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Lillian "Lill" Burris Hoopman

February 24, 1943 September 2, 2017
Lillian "Lill" Burris Hoopman
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Lillian “Lill” Hoopman, 74, of Charleston, entered into glorious rest with her Savior on September 2, 2017. Lill was born in Santa Ana, CA to the late John E. “Jack” and Lillian M. Burris. She graduated from Milford High School, DE and enjoyed Girl Scouts, American Legion Auxiliary Girls State, and varsity field hockey and basketball. Upon graduating from the University of Delaware with a BA in Education, she taught 12th grade history at Perry Hall High School in Maryland. Following her teaching career, Lill enjoyed caring for her family in Kingsville, MD. For a decade, she helped organize local designer show houses to benefit the American Cancer Fund. Lill served on the Board of Directors of Burris Logistics for 38 years. Alongside her parents, brothers, and Burris Logistics employees, Lill enjoyed volunteering for 30 years at the Milford Hospital Fair. Lill treasured her many family beach memories as a lifetime summer resident of Lewes, Delaware and in retirement on Kiawah Island, SC. During the last decade, she enjoyed the Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Kiawah Island photography club and golf. In 2016, Bob and Lill transitioned to their new home, Bishop Gadsden, a life care retirement community.

She is survived by her loving husband of 52 years, Robert L. “Bob” Hoopman; a son and daughter-in-law, Brad and Stephanie Hoopman of West Chester, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, John and Jane Hoopman of Middletown, DE; and six grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Cathy Burris, and Howard and Debbie Burris; and sister-in-law Susan Burris, the wife of the late Robert D. Burris.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30am at the Bishop Gadsden chapel. A reception will follow at Bishop Gadsden. Interment will be private and held at a later date in Lewes, DE.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like memorial contributions made to: Bishop Gadsden Resident Assistance Fund, 1 Bishop Gadsden Way, Charleston, SC 29412.

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Arrangements entrusted to McALISTER-SMITH FUNERAL HOME, JAMES ISLAND CHAPEL, 347 Folly Road, Charleston, SC 29412, Phone: 843-614-8494.

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10:30 AM 9/18/2017 10:30:00 AM
Bishop Gadsden Chapel

1873 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412

Bishop Gadsden Chapel
1873 Camp Road Charleston 29412 SC

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