Obituary Details

Kevin Anthony Hobbs

March 12, 1966 - March 21, 2015

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Time:
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Service Time:
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Kevin A. Hobbs of Virginia Beach, Virginia passed away on March 21, 2015 at the age of 49.

Kevin worked for Virginia Beach Schools as Chief of Staff. He was an educator in the classroom and leaves behind a stellar career as an administrator and he was a bold advocate for education.

He is survived by his mother, Reba Stephens Baum of Raleigh; brother, W. Scott Hobbs of Wood bridge, Virginia; sister, Kelly Zellman; and brother in law, Christopher of Raleigh; and nieces, Ava and Brooklyn Zellman.

He is predeceased by his father, Ronald A. Hobbs.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 2 pm at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Rd, Raleigh NC 27615.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Boys and Girls Club of Wake County: wakebgc.org Condolences: rfhr.com
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March 29, 2015
from Vickie Adamson: Our friend, Kevin.
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March 29, 2015
from Vickie Adamson: Kevin stopping by to chat in his Blair days.
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March 29, 2015
from Vickie Adamson: Kevin with his characteristic smile.
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March 26, 2015
New Album Name
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March 26, 2015
New Album Name: Mr. Hobbs loved his school. Can't you tell?
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Kendra Edwards
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March 31, 2015
I did not get to know Kevin, but heard a lot of good things about him. Prayers go out to the family.
Kendra Edwards
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David M. Diggs
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March 31, 2015
Kevin, was one of the best in what he did. He always treated everyone with respect. I will truly miss his kindness and his smile. I'm so sorry for your loss. In closing, I wanted to say this to the family. If' you let Kevin live in your heart and in your mind in time you will find that he will never fade away.
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Henry Johnson
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March 29, 2015
There are so many of us who cannot forget the laughter and joy that Kevin brought to us daily. Many of us who worked in Montgomery County Public Schools and many who still do remember him as a great person who loved the profession and worked well with students, staff and the community. He will be missed. God Bless his family! I miss my friend.

Henry R. Johnson, Jr.
Maryland State Department of Education
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Ken Davis
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March 27, 2015
Kevin was a great guy and leader here in Houston. He worked to make a difference and accomplished that goal with school leaders, district personnel, and made friends along the way. What a great guy with a great personality. Gone too soon, but God had other plans. You will be missed!
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Patricia Johnson
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March 27, 2015
Reba this poem seems so timely now. My heart goes out to you!

Poetry - Edgar Guest -
I`ll lend you for a little time, a child of mine, He said.
For you to love while he lives, and mourn when he is dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three.
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He`ll bring his charms to gladden you, and shall his stay be brief,
You`ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise he will stay, since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I`ve looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life`s lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labor vain,
Nor hate me when I come to call, to take him back again?
I fancied that I heard them say, Dear Lord, Thy will be done.
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we`ll run.
We`ll shelter him with tenderness, we`ll love him while we may;
And for the happiness we`ve known, will ever grateful stay.
But shall the angels call for him much sooner than we planned,
We`ll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
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Kris Parks
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March 26, 2015
Kevin was such a great guy in high school. He had a wonderful personality and was a friend to all. He had a great sense of humor and was fun to be around. He will truly be missed. Kris Parks-West Carteret High School, Class of '84
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Jamie Brooks
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March 26, 2015
Kevin was my "boss" for the year he spent in CMS. He always had full faith in me which helped build my own confidence level. I knew he respected me, my thoughts and my opinions. I am thankful to have known him and worked with him. Kevin, you and your family are in my prayers.
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Veronica Bowles
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March 26, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Kevin Anthony Hobbs
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Adrian Charley
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March 26, 2015
Kevin and I started our first day of school together in MCPS at Takoma Park Middle School as English teachers. He made every day so much fun for our little newbie crew of fresh faced excited and scared new teachers. From wondering what we were going to teach each day, focusing more on the food at PD sessions than the training, and for always treating everyone like they were important. That southern accent and those wonderful stories brightened many days throughout the years. I am very fortunate to have known him.
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Dr. Paulette C. France
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March 26, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Kevin Anthony Hobbs
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Amy Hedrick
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March 26, 2015
The Woodstock Elementary School family extends their deepest sympathies to the Hobbs Family. Mr. Hobbs' communication with us during the snow days and light-heartedness endeared him to our staff. We are very sorry for the loss of a great leader for VBCPS, and we will continue to uphold his commitment to advocate for our students.
Amy Hedrick, Principal
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Charles Spivey
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March 26, 2015
The Pembroke Meadows Elementary School family offers its condolences to the family of Kevin Hobbs. Please know we are very sorry for your loss. We had looked forward to knowing and working with Mr. Hobbs for many years to come.
Charles Spivey
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Don Robertson
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March 26, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Kevin Anthony Hobbs
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Claudia Jacobson
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March 26, 2015
Kevin was Principal here at Watkins Mill for several years. Kevin's constant kindness and calm demeanor, was forever evident with everyone and everything he did. He LOVED his family, and often spoke of them with such love. We would share stories with each other, and what ALWAYS made him smile... was his nieces. Please share with them just how much Uncle Kev loved them!! Kevin was not one to do too much outside of the normal "BOX" as they say, but, I have 2 memories to share. One Halloween, he walked around school with this fake - very big handle bar type mustache..... It was really funny! He wore it for at least 1/2 a day! ( That was good for him). And the other time, was after school one day, he was walking around the school, and came upon this group of boys that were break dancing.... and Yup, he got in the circle and giggled and wiggled with the best of them!! We all had a really good laugh. He had a wonderful way of talking with kids, making them feel at ease; complementing them, and encouraging them! He took his gifts from all of us way too soon in life. My thoughts and prayers are with his mother and family! Please know how much he made a difference in so many lives! He was a very good friend. I am deeply sadden of his passing. I will forever smile when I think of Kevin. Claudia Jacobson
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Ramesh Kapoor
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March 26, 2015
I will miss Kevin both personally and professionally. He was a remarkable person with a great sense of humor and candor. It will never be the same again for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. We truly have lost a great friend and an advocate for students. My family and I will keep the Hobbs family in our prayers and thoughts.

Ramesh Kapoor
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Linda L Sidone
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March 26, 2015
Our prayers to Kevin's family from his school family in Virginia Beach.
Sincerely,
Linda L. Sidone
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Brian K. Matney Virginia Beach, VA
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March 26, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Kevin Anthony Hobbs
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Lyle Evans
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March 26, 2015
Kevin was with me when my brother didn't return from duck hunting and helped us look for him all night. He then helped me figure out what to say at the funeral. There was never a time when Kevin wasn't a great friend. He was one of the few people I've ever known whose opinion really mattered to me. Even if I didn't always agree with him, his opinion on something mattered. The world is not a better place without you Kevin.
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Flor Thomas
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March 26, 2015
Mr. Hobbs was a good principal and a marvelous person. My deepest condolences to his family. May God give you the necessary strength during this difficult moment.
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Josephine Rice
Posted on:
March 25, 2015
Lit a candle in memory of Kevin Anthony Hobbs
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
View Website

Cemetery

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