Gladys Delores Hubbard was born on November 25, 1929 by a midwife at 208 99th Street, between First and Second Avenues in Manhattan, to the late parents of Henry and Clara Bacon. She was the fourth child of five children. All of her brothers predeceased her along with her parents. Some of Gladys’ childhood years were lived out in Manhattan. In 1943, Gladys moved to the Bronx.
Gladys graduated from Morris High School in the Bronx and thereafter went to secretarial school and graduated. She worked at Penny Shoe’s Company for ten years as an Assistant Bookkeeper until the company closed. She worked at another company as an Assistant Bookkeeper and doing clerical work. Gladys was a single parent of two children, Chucky F. Mack and Lisa Clara Moore and worked very hard to provide for her children.
In 1968, Gladys met Horace Hubbard and dated him for one year and they were married in May of 1969 and were married for 44 years until his death on September 22, 2013. From that union Nya J. Hubbard and Boel B. Hubbard were born totaling four children. She continued to work the majority of her pregnancy with Nya J. Hubbard before she took a long sabbatical from working. In the early 1980’s she went back to work as a Food Dietician at MS 118 in the Bronx where she retired from in June of 2003 after working their for twenty years.
Gladys enjoyed traveling. She was a diligent, hardworking and selfless person. She enjoyed talking with people and was a family oriented person, but most of all she was saved: she was a Christian woman.
In April 1995, Gladys received Jesus Christ as her Lord and savior and became a member of Thessalonian Baptist Church. After receiving the right hand of Fellowship Ministry briefly, she joined the Missionary Crusaders Ministry for many years.
In July 2019, her oldest son Chucky F. Mack passed.
Gladys leaves to mourn three children, Lisa Clara Moore, Nya J. Hubbard, and Boel Ben Hubbard; four grandchildren, Brian T. Moore, Braun T. Moore, Kiara Y. Hubbard, and Kamau E. Hubbard; nieces, Alice B. Simms, Dolores Bacon, and Linda Bacon; nephew, Robert H. Giles; grandnephews, Tony Wilson, Glenn Wilson, and Robert Nua Toy Giles; grandnieces and grandnephews, Zenzi Boone, Shoni Radcliffe, Sauti Williams and Jaree Simms; great-grandnephews and great-grandniece, Leonard, Jr., Jaiden, and Amara; along with a host of other relatives and friends.