Nola Mae Hobson was born April 1, 1933 to Thomas and Anna Ayers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was the oldest of ten children. Nola graduated from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh. She passed to eternity on July 16, 2021.
In 1955, Nola moved to Detroit, Michigan where she later met and married Oscar Douglass Hobson Jr on March 1, 1958. To this union four children were born: Karen, Mark, Lisa, and Oscar III. She had five grandchildren: Jessica, Brittany, Michael II, James III, and Lauryn plus one great grandchild Londyn.
Nola was known for her culinary talents through Hobson's Wedding Service and cooking for family and friends. She also enjoyed traveling with family throughout the country and Canada.
She graduated from business school and had several secretarial jobs working for the government and Detroit Public Schools, culminating in a coveted position as an executive secretary at Bendix Corporation.
Nola was preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Robert, Alfred, and Douglas. She leaves behind the aforementioned children, grandchildren, and great grandchild, six siblings, Dorothy (Freddy), Debra, Gerald, Donna (Ronald), Gil, and Gail (Harold); three brothers-in-law, one special son, Gary Green, aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren, friends, and her church family.
Viewing took place on July 24 at Haley Funeral Directors and the Funeral Service was held on July 25 at The Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills. Interment took place July 28 at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly Michigan.
Published by Detroit Free Press on Aug. 8, 2021.