Merla (Thomas) Hopkins, of Baltimore, went to be with our Lord on March 13, 2019. She was born February 14, 1950, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. She was a beloved wife, mother and daughter who will be sorely missed by all. She was such a caring person in spite of her own health problems. She is survived by her devoted husband of 42 years, Jim Hopkins; daughter, Misty Hopkins; son, Jimmy Hopkins; grandson, Anthony McKenzie; granddaughter, Avery Hopkins; and mother, Martha Thomas. She was preceded in death by father, Ken Thomas; and sister, Sandy Thomas. Merla was a graduate of Brookhaven High School and Ohio University. She attended Walnut Creek Baptist Church in Baltimore. Arrangements by Newcomer, Grove City-private family services.