Dylan Reed "DJ" Hopkins Jr., 8 days old, went home to our Lord on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, surrounded by his devoted family. He was born Dec. 12, 2012, in Portland, son of Dylan R. Hopkins Sr. and Melissa Conroy.

Although his life was short, his family said he gave them sweet memories to cherish forever and showed them the power of love.

He is survived by his father and mother; his paternal grandparents, Renee Lord of Monroe and Carl Hopkins of Troy; his maternal grandparents, Terri and Fred Peabody; an uncle, James Salemme of Connecticut; an aunt, Miranda Gathercole, and family of Troy; great-aunts Janice Small and Linda Lord; a great-uncle, Russell Lord; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was predeceased by an uncle, DJ Brooks.

A celebration of life will be held Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 143 High St., Belfast.