Henry Lee Hubbard
February 10, 1947 - July 19, 2019
Henry Lee Hubbard, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home with his family on Friday, July 19, 2019.
Born in Pittsylvania, VA on February 10, 1947, he was the son of the late Jake and Fleesie Hubbard. Henry Lee was a decorated Army Vietnam War Veteran, who proudly and bravely served his country. Henry had a few interesting jobs throughout his life, his favorite was going out to sea to meet oil tankers and barges to gauge the oil content and quality. Henry was a handy man and could fix anything. Neighbors would call and ask for Mr. Lee to come fix things for them and often times he would not take any money for it. He volunteered at The Boys and Girls club in Wilmington to teach arts and crafts to help keep the young ones off the streets. Henry was a talented artist and one year even had his own gallery showing at the Uof D. Henry loved music and he had his own little soul train dance moves and sang in the church choir. He always had a smile on his face and a good word for everyone he met. Henry taught our family to be kind to the homeless and less fortunate. Whenever he saw a person on the corner with a sign, he would stop and give them something even if it was the last dollar in his pocket. He saw something good and beautiful in everyone and everything.
Henry was such a good and kind man, but he had his crazy days just like all of us. His Mama always told us “if you can get past Henry’s flaws, he has a good, big heart.” That’s why people loved him, HIS HEART.
Henry leaves behind the real love of his life, JoAnn Teresa; daughter, Tamara Lee; son, Marco Mason Lee and daughter-in-law, Shirley; grandchildren, Alisha, Collin, Vincent, Jr., Michael, Marley, Dezmond and Clayton; 3 great grandchildren; four brothers, Harry, Calvin, Jake and Bonia, and a host of family and friends too numerous to name. He had 8 siblings who preceded him.
The service will be held privately at Henry’s request.