Mrs. Hilda Grace Worley Hubbard entered into glory on December 20, 2021 at Southeastern Health in Lumberton, NC. She was born on January 11, 1936 to the late Mr. Rubin and Mrs. Molly Dixon Worley.
She graduated from Rosenwald High School in Fairmont, NC in 1953. Hilda moved to New York and attended John Gray College and, worked in several positions for the New York City Government. She retired from the New York Police Department as a detective in February 1984. She earned many awards and commendations including the Daily News Hero Award, President of the Guardian Association N.Y.P.D. 1983, and the Honor Legion N.Y.P.D. of New York Award, American Legion Certificate of Appreciation from King Department of New York, Detective Endowment Association Award, and many more exceptional achievements.
She was very active in Bethel Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. Hilda was executive chef at Harvest Manor (800 seat) cafeteria after her retirement. She owned and operated “Mother Hubbard's” restaurant in Brooklyn New York for 1 year stating “too much work” upon which she returned home to Lumberton and Fairmont, NC. Hilda became involved in many activities. She was a loyal member in the Rosenwald Alumni Association, The Black Carcus, NAACP, Mattie B. Haggins and many others. Hilda managed the Lumberton Christian Care Center “Soup Kitchen.” Hilda was a loyal and active member at First Baptist Church in Fairmont, NC. Her favorite job was the Tape Ministry and the Nurse's Aide. She enjoyed Bible Study and Sunday School. One of her passions in life was helping children and making her signature banana pudding. She loved her Photography as well.
She was preceded in death by her siblings Mrs. Samuel Worley and Marie Worley Bristow.
She leaves to cherish her memories to four sons, Andre and Derrick Hubbard of NY; Desi Hubbard: of Fayetteville, NC; and Dwight Bristow of NY; and a special nephew, Jerry Stephens of Lumberton, NC; and a special cousin, Gloria Campbell and a host of nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Also, many children who called her Grandma Hilda. She will forever be missed by all.
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