Carol Conerly Hopper
1945 - 2020
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Carol Conerly Hopper, age 74, passed away on May 17, 2020, with her family by her side. She was born July 1, 1945 in Baton Rouge, the second of four children. Her father was the branch manager for Sealtest Foods while her mother ran the house. Carol graduated from Baton Rouge High School in 1963 and earned her bachelor's degree in Education from LSU where she met Michael "Mike" Hopper. Mike and Carol married in 1967, Carol earned her master's, and the couple moved to Houston. Carol taught math and later became the Assistant Principal of Curriculum at Aldine Junior High. A few years after their first daughter was born the couple decided to move back home to Baton Rouge. In Baton Rouge Carol taught middle school math off and on while Mike worked at the Exxon plastics plant, and their second daughter was born. Carol made sure both of her children graduated high school with honors and were very involved in both church and school activities. Throughout her life Carol remained an avid sports fan, especially of LSU, the Saints, and the Astros. In her later years Carol enjoyed many an afternoon on the Amite River with her family, a book from her extensive home library, and the daily New York Times crossword puzzle. Carol was preceded in death by her parents, James and Evelyn "Dutch" Varnado Conerly. She is survived by her husband, Michael Hopper; daughter, Lindsay Hopper; daughter, Erin Rogers, her husband, Kendal, and their son, Hayden; older sister, Lelia Prange, and her husband Joseph; younger brother, James Conerly Jr., and his wife Betty; and younger sister, Jane Blades, and her husband Wesley. A private memorial service for the family will be held at Pine Ridge Methodist. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pine Ridge Methodist Church, 3893 Hwy 440, Kentwood, Louisiana 70444, or to a charity of your choice. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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Published in The Advocate from May 23 to May 24, 2020.
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May 27, 2020
So sorry for your lost Mike
God Bless our hearts and prayers are with
your family
Emmett E Slack
Coworker
May 27, 2020
We are sorry for your loss Mike. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Just found out. George and Connie Price
George Price
Coworker
May 27, 2020
Mike, I'm so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Carol starting in the second grade. We lived around the corner from each other and in fact I delivered her parents their paper. She was always a very sweet young lady always caring for others. She will be missed by many. Gods Blessing be with you and your family!!
James Hays
Friend
May 26, 2020
So sorry for your loss , Mike. Will be praying for you and yours
Don Garland
Coworker
May 26, 2020
Dear Mike,
So sorry for your great loss. I hope there is consolement in the following verses : "For He himself knows our frame; He is mindful that we are but dust." - Psalm 103 : 14 - , and Lamentations 3 : 21 - 26, but especially 3 : 24 "The LORD is my portion", says my soul, "Therefore I have hope in Him." You and your family are in my prayers.
James Chetta
Coworker
May 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Carols passing. She was my best friend in high school and in our first few years at LSU. She was a great friend and we had lots of fun spending our free time together, going to games, drive-in movies, Thunderbird beach, etc. Even though I havent seen her since college, I often think of her and remember our friendship. Our lives took different paths after we married, but she always had a special place in my heart. My condolences to you Mike, your daughters and the rest of the family. We will see her again.
Sylvia Figgers (nee Gonzalez)
Friend
May 24, 2020
Carol was a Lovely and Kind Person. I came to know Carol, Lelia, Jim & Jane thru Dutch their Mother and one of my Dearest Friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Mike, and to the girls Lindsey & Erin and their families. Also to Carols siblings Lelia, Jim & Jane along with their extended families. Times like these are so hard to accept. We are All Blessed to have shared a moment in Carols Life. Kelly Smith
Kelly (hairstylist) Smith
Friend
May 24, 2020
A Lovely And Kind Person Always, whom I came to know very well thru my Dear Friend Dutch. Thoughts and prayers to Mike,Lindsey, Erin and grandchildren.
Lelia, Jim And Jane you & families are also in my prayers. How Blessed We All are to have known and shared life with Carol.
Kelly ( hair Stylist) Smith
Friend
May 24, 2020
Michael, I am so sorry to read about Carol.
She was a wonderful lady, and I know you
will miss her terribly. My thoughts and prayers
are with you and yours.
Ann Winston Stegall
Ann Winston Stegall
May 23, 2020
Terry and I are so sorry to hear about Carol. Each time we would see each other we would say," Lets get together", but never did. We are so thankful and blessed to have connected with this family , good memories. Our sincere sympathy to Mike, Lindsey, Erin and family, Jane and family and her other family members that we never had the opportunity to meet. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, hugs and friendship.
Debra & Terry Burhoe
Debra Burhoe
Friend
May 23, 2020
Mike, Lindsay, Erin, Kendal and Hayden -- We have been so saddened to hear that Carol is not here on earth with us any longer. We know how much she was looking forward to being closer to you, Erin, and your family, so our hearts hurt with you that that won't happen now. Thank you for sharing such wonderful stories of the ways she loved you generously. I like what Dorthey said about the flowers in Heaven getting more meticulous care because of Carol's presence there. I can totally imagine that being the case and after seeing your yard, I hope my place in Heaven is next door so I can enjoy that view! We will keep you all in our prayers as you walk into these next chapters of life.
Joel and Krista
Friend
May 21, 2020
Carol was a wonderful sister n law. She was full of fun, books & she loved her family very much. I will miss her & all she did to help me after my husband passed away. Michael supported me during my time in helping me with his twin brother, Melvin. Forever grateful & she will be missed by so many.
Nancy Hopper
Family
May 20, 2020
Carol lived her life well ... she showed love by giving help to those who needed care, and enjoyed her family and friends. She loved working in her yard. I know the plants and flowers in Heaven will be even more beautiful as they receive her meticulous care. She will be missed.
Dorthey Rogers
Family
May 20, 2020
I am so heartbroken to hear this sad news. Carol was always so sweet to me - she was a great neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. May God send them comfort and peace.
Carol Rumfola Jenkins
Friend
May 20, 2020
Although we hardly knew Carol, we know of her devotion to her family and her faith. Our deepest sympathy to your family.
Marvin Fletcher
Acquaintance
May 19, 2020
Mrs. Carol was a lovely lady and know she will be missed by all. My thoughts and prayers have been and will continue to be with the Hopper and Rogers family.
With deepest sympathy,
Caroline Burke Cerise and family
Caroline Cerise
Friend
May 19, 2020
Beautiful lady inside and out. I am happy to have known her Will miss seeing her face.
Angela Roy
Acquaintance
May 19, 2020
I will miss Carol so much. Sharing authors and books with her and just talking about so many things. She was a great friend. Love, Julie
Julie Smith
Friend
May 19, 2020
My sincere sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all
Ann Huff
May 19, 2020
Our deepest sympathy
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