YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Norman Hopkins passed on Friday, October 22, 2021. He was 46.

Norman was born September 12, 1975 to Norman Douglas Willis and Rita R. Hopkins in Youngstown, Ohio.

He was a graduate of South High School and was most recently a cook at Chili’s.

Norman enjoyed detailing cars, anime, including “Dragon Ball Z”, X-Box and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but most of all, he enjoyed being with his family.

Norman leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife, Sparkle Taltoan of Youngstown; sons, Troy Blackmon, Trey Blackmon, Norman Hopkins, Jr., Malachi Woodall and Josiah Dawson, all of Youngstown, Ohio; daughters, Sharlynn Hopkins, Sherese Hopkins, Spirit Hopkins and Sparkle Hopkins, all of Youngstown, Ohio; brother, Markies Hopkins of Youngstown, Ohio; sister, Precious Jackson of Youngstown, Ohio; mother, Rita Hopkins of Youngstown, Ohio; grandmother, Dorothy Hopkins of Youngstown, Ohio; aunts, Lady Bell (Rayfield) of Youngstown, Ohio, Betty Traylor of Youngstown, Ohio and Dorothy Joy of Youngstown, Ohio; uncles, Anthony Willis of Florida, Daryl Willis of Arizona, James Joy of Youngstown, Ohio and William Lee Hopkins, Jr. of Youngstown, Ohio; special friend, Deshea McElroy of New Castle, Pennsylvania; best friends, Ronald Hathman of Orlando, Florida and Michael Douglas of Youngstown, Ohio and a host of grandchildren.

Norman is preceded in death by his father, Norman Willis; daughter, Shaquala Hopkins; brother, Anthony Hopkins, a.k.a. “Taboo”; uncle, Keith Hopkins; grandfathers, Charles Willis and William Lee Hopkins; uncle, Charles “Chucky”  Willis, Jr.; cousin, Anthony Anderson and Francis Ann Warren.

Services will take place 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Augustine Funeral Home, 75 E. Midlothian Boulevard, Youngstown, OH 44507 (234) 254-8403. Friends may call at 12:00 p.m.

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