Lorene Melton Hopkins
1921 - 2021
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Lorene Melton Hopkins
September 10, 1921 - May 4, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina - Mrs. Lorene Melton Hawkins Hopkins of Charlotte, age 99, died May 4, 2021 at Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster.
She was born in Albemarle, NC, September 10, 1921, daughter of James Marshall Melton and Eugenia Callaway Melton. She was educated in the Albemarle schools and Appalachian State Teachers' College (now ASU) from which she held a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Social Studies. She taught high school English in several counties of North Carolina, including 14 years in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
Mrs. Hopkins was a long-time member of St. John's Baptist Church, where she was an active member of the Worker's Sunday School class. More recently, she was a member of Providence Community Church.
She was preceded in death by husbands Walter G. Hawkins and Charles Hopkins, and a son-in-law Kenneth Montieth. She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Hawkins Montieth and Lauren Hawkins Clark and husband, Bob; three grandchildren, Eric Davis and wife, Lisa of Mt. Holly, NC, Graham Clark, and Meredith Clark Sellie and husband, Lance of Charlotte, NC; and two great-grandchildren, Emily and Ian Davis of Mt. Holly, NC.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC; 28204 (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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Published in Charlotte Observer on May 9, 2021.
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May 13, 2021
Aunt Lorene was my mother's younger sister. I have fond memories of how our families celebrated many holidays together during the 50's and 60's. I also greatly appreciated her generosity in sharing the results of her extensive research into the histories of the Melton and Calloway families. She outlived my mother by over 20 years (99.7-79.5), and my father by nearly 30 years (99.7-69.9). Her radiant smile left no doubt about how she truly loved life.
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