Maggirwar, Rhonda Jill Hopkins (Cleveland)

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Rhonda Maggirwar
Rhonda Maggirwar

Rhonda Jill Hopkins Maggirwar, 48, of Cleveland, TN went home to be with her Lord and Savior on November 16, 2017 after a long and difficult battle with cancer.

She was born on July 1, 1969 to Ray and Myrna Hopkins. Jill was a graduate of Bradley Central High School and attended Lee University. She was also a member of Public Church where she loved working with her friends and community groups. Jill was an animal lover and a dog sitter for many years. While she cared for all animals, she especially loved her dog, Poca. Jill was also an avid Clemson Football Fan.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Glenn C. and Ruth Pettyjohn and James and Pauline Hopkins.

She is survived by her parents, Ray and Myrna Hopkins; husband, Rajesh Maggirwar; sister, Trinka (Bill) McClure; aunts and uncles: Jim and Patti Hopkins, Steve and Debbie Hopkins, Linda Mackendree, Jerry and Gaye Smith, and Carol Pettyjohn; cousins: Chad (Jennifer) Hopkins, Melanie (Chris) Leonard, Stephanie (Derek) Sims, Tammy (Greg) Caudle, Tim (Julie) Mackendree, Heather (Clint) Jenkins, Allison (Tim) Allen, Tony Black, Tami Hatfield, and Kelley Street. In addition to these, she leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends.

Jill’s family would also like to thank Hospice of Chattanooga and L’Tanya and Jason for their help and Candace with Helping Hands of Cleveland. 

A celebration of life service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Companion Funeral Home with Todd Stevison, Todd Humbert, Mark Williams, Mitch Maloney, Cy Harris, and David Blair officiating.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1-2:30 p.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Eddie Jones, Bruce Blair, Derek Sims, Chris Gee, Wayne Slocumb, Lee Seales, Shawun Davis, and Tim Ogle will serve as pallbearers. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Jill or your condolences with her family at her online memorial at www.companionfunerals.com.

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Maggirwar family with these arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Bradley County Animal Shelter, American Cancer Society, and Cystic Fibrosis.



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