Hubert J. Sealey, 53, of Fairmont, departed this life on December 17, 2018 at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 6, 1965, to the late Hubert and Beulah Sealey.
Hubert graduated from Fairmont High School in 1985 prior to earning his Basic Law Enforcement Certification from Robeson Community College. Fairmont High School is also where he met his wife, partner, and best friend, Linda Richardson. The two were married on August 9, 1990. He was known for his great personality and humorous wit; when asked how his day was going his favorite quote was, “If I had a tail, I’d wag it”.
Hubert was a loving husband, devoted father and a friend to all. He began his law enforcement career working for the Lumberton police department. He then transitioned to state government where he worked for 26 years beginning with the NC Department of Corrections, followed by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles, moving onto the NC State Highway Patrol, and ending with 7 years of service with the Red Springs Police Department. He served 12 years as Robeson County Commissioner for District 2. During his time as county commissioner he served on various community and state boards.
Hubert was an active member of the community. He was a lifetime member of the Robeson County NAACP, a member of the United Robeson County Black Caucus, a member of Olive Branch Lodge # 93, a Trustee at Mill Branch Baptist Church and former 4-H Leader.
He is preceded in death by his parents Hubert and Beulah Sealey, two brothers Ray Charles Sealey and Richard C. Sealey, one sister Cookie Sealey, his father in law Andrew Richardson and a two favorite aunts Lucy Edwards, and Bessie Jones.
He leaves to cherish his fond memories his wife of 28 years Linda Richardson Sealey, four daughters, Kristen Yakira Sealey, Ashley Elaine Sealey, Selena Sheree Sealey, and Tasha Angel Sealey all of Fairmont NC; Three brothers, Fragal Jones of Lake View SC, Willie Sealey (Ora Mae) of Lumberton, NC, Richard Sealey (Tina) of Buford Georgia, four sisters, Brenda McDaniel (Donald) of Lake View, SC, Katie Sealey of Fairmont, Carolyn Roberts (Jeffrey) of Fairmont, a beloved mother in law, Alice Richardson of Lumberton, four sisters in laws, Diahann Richardson (Brian) of Raleigh, NC, Gwendolyn Curry (Cclanus) of Raleigh NC, Susan Maxwell (Johnathan) of Fayetteville, NC and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives.