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Daniel Joseph Hopkins, 21

June 19, 2014

Daniel Joseph Hopkins, 21, of Orange Park, Florida, was reunited with his Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at home with his mom by his side.

He was born Dec. 28, 1992, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Daniel had an incurable, rare brain disorder known as Neuro-degeneration Brain Iron Accumulation.

He graduated from his hospital bed last month from Middleburg High School.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Emory (Joe) Helsel; and his great-grandparents Clarence and Anna Hopkins and Donald and Ruby Reagle.

He is survived by his parents, William and Shelly Brannen Jr.; sister Kairstin Hopkins; brother William Brannen III of Orange Park;
grandparents Linda Helsel of Orange Park, Stanley and Robin Hopkins of Rossiter, and William and Jan Brannen Sr. of Jacksonville, Florida; uncles and aunts Roger and Melissa Jewell and Scott and Angie Hopkins; and cousins Quinton and Shelby Jewell, and Christopher Hopkins.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014, at the Richard L. Fait Funeral Home in Punxsutawney, followed immediately by a celebration of his life and a graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to NBIADisorders.org.

Online condolences may be made at www.faitfuneralhome.com.

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