In Loving Memory

Willard David “Bunnie” Hopson

February 9, 1961 - September 13, 2023

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Willard David “Bunnie” Hopson, a native of Prichard, AL and a resident of Pensacola, FL, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

David graduated from Satsuma High School.  He worked at Tom’s Dairy Freeze while in high school.  He is well loved by family and friends in Mobile, as well as friends who became family in Pensacola.  He was known as a “legend” for his work as a DJ and stage director in Pensacola as well as Mobile. 

David fought cancer for 18 months.  Cancer took him physically little by little, but never took his mind or sense of humor.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Willard Hopson and Shirley Carder Hopson.  He is survived by his siblings, Deborah Hopson, Delaine Hopson Phillips (Bubba), Darlene Hopson Hunter ( Wayne) and Donna Hopson Hooper; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.

There will be a gathering for family and friends to celebrate the life of “Bunnie”, held on Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 5PM – 8PM, at The Roundup, 560 E Heinberg Street, Pensacola, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made in his memory to your local food bank or charity of your choice.

Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.

10 Comments

  1. Todd Mitchell

    I’m sure you and Sara are together again like the old days.
    You will be missed friend.

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  2. Deborah Hopson

    Sadly and selfishly I’d rather have you here❤️🌹🪽 but not with the pain you had. I can’t even imagine and fathom how you endured as long as you did, but that was you, you made it work .. just as you did in all parts of your life. You’ve touch so many people’s lives and helped them find their paths. I am eternity thankful you have been in my life my life, baby brother. I will see you again with no tears or pain. Catch up with Maw maw, Pawpaw, Melissa and all other family member who passed before you…. We will all be together again.
    Love you and with keep you in my heart ❤️

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  3. John Raymond Vann

    BUNNIE WAS A WONDERFUL FRIEND AND I WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH. FOR ALL THE HAPPY TIMES AND GREAT MUSIC AND SOUNDS KNOWLEDGE ..BUNNIE SHARED .. HE WOULD PLAY A GREAT SONG FOR ANYONE .
    BUNNIE WAS ALWAYS A HAPPY PERSON AND SO MUCH FUN TO BE AROUND FOR ONE OF MY GREATEST BUDDIES AND FRIENDS …BUNNIE HOPSON CALLED ME JOHNNY WHO HE KNEW ME AS A FRIEND ALWAYS. LOVE YOU .JOHNNY AKA RONNIE VANN . WHENEVER BUNNIE WAS TENDING BAR HE ALWAYS MADE SURE I HAD A BEER!

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  4. Angie Mayo

    Oh Bunnie, you are missed by so many! You were one of a kind! Love you!

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  5. Irene Martin

    I remember back when we were in our 20’s and you were a dj at cpa. You always had a quack sense of humor and you always made everyone laugh. I didn’t get to see you much in the later years, and it saddened my heart to hear you were ill, I hope you find peace up there over the rainbow, knowing you your sitting on top of the rainbow. Well my old friend RIP, your ole friend Irene

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  6. Al Vaughan

    We had many years of friendship and lots of fun at David’s Lounge in Mobile, where you started a wonderful career and life. Rest in peace my dear friend,

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  7. Susan

    Bunnie, you are one of a kind. 31 years of friendship, we were always there for each other to vent to. You will be dearly missed my friend.

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  8. Carl Ridenour/ Angel Collins

    I will miss you my friend and your incredible stories. The last time I saw you in the hospital I came in while you were sleeping and I sat there for about 30 minutes before you woke up. When you opened your eyes you looked around for a minute, not realizing anyone was in the room so when I stood up and walked forward towards you , you jumped and was startled. You said, “ Oh my God, I thought I had died.”. We both laughed and I will never forget that precious time I spent with you talking.

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  9. Jeffrey Allen

    Bunnie, We had 37 years of friendship, roommates, and working together at the Office on Wright Street. After I moved to Atlanta I always wanted to see you. Thank you for being a good friend. I have a lot of great memories of you that I will cherish.

    To the Hopson family, I am so sorry for the passing of David aka Bunnie—prayers for the entire family.

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  10. McKinzey Clementino

    Bunnie was always so kind and loving !! He will be greatly missed! And never forgotten! I love you!💖 fly high with the angels until we meet again friend! 💖🙏💖🙏

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