Michael Lee Hopson, president of the '71 Titan Foundation, died in Alexandria, on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 27. Michael is a 1974 graduate of T.C. Williams High School. As a sophomore, he was a member of the football team on which the movie "Remember the Titans" was based. He also played varsity football and basketball for T.C. for three years and was active in student government. Michael went on to play football for the University of Richmond.
Michael recently retired from the United States Postal Service to work with T. C. Williams students. He also worked part time for the Alexandria Department of Recreation for much of his career. For a number of years he also sold men’s' clothing for Britches of Georgetown.
Michael Hopson is survived by his son, Travis, and three daughters — Kaylen, Amanda, and Chelsea. One daughter, Blair, preceded him in death. He is also survived by a brother, Derrick; four sisters — Constance, Jennifer, Joan and Angela; and a loving fiance, Kathryn. Also left behind to cherish his memories are a host of relatives and friends.
The wake was held on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Roberts Memorial United Methodist Church in Alexandria. The funeral will be held at Alfred Street Baptist Church at 301 South Alfred Street on Thursday, Oct. 4 at noon, with viewing beginning at 10 a.m. The burial will follow immediately after the service at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Annandale, followed by a repast at Alfred Street Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts to be made to the Michael Hopson/'71 Titan Foundation Scholarship through the Alexandria Scholarship Fund. www.alexscholarshipfund.org