Sandy Hopkins illuminated this dark world with the light of her soul. An angel in human form. Meeting the needs of just about anyone in need, Sandy would give whatever she had out of the overflow of her heart. She knew that the more she gave, the more she would receive. And she gladly received not so she could keep any of it, but so she would have even more to give away.
Her passion for cooking stew, lasagna, chili, Mississippi mud pie, and the best tacos in town was evident to anyone who stepped foot in her kitchen. She would confess that her guilty pleasure was enjoying a Hallmark movie, Law and Order episode, or the drama of Cops. Shopping was her favorite out of the house hobby, and when asked what her favorite store was, she would probably say, "the one that's open." Road trips were often made to Turner Falls for the scenery or to Tuttle just for a good steak sandwich.
Sandy was a notorious servant. She served the elderly in just about every living center in the area. To her they were not patients, they were family.
Sandra Kay Hopkins was born in San Bernardino, CA on November 30, 1954, and lived there until the fourth grade, age 10, when her family moved to El Reno, OK. After attending school, she received her CNA and CMA licenses which allowed her to fulfill her heart's desire by serving people and helping them live their best life.
Her sons, Donnie and Joe, loved their mother and said she deserved better than what she got from people. But if Sandy were here, she would say she loved her life because she knew she was making a difference in the lives of those she served.
Sandy is preceded in death by her parents, Harley and Pauline Cagle and her brother, Tommy Cagle. She is survived by her spouse Bobbie Pittman; children Donnie and Joe; her step-son, Criss; siblings Patricia Thomas, Eddie Cagle, Terry Cagle, and Larry Cagle; grandchildren Shyla, Chris, Dalton, Zach, Samantha, Triston, and Shelby; great grandchildren Jessie, Rhett, Isaiah, Adeline, Leia, and Sawyer, and many more extended family members who will miss her dearly.
Angels fly because they carry no burdens. Sandy no longer has any burdens to weigh her down. Because of Sandy, we can all testify that we have seen and met an angel wearing the disguise of an ordinary person living an ordinary life. Not all angels live in heaven, some walk the earth, like Sandy.
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