Rhonda Ann Hopkins Holly Springs Rhonda Ann Hopkins, 47, of Holly Springs, formerly of Odd, WV, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 10, 2016. Rhonda was born September 11, 1969, one of three children to the late James Ronald Franklin and Margaret Ann Smith Ellison. She met the love of her life, John Hopkins, in high school. The two celebrated 30 years of marriage this past May. Rhonda and John's family grew to include the second love of Rhonda's life, her daughter, Erika, but the light of her life was her grandson, Johnny Stark. Rhonda spent her career touching lives as a registered nurse for over 23 years. She found joy through music and her beloved dogs. Rhonda was preceded in death by her father, James Ronald Franklin Ellison and her brother, James Michael Carr II. She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, John Wayne Hopkins II; daughter, Erika; parents, Mike and Maggie Carr; grandson, Stark; brother, Jamie Ellison; numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October, 15 2016 at Apex Funeral Home in Apex. The family will receive friends immediately following. Flowers are appreciated or memorials in Rhonda's name may be made to the SPCA of Wake County or the Rex Healthcare Foundation.
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