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This tribute was added by Pat Hopson on June 28, 2020
To each of you who have shared your stories about your time with Briggs or have offered your condolences, I would like to express my gratitude at this sorrowful time. We know you will miss him, as we will, and your caring has brought great comfort to all of us.
Affectionately, Pat
This tribute was added by Debbie Busma on June 26, 2020
Mrs. Hopson,
You and your beautiful family are heavy on my heart and in my thoughts and prayers. I was so honored to have served as an assistant to Dr Hopson. It can be so humbling to work with so many highly trained and educated medical professionals, but he had a way of making everyone feel valued. When waiting for meetings, he often told me the story of how he met you, won the heart of your mother so he could date you, and how blessed he was that you became his wife. Of all that he achieved, I knew that you, your children, and grandchildren were the most important part of his life. I can tell that his legacy of love and service to God will live on through each of you.
I pray that God will comfort you until you see him again
Debbie Busma
This tribute was added by Mary Scott Shepherd on June 26, 2020
My heart and my prayers are with you all through these difficult days. What a fine man, and so obvious to all the world how much his family meant to him. Know you are missing him very much. We can be sure that our Lord is holding him close.

Much love to all the Hopsons.

Mary Scott
This tribute was added by Robert Walker on June 26, 2020
Our most sincere condolences are extended to Mrs. Hopson and Family on the passing of Dr. Hopson. Dr. Hopson did so much to heal our people physically and to bring positive recognition to the City Vicksburg.

You will be missed, Dr. Hopson. Rest in Peace.                                

Robert M. Walker and Family
This tribute was added by Ramey Falkner on June 25, 2020
My prayers and thoughts are with you all. What a great, kind, fun loving man that always welcomed me wherever we were!
Hotty Toddy, Dr. Hopson!
This tribute was added by David Ellis on June 25, 2020
We had such a unique friendship over many years with so many lasting memories that I will continue to cherish forever. You will be missed by family and friends alike. You will look down on us all while you sit at the right hand of the Lord.
This tribute was added by Lee Waring on June 24, 2020
What a blessing it has been through the years to be involved with Briggs during our pageant years and at Crawford Street UMC. He was always the quintessential Southern Gentleman. His untiring efforts and dedication to provide educational opportunities for women to prepare them for their future life was inspiring to all. I feel honored that he and Pat have been in my life through the years. Lots of love and sympathy to your family. God bless you all.
Lee Waring
This tribute was added by Becky Sills on June 24, 2020
Doug and I were so saddened to hear the news of Dr. Hopson's passing. He was truly a blessing to be around during our years in Vicksburg. He had such a contagious smile and wonderful wit ... Always such a gentleman...Our condolences go out to Mrs. Pat and the entire family....

Sincerely... Doug and Becky Sills
This tribute was added by Bill Renovich on June 24, 2020
I was sorry to hear of the death of a dear friend of whom I greatly admired. He graciously befriended me during our service together with the Ole Miss Alumni Association. Our early morning walks from the Alumni House, in the dark before the campus woke up, during football seasons and other Ole Miss events will always be remembered. He was a mentor to me and an example of a southern gentleman who loved Ole Miss. Your contributions to your state, your community and your University will forever be remembered. Rest In Peace my friend. 
This tribute was added by Wade Spruill, Jr. on June 24, 2020
In 1976, Dr. Hopson and I met and started our long journey together after I selected him to be my Medical Director for the Mississippi Emergency Medical Services program. Our partnership lasted until we both resigned/retired in 2000, but our friendship continued and will forever. Space will not allow me to share what Briggs means to me, but he means so much to so many people. We worked hard, but we always had fun during our labors. His work is memorialized in Mississippi's health care system. 
I love and miss you, partner.
Respectively,
Wade N. Spruill, Jr.
This tribute was added by Jean Hill on June 24, 2020
We are so very sorry for the loss of Dr. Briggs Hopson. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together with Briggs and Pat. Medical meetings, pageants, dinners, Ole Miss Alumni events--so much fun! We will miss him but cherish our friendship with him. Our prayers are with Pat and the Hopson Family. Jean and Edward Hill
This tribute was added by Stanley B Kline on June 24, 2020
Briggs was a genuine and caring friend to all of us who were privileged to be in his presence. He will surely be missed by us, but his positive impact on this community and state will be perpetuated for generations.

May God's Blessings be with all of you in the days ahead.

Stan Kline
This tribute was added by Bill May on June 24, 2020
Dr. Hopson was a giant tree in the Forest of Life and made the world a much better place in so many ways. It was a joy and honor to know him.
His legacy is his family and you each embody his goodness and kindness.
Love to all of you and please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill May
This tribute was added by Walter McCallumt on June 24, 2020
Always enjoyed talking to Dr. Hopson. Life well lived and touched so many . Prayers to Hopson family.
This tribute was added by Joe Rankin on June 23, 2020
So many wonderful memories. What a legacy Briggs and Pat have left to so many. Briggs had such a gift... a gift of making people feel special.
He had the gift of healing through medicine.. a gift of seeing undeveloped potential.. a gift of making things happen...And always making us better people for having been his friend.
We will miss you my friend but we celebrate the memories you left with us
This tribute was added by Mary Sharp Rayner on June 23, 2020
I am heart broken to know that my friend, mentor. big brother Briggs is not going to sit with me at Ole Miss Alumni Meetings and tell me how much he loves his Alumna Mater. We worked so closely together for the years we served together at Ole Miss. A very important light has gone out in the Ole Miss Family. Jim and I cherished his friendship and grieve that he is no longer with us.
This tribute was added by Jeanine Griffith on June 23, 2020
What a wonderful life lived. Dr. Hopson was just good as gold. He gave so much of himself to our community and state. He is a shining example of living in humility and service. I am grateful to have worked as a nurse under his thoughtful leadership. He was a constant presence of support to nurses and he was loved and appreciated by so many. Thank you Dr. Hopson- may you rest in peace. I loved to see Dr. Hopson at the ballfield. It was so clear how proud he was of his grandchildren and how much he adored his family. Sincerest condolences to the Hopson family. Dr. Hopson was a positive light in this community and I will miss his presence in it.
Respectfully,
Jeanine, Tommy, Dale and Drew Griffith

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