Joseph Andrew Hebb, Sr., 83 of Great Mills, MD (formerly of Compton, MD), received his wings into the Pearly Gates of Paradise on Friday, February 7, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Joseph was born on August 27, 1936, to the late Mary Florine Turner Hebb Robinson and James Ignatius Hebb, Sr. Joseph was a life-long resident of St. Mary’s County, MD and was educated in the St. Mary’s County School system. On April 22, 1957, he married the love of his life, Mary Catherine Holly at St. Francis Xavier Church in Compton, MD. From that union eleven children were born (two sets of twin boys did not survive).
He became an avid entrepreneur at a young age and continued to pursue his dream as becoming a millionaire. He continued to follow his passion of becoming a business owner and was the operator and owner of Stardust Lounge in Charlotte Hall, MD and operator of Park Avenue Bar, Leonardtown, MD and White Pine Club in Chaptico, MD. He carried on many roles such as softball team president and coach of the “Compton Girls” who consisted of his loving children, sisters and nieces. He was the president of his “CB Club”, carrying the title of “Love Man”. He loved his CB Club which consisted of family members and friends. He led a convoy to Eastern Shore, MD (aka St. Michael’s) to visit his late Aunt Ella Mae Turner Wilson; cousin-in-law, Wilbur Martin and late cousin, Mary Rose. He talked about that party weekend for days, showing off with Cadillacs, Oldsmobiles and beepers. He also considered himself “Mr. Lawyer”, who knew the legal system and counseled many about legal issues.
Joseph and his wife, Mary extended their love and support to many who needed a helping hand, a place to stay or eat. He spread his infectious smile and laughter wherever he went; always throwing his hand up and waving to folks as he drove around town. He loved to dance and party, listening to his favorites (Clarence Carter, Bobby Womack, Marvin Sease and Roy C. He loved watching the Baltimore Orioles games and western shows with his wife, and we couldn’t bother him while he was eating hard crabs and watermelon. He also enjoyed hanging out playing poker and socializing with his good buddies, Jimmy Mills, Bootsie Briscoe, David Herbert, George Stewart, Louis Thomas, Sylvester Phillips, Gerard Butler and his other buddies who are walking around in paradise now (Roy Wilson, Philip Mugg, Chester Swales, Bootsie Fenwick, Bobby Bush, Jim Boy Morgan, Clark Beaner, Joseph Johnson and Ms. Mary Spears). Joseph was well known and loved by many in St. Mary’s County, as well as in the DMV area.
In addition to his parents, Joseph was preceded in death by his son, Joseph A. Hebb, Jr.; granddaughter, Angel A. Holley; great grandson, Masiah M. Murray; sisters, Mary Florene Mason (Jeremiah), Mary Viola Jones (Richard), Mary Ann Hebb Wilkins (Theodore), Delores Thomas (Bernard); brothers, James Ignatius Hebb, Jr. (Catherine), Thomas Leroy Hebb (Margaret), Horace Bernard Robinson; his mother-in-law, Rose Helen Young Holly Martin; his father-in-law, Ollie Martin; sisters-in-law, Mary Louise Holly, Madeline Holly and Margaret Ann Holly; brother-in-law, Francis Neal; step-brother, Charles Aloysious Robinson, Sr.; step-sister, Mary Ella Lucas; aunt, Ella Mae Turner Wilson; special nieces, Lucy Barnes Matthews, Paula Hebb, Maria Mason and Carolyn Mason; special nephews, Jeremiah Mason, Richard Mason, Thomas Leroy Mason, Joseph William Mason and Francis Barnes and a special cousin, Joseph Taylor.
Joseph leaves to cherish his legacy to his loving, devoted wife of 62 years, Mary Catherine (Holly) Hebb; his loving, devoted children, Mary C. Hebb Thomas, of California, MD, Joyce V. Gordon (Carl), of Lexington Park, MD, Cheryl J. Gross (Lorenzo), of Great Mills, MD, Rita G. Hebb (Joe), of Waldorf, MD, Kenneth W. Hebb (Karen), of Great Mills, MD, Jonathan T. Hebb (Ebony), of Rosedale, MD; his loving brother, Francis X. Hebb, of Brooklyn, NY; his loving sisters, Agnes Hortense Barnes (Emmett, deceased), of Leonardtown, MD, Mary Rosetta Gough, of Compton, MD, Linda Dyson (Preston), of Drayden, MD and Ella Louise Robinson, of Washington, DC; his loving sister-in-law, Alice Neal, of Charlotte Hall, MD; his loving brothers-in-law, Dr. Robert L. Martin (Joan), of Waldorf, MD, and William (Billy) Martin, of Charlotte Hall, MD. Joseph was also a loving grandfather to his 12 grandchildren, Tisha M. Hebb, Myiesha Hebb, Shania Trice (Vito), Tashorey Gross (Jerry), Brandie Greene (Kenny), Glenn Somerville (Lashawn), Laquasha Hayden, Rashard Hayden, Ieshia Hebb, Maliah Hebb, Imani Moore and India Brown. He also leaves cherished memories to 22 loving great grandchildren, three loving great-great grandchildren and a host of loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Family and friends will unite on Friday, February 14, 2020 for visitation at 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 22375 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653. Interment to follow in the church cemetery.
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
To Aunt Mary, Mary II, Val, Cheryl, Rita, Kenny and Jonathan, words can not express the sorrow that we share with all of you. Our family and Compton community are blessed to have been a part of Uncle Joe’s life. We will miss him dearly but he will always remain “Forever In Our Hearts”. Keeping the family lifted in our prayers and with much love.
Karen Gough-Wilson and Family
To The Family of Joe Hebbs
I am so sorry to hear that your love one has gone. He was a good guy and a dear friend. Our prayers and condolences are with the family. Also may God grant the family peace and comfort through this sorrowful time.