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.


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15 Condolences for Henry Lee Hubbard

  • Prayers and condolences to the Hubbard Family. Uncle Lee was an amazing man. I feel honored to have had the opportunity to laugh and smile with him.

  • Joann, With all my Heart & Soul Im soooooooo sorry. And, without saying you know just how much I love you.
    God Bless.

  • My condolences and prayers for you Lee and family. You were a very good friend, Rest In Peace 💪🏽👊🏽🙏🏽💯

  • Sending prayers and love to Lee’s family during this time. Our family the Matthews grew up with him and most of the Hubbard family in the Village of Newark…..over the tracks…..Rip until we meet again friend.

  • Families give us many things love and meaning and purpose an opportunity to give and a sense of humor. Henry gave himself to others the best way he knew how. He was truly a blessing to the Hubbard family and his community. Henry will be missed. I’m so sorry for the loss of your brother, father, uncle and friend.

  • My prayers an with you an your family.. lee will be very missed by many people…

  • Very sorry for your loss JoAnn, Tammy, Marco and family. And for you Brothers who mourn another dear sibling. Damu will stay in our hearts always.

  • I will fondly remember Lee by his cool and gentle demeanor. He is would always approach me with a smile and warm embrace. We probably connected because of opposition of how our current President treated people, that really angered Lee. He loved helping people . He offered to come to Philadelphia to build emergency stairs for a rental home. We both love Art. So, Lee, I will keep up the fight against inhumanity. When I start painting I will begin the first time I lift my paint Bush to you. I’ll remember you dressed in off white linen, sporting a worn tan linen hat. Farewell Lee.

  • I will always remember Lee’s distinctive laugh!

  • Lee was a kind man who was loved by all who knew him my grandson loved him and Lee was always giving him things Colin outgrew

  • JoAnn, Tammy, Alisha, Marco, Shirley, Collin and all the other grandkids; you are in our thoughts. Know that Lee was a kind, caring soul. He always had a smile and good word to say about everyone. I am so glad he made a few trips to Seattle to be with the kids. He loved children and children good sense his love. He will be missed.

  • Rest easy cousin.

  • R.I.P. Cousin Lee ,Will be Missed but not Forgotten.

  • Lee was such a good person. Always had a smile on his face when I saw him and always had nice things to say. I’m glad to say that I had the honor of knowing you. Fly high with the angels Lee…

  • JoAnn sorry for your lost, my prayers are with you and your family. He will surely be missed. Blessings to you all.