Joseph Hubbard was born on August 11, 1929 to George and Laura Hubbard. Joseph was preceded in death by his beloved wife Mildred Buie Hubbard; his brothers, Albert and George Hubbard; and his sister, Doris Hubbard Gilliam. He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted sisters; Laura Mae Thomas, Mable Hannah Cox, and Betty Jean Stanford; five stepchildren; James, Jr, Ester, Darline, Jarvis, and Godfrey McAllister, along with a host of nieces, nephews, extended family members, and friends. Joseph attended the Southern School for the Deaf (SSD) in Baton Rouge, LA. He served as Treasurer and was an active member in SSD activities. It was in Baton Rouge where he met and married, for over 35 years to Mildred Buie Hubbard. For many years, Joe was self-employed as an upholsterer. Later on, he went on to work at a coffee plant where he retired. Jo-Joe, as he was affectionately called by his siblings, was the definition of a family man. He enjoyed being around family. Joe loved playing dominoes and word search puzzles. He loved traveling to a variety of Deaf events across the United States. After a brief illness, Joseph left his earthly home on August 25, 2019 at 11:22 pm at the age of 90. One of his fondest moments was reigning as King of the National Black Deaf Advocates Masquerade Ball in 2018. He will truly be missed
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