Cloteal Hopkins was born on January 16, 1933 on the Leo and Kirkpatrick’s Farm in Telico, Texas. The daughter of Jimmy and Beatrice Bradley-Gant. Seven other children were born to the family; James Gant, Adolphe Gant, Aristine Gant, Naomi Ruth-George, Gretta Gant-Williams, Erma Gant and Rufus Lewis Gant.
Cloteal attended elementary school in Telico and finish high school at the George Washington Carver High School in Ennis, Texas. Cloteal found love and married Lemuel Hopkins.
Cloteal is survived by one son Winston Williams, grandchildren, one sister, Naomi Gant-George and a host nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
A light went out of my life
Shadows were everywhere
Daylight eventually came
The brightness was never the same.
Sleep on my loved one
Peace is yours.
Your life's work is done.
All who knew you can only say
Some stars shine so brightly
They are never dull.
Their light shines on all our lives
Just as yours had done.