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Connie Hopkins Spivey

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Connie Hopkins Spivey, 55, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Community Hospice & Palliative Care’s Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, Fla.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Colquitt Dyal Hopkins and Frances Mizell Hopkins. After graduating in 1979 from Charlton County High School in Folkston, Ga., she attended Florida State College at Jacksonville and Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Fla.

Through the years, Connie was involved in the operations of Toledo Manufacturing Company, her family’s timber operations in southeast Georgia. Connie relocated in 2015 to Fernandina Beach from Melbourne, Fla. to be near her daughters and grandchildren.

Connie’s family will always remember her for having a heart of gold and being someone who took care of everyone else before herself. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1977 and her mother in 2012, as well as her son, Christopher Ryan Kohler, in 2010, and her nephew, Colquitt “Buck” Taylor, in 2004.

She leaves behind her daughters, Miale Spivey of Jacksonville and Brittany Spivey of Fernandina Beach; honorary daughter, Stacy Arredondo of Jacksonville; sisters, Kay Hopkins Rhoden and her husband, Barry, of St. Augustine, Fla., Gloria “Dee” Davis of Folkston, and Sherri Little of Columbus; former husband, Butch Spivey of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Bradley Jones, Madalyn Duve, Christian Jones, Ryan Jones, and Chase Hunt; nieces and nephews, Herbert “Benji” Taylor, Nicholas Taylor, Heather Morgan, and Meagan Taylor; and aunts, uncles and many extended family members. Connie was expecting the birth of her sixth grandchild, Chance Hunt, who is due to arrive on her birthday in December.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 in the Burgess Chapel of Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

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