Passages: Peyton Hopkins (1919-2013)
Peyton Hopkins, passed away at the age of 94 last week. Hopkins is survived by his partner of 61 years, Jim Cooper, and his close friend and care taker Bob Dougherty.
One of the original founders of Tuesday’s Angels. Hopklns was known for his deep caring for those most in need, and his effort to assist people with HIV. It is his sustaining legacy.
“His impact in making a positive difference in peoples’ lives has been enormous in the HIV community. He was also involved in the food bank of Poverello for many years,” said Chuck Nichols.
Nicholls, speaking for Tuesday’s Angels, added: “In addition to helping clients, Peyton has been an inspiration to those who have followed him on the board. His compassion for helping others and his kindness to all has been a model that we strive to emulate. Peyton has made a difference in the lives of so many individuals in the South Florida Community.”
Hopkins was awarded the Halo award by his fellow board members for his distinguished service to our community, one of only three persons to receive such an honor.
Donations in memory of Peyton can be sent to:
1994 Sunrise Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304
Tuesday’s Angels is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that was created in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1993 which provides assistance to financially needy individuals afflicted with HIV/AIDS. One hundred percent of all donations directly support clients who quality. T.A.’s is an exemplary volunteer staffed provider of client assistance for individuals that have maintenance the highest client service standards and continue to have an outstanding philanthropic reputation within our South Florida community.