faith.
She is survived by her husband, Stephen L. Hopkins (together over six years), Hernando; her six children: daughters, Kelli-Ann Wallace (Robert) and Krista Johnson (Michael), both of Clermont; daughter, Kasi Kaneshige (Melanie Porter), Beverly Hills; son, Ian Kaneshige (Heidi), Toms River, New Jersey; son, Erik Kaneshige (Trinity), Beverly Hills; son, Ryan Kaneshige, Hernando; sister, Jai Ann Minotti (Wayne), Garfield, New Jersey; grandchildren, Kortnee, Madison, Zackery, Sydney, Elizabeth, Meghan, Jayden, Caleb, Camron and Norah; and nephew, Nicholas.
A graveside service and celebration of Sherrie's life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions in Sherrie's name to Citrus County Animal Shelter. Fero Funeral Home, Beverly Hills, www.ferofuneralhome.com.