Nerman Mae Dobynes Hubbard

April 12, 1951 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Nerman Mae Dobynes Hubbard Obituary

Nerman Mae Hubbard, at the age of 72, passed away on September 7, 2023, in Rockville, Maryland. She was born, in Marion, Alabama, to the late Mary Dobynes and Ernest Moore. Nerman, or Nerma as she was affectionately called, was a beloved daughter, mother, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and friend. But her greatest joys were her two sons, Matthew Irving Hubbard and Michael Brandon Hubbard, and her mother, Mary Dobynes, with whom she was very close.

Nerma was known for her contagious smile and her ability to find the positive side to every situation. She was always upbeat. She faced life with a smile. 

Nerma was a highly accomplished individual who made a significant impact in various aspects of her life. She was a former co-founder and first president of a book club that is still ongoing. She dedicated her time and efforts to charitable and good causes, leaving a positive mark on her community. Nerma's vibrant personality and unwavering positivity were truly inspiring to all who knew her.

In terms of her education, Nerma graduated from New Britton High School in Connecticut, and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1973. She furthered her education at Columbia University, where she obtained a Master of Arts degree in 1974. Nerma's pursuit of knowledge continued, and she attended The Catholic University of America, where she earned her Juris Doctorate in 1982.

Throughout her career, Nerma excelled in the legal field.  She served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of Chief Counsel at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from 1982 to 1989, first in the Legislation and Regulations Division and then in Employee Benefits and Exempt Organizations.  While at the IRS, she was detailed to a staff position with the Minority Staff Committee on Ways and Means, on Capitol Hill, where she made valuable contributions from 1988 to 1989. Nerma's dedication and expertise were quickly recognized, and she was then recruited by Marriott International in Bethesda, Maryland, where she worked as a Vice President and Senior Counsel until her retirement.

Outside of her professional life, Nerma had a passion for travelling, reading, and playing tennis. She had a host of very close friends, including Mae Simms Boggs, Jenna Cullins, Renay France, Annie Alexander, Willie Armstrong, Vernon Carter, and Joan McKenzie, just to name a few. Some she worked with, some were in the book club with her, some played tennis with her, and some she just enjoyed being with on picnics and other activities. Her hobbies allowed her to relax and enjoy her free time, further showcasing her well-rounded nature.

Nerma confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age and, while in Rockville, attended the Mt Calvary Baptist Church. She also sometimes attended Shiloh Baptist Church in DC with her friend Annie Alexander and had her son Matthew dedicated to the Lord at that church with her friend Renay France being named as his godmother.

Nerma is survived by her sons, Matthew Irving Hubbard and Michael Brandon Hubbard, a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins, including a very close cousin, Ella Louise Pryor. Nerma was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Dobynes, who passed away in 2015, and her grandparents, Dial Dobynes and Ella Pryor Dobynes.

 Funeral services in Alabama will be held at her childhood church: New Oak Grove Baptist Church in Marion, Alabama on Saturday, October 14, 2023 12 Noon. She will be laid to rest beside her mother in the New Oak Grove Cemetery.

  Nerma Mae Hubbard will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. Her legacy of kindness, positivity, and dedication to her community will continue to inspire others for years to come.

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Interment following funeral service

New Oak Grove Baptist Church
150 Cty. Rd. 127
Marion, AL 36756

Funeral Service
October 14, 2023

12:00 PM
New Oak Grove Baptist Church
150 Cty. Rd. 127
Marion, AL 36756


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