Jimmy Dean Hopkins, 52, of Effingham, IL, formerly of Mode, IL, passed away at 6:29 PM Wednesday Mar. 25, 2015 at his home.

Jimmy was born May11, 1962 in Shelbyville, IL the son of Kenneth and Shirley Rose Hopkins.

Jimmy was a collector of dishes and jewelry and enjoyed travelling to auctions and sales.

He worked as a nurse’s aid in area nursing homes.

Surviving are his mother, Shirley Hopkins of Effingham; life partner for 33 years, Don Christer of Effingham; brothers and sisters: Fred (Beverly) Hopkins of Joplin, MO, Frank(Mary Ann) Hopkins of Shelbyville, Bill (Wendy) Hopkins of Fancher , IL, Debra ( John) Monk ofEffingham, IL and Roy (Rose) Hopkins of Cowden, IL; several nieces, nephews , cousins and his faithful dog Jake.

He was preceded in death by his father Kenneth.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday Mar. 30, 2015 in Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Shelbyville.Visitation will be for one hour before the service on Monday in the funeral home.Memorials may be given to his mother, Shirley, for causes to be chosen by the Family.

On line condolences may be made to the Family at www.lockartgreenfuneralhome .com