Marla Blake

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Marla Dean Hopkins Blake went to be with Jesus Aug. 10, 2018, after a long battle with a chronic illness. A native of Salisbury, Marla was surrounded by her lifetime partner L.A. Christy and many beloved friends and extended family. Marla was retired from the W.G. Bill Hefner VA Medical Center. Marla was a lifetime active member of Southside Baptist Church and delighted in her service work. Marla enjoyed cooking for others, traveling and socializing with her sorority sisters of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. Marla was preceded in death by her parents, Virginia “Lorene” and Walter Aaron “Hoppy” Hopkins; her brother, Walter Aaron “Ron” Hopkins Jr.; sister, Scarlett Hopkins Neal; and nephew, Christopher Hopkins. Marla is survived by her life partner, L.A. Christy; sisters, Stephanie Hopkins Fields and Carmen Sheree Hopkins; nephews, Stephen Dyson and Sean Edward Hopkins; niece, Tiffany Hopkins; and grandniece, Annabelle Grace Dyson. Marla lived a life of love which touched many other people and will be greatly missed. Visitation: The family will greet friends and relatives on Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at Powles Staton Funeral Home in Rockwell. Service: The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 11:30 a.m., at the Powles Staton Funeral Home Chapel conducted by Rev. Robin Albright. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Southside Baptist Church 500 Morlan Park Road, Salisbury NC 28146. Powles Staton Funeral Home, honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care is assisting Hopkins family. Online condolences may be made to
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Published in Salisbury Post on Aug. 12, 2018