Jamie Hopson

I’ve had a beautiful life.”

“Every day wasn’t sunny out there,” says Jamie Hopson, recalling a long career with the Memphis Sanitation Department. As a striking marcher, he witnessed the violent calamity between police and protesters in 1968. Through life, faith has helped him maintain a good attitude — that and a solid marriage to his wife, Jean. By staying true to one another, “you really can make it,” he says.