Bernadette Hopkins Dies at 78

Bernadette Hopkins

Bernadette Hopkins, also know as “Delta,” of Frederiksted died on Oct. 3. She was 78 years old.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Helena Royer; and father, Arthur Royer.

She is survived by her daughter, Ivida Jackson, Francisca Hopkins and Suzan Hopkins; son, Michael Hopkins; grandchildren: La Donna Jackson, Shirriah Jackson, Michael Hopkins Jr., Akeem Christmas, Kayo Samuel and Kaira Samuel; great-grandchildren: Mason Walker, Cameron Jackson and Skyler Tucker; and sisters: Elaine Benjamin, Magdalene Joseph, Lorne Polydore, Leticia Royer, Martha Royer and Claron Royer;

She is also survived by her brother, Elidge Benel Royer; nieces: Marlyn Benjamin, Nina Benjamin, Alie Felix, Cathy Alexander, Anthea Royer, Lillian Polydore, Erna Regis, Erica Polydore, Merle Matthew, Agatha Royer and Daphney Royer; nephews: Matthew Benjamin, Elvin Benjamin, Clayton Hill, Peter Liburd, Mervin Edwards, Michael Edwards, Whaindy Royer and Wade Royer; and great nieces: Crystal Benjamin, Shenise Collins, Teneisha Collins, Maliyah Collins, Hope Williams and Danielle Polydore Paul;

Other survivors include great nephews: Kalena McSween, Malik Collins-Liburd, Caelan Williams, Emmanuel Williams, Kamaria Hill and Kamali Hill; special friends: Sherifa Jadooram, Thecla Bailey, Sonia Williams and Family, Lionel Smith, Esleyn Adams, James Thomas, Dale Ritter, Brenda Christian, Charlotte Tronberg, Raymond Adams and Adam Peter; as well as other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.

A viewing will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at St. Patrick’s Catholic. Interment will be at Kingshill Cemetery.