Janey Ann Hopson

Janey Ann Hopson
Janey Ann Hopson

Surrounded by her loving family, Janey Ann Hopson, of Amarillo passed away peacefully October 17, 2020. She was 84 years old.

Janey was born in Purcell, OK on January 17, 1936 to Henry and Naomi Murrell.  She was the 6th of 7 siblings. On November 11, 1952 she married Alfred Nathan Hopson in Hereford, Texas.

She began a career in banking in 1978 and continued to work part-time even after retirement. During their 61 years of marriage, Nathan and Janey worked in the mission field and pastored a church in Pampa. They traveled all over the United States sharing the Good News of the Gospel.

Janey lived in Pampa from 1985 to 2013. Upon the passing of her beloved Nathan, she moved to Amarillo. She joined the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association where she made many friends. She enjoyed the many activities and table games and volunteered with fundraisers for the Association. Janey had a love for family, travel, caring for others and above all sharing her faith in Jesus Christ. She was well known for her kind demeanor, quick-witted humor and love for people.

Janey was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Nathan Hopson, and daughter, Tracy Renae Hopson.

She is survived by daughters, Lori Hopson of Amarillo, Sue Ellen Kidd, Rainy Spencer and husband Cliff of Pampa, Kristi Hall and husband Bobby of Lake Tanglewood; brother, Don Murrell of El Cajon, CA; grandchildren, Lydia Duke and husband Dusty of Lubbock, Dr. Justin Paeltz and wife Kara of Ft. Worth, Nathan Dean Hopson, Amanda Armstrong and husband Adam of Amarillo; 10 great-grandchildren; and her loving companion and friend, Lavon Thompson.

Services will be held at 4:30 P.M., Friday, October 23, 2020, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel with Craig Lawlis, from Christian Heritage Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Amarillo Senior Citizens Association, 1220 S. Polk Amarillo, TX 79101

13 Replies to “Janey Ann Hopson”

  1. Nathan and Janey were our neighbors for many years here in Pampa. Wonderful , Christian people. Janey had such a sweet smile. Our lives were richer for knowing them.I’ve thought about them many times over the years. Prayers for the family.

  2. My love and prayers remain until we are all reunited with our Lord. Your Mom & Dad were such a huge part of my life and your Mom was my trusted sounding board. I so trusted her wisdom in the Lord ,and grew to trust Levon as a precious Brother in Lord as she was the loveliest of Sisters ! Infinity…. Renae Ferguson

  3. Blessed beyond words that Aunt Janey was such a beautiful part of the fabric of my life. Her gentle Texas accent and happy, infectious laughter are some of my earliest and most cherished childhood memories ~ woven through the years into a tapestry filled with examples of tremendous grit, profound wisdom and exceptional grace. What a woman!! We are all the better because she passed through this world and left us wrapped in the love she so generously shared ~ the circle unbroken.

    I love you all, Hopson family.

  4. I rejoice with you Kristi and Amanda and family that sweet Janey is in glory with your Daddy, Kristi ❤️ I pray for peace that only our Heavenly Father can give for your hearts. Love you all!

  5. My prayers that peace be in all the family we love and will miss our great sweet friend n sister in Christ miss janey ..

  6. What a contagious, beautiful smile your mother had, Kristi. So sorry for your sadness but know that I see where you got your sweet smile.

  7. I’m so sorry for your loss. Janey was always so sweet and thoughtful….. a real blessing to all of us at Amarillo Senior Citizens Center and we are going to miss her.

  8. My memories of this beautiful soul are many. She and Nathan taught me so much about Jesus. I guess I thought time would stand still. What a wonderful reunion in glory! My heart is with you all in your loss. I also rejoice with you at her home going.

  9. I send my love and sympathy to all of you girls and families. I’ve missed her so much not living here, but now knowing she’s not there to stop by and see, I really miss Janey. We had such fun together. She was a good friend! I know how hard this will be for all of you. I loved your Dad and Janey, and all of you! You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. Gods comfort and peace with all of you! Sincerely, Wyvonne

  10. I have great Childhood memories of this sweet lady and her family (even though she made me eat tomatoes 😂). God bless you all, I know how much you’ll miss her.

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