Vera Ellen


April 29, 1933

May 29, 2019

Vera Ellen Hopkins Thacker, 86, of Ridgeway, Va., passed away on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at UNC Rockingham. She was born April 29, 1933, in Ridgeway, Va., to the late Benton Earl and Mary Solomon Hopkins. She was a graduate of Ridgeway High School and a member of Mercy Crossing.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Franklin Hopkins.

Mrs. Thacker is survived by her husband, Walter Clarence Thacker; daughter, Rhonda Thacker Price; sons, Rodney Daryl Thacker, and Earl Lynn Thacker; brother, Thomas Hopkins; five grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Mercy Crossing, with Pastor Jimmy Wood officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Fair Haven Memorial Park.

Wright Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family. On Line condolences may be made at