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Of Silver Spring, MD, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Washington Adventist Hospital. Forever in our hearts, Clara is survived by her five children, Brenda Starr, Rev. Rejoice Dupree, Ricky Jennings, Michael Hopkins and Sherry Hopkins; 17 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Clara was an entrepreneur and spent over 20 years caring for others in the nursing profession. She was God's dedicated and faithful servant. She loved her family. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 22 at New Southern Rock Baptist Church, 750 Buchanan Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, MD. In lieu of flowers, please help continue Clara's legacy by contributing to the Clara J. Hopkins Scholarship Fund designated for the higher education of our future leaders. Checks made payable to: New Southern Rock Baptist Church, Attn: Clara J. Hopkins Scholarship Fund. Services entrusted to Latney's Funeral Home.

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Published in The Washington Post on Dec. 20, 2012