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Harrison Steele Hopper, 26, died Friday, December 17, 2021, in Little Rock, Arkansas. There will be a graveside service Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at Eastover Memorial Cemetery in Oxford, MS with Rev. Fish Robinson and Rev. Laurie Jones officiating. The family finds comfort that Harrison’s final resting place is next to his cousin, LCPL Justin Haynes. Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in West Hall of Waller Funeral Home.
Harrison was born in 1995 to Richard and Judy Hopper. Born premature at 31 weeks, his life was what the doctors described as a miracle. His parents would welcome his brother Hayden just five years later, completing a perfect family. Harrison and Hayden were as close as brothers could be, sharing an unbreakable bond. Harrison was a faithful, loyal friend to a tight circle. Known for his compassionate heart, his parents were so proud when he chose to pursue a career in nursing. As a nurse, Harrison fearlessly and unselfishly provided care for ICU patients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He had a calm and caring demeanor that lent itself to excellence in patient care. Harrison had a heart for missions and served recently in Oaxaca, Mexico with a medical mission in 2019, and in 2020 served with Eight Days of Hope to provide hurricane clean up in Lake Charles, LA. He also served with many local community service events as a member of Community Church Oxford. Harrison was a disciplined athlete and member of the Oxford High School football team. In 2013, the team competed at the state championship, and Harrison was named all-conference honorable mention TE. There were many years of travel baseball with boys and parents who later became lifelong friends. Harrison’s parents were delighted when he took up their love for long distance running. This December would mark the one year anniversary of his first full marathon. Harrison enjoyed many hikes with family and friends, with rememberable hikes at Mt. Wheeler, New Mexico, at 13,167 feet elevation, and summitting Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park with his brother, Hayden. He loved all things outdoors, but hunting and fishing with friends were his favorite hobbies. Harrison was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching Ole Miss football.
Harrison was such a handsome young man, but didn’t know it. He was so humble and unaware of his attractive nature. Always quietly in the background, Harrison had a gentle spirit and never needed to be the center of attention. He was so strong and took everything in stride.
His family finds great comfort knowing that Harrison not only knew Jesus, but had a close relationship with Him. Harrison is preceded in death by his grandmother, Mary Kathleen Lubbers; his grandparents Walter and Janet Hopper; and his cousin, Justin Haynes.
Harrison is survived by his parents, Richard and Judy Hopper of Oxford, MS; his brother and sister-in-law, Hayden and Lola Hopper of Blue Mountain, MS; his grandparents, Kenneth Lubbers and his wife, Wanda of Southaven, MS; his aunts and uncles, Sandy and Kathy Haynes of Oxford, MS, Walter and Charlotte Hopper of Hernando, MS, Jennifer and Del Warfield of Hernando, MS, Karl and Melissa Lubbers of Horn Lake, MS, and Warren and Rita Lubbers of Horn Lake, MS; cousins Randall Mize and her husband, Lee of Oxford, MS, Austin Haynes and his fiancé, Hanna of Oxford, MS, Vance Hopper and his wife, Jessica of Bryant, AR, Landon Hopper of Hernando, MS, Will Warfield of Horn Lake, MS, Daniel Warfield of Horn Lake, MS, Savana Lubbers of Horn Lake, MS, Skylar Lubbers of Horn Lake, MS, Jessica Tuck and her husband, Tom of Starkville, MS, and Michael Lubbers; as well as a host of beloved cousins, friends, and co-workers.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions in Harrison’s memory may be made to the Harrison Memorial Fund through Community Church Oxford to benefit the construction of a hospital in Togo, Africa at https://pushpay.com/g/communityoxford?src=hpp. Select “Give One Time”. Next, in the “Fund” drop down menu, you’ll find “Harrison Hopper Togo West Africa Medical Missions”.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 5:00PM – 8:00PM
West Hall at Waller Funeral Home
419 Hwy 6 West
Oxford, MS 38655
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:00AM – 12:00AM
Eastover Memorial Cemetery
County Road 231
Oxford, MS 38655