Hobdy remembered by many

“She was just a kind person, very soft spoken, and pleasant. She was very knowledge and was a good writer.”
– Gwendalyn “Veleta” Duplantier
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

“Last thing I remember about her and I was on my way to my car leaving church and she saw me and said ‘hello roommate I know your not leaving without saying something to me. I had something on my mind but hello, how are you?’
She knew that I would not do that intentionally at all… (Mary) had a very pleasing personality, always pleasant, always had something nice to say.”
– Shirley Wesley
Member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, former president of Favrot Student Union

“What I remembered about her she was soft spoken, had beautiful smile, and always took time to listen.”
– Marietta Holloway
Former co-worker

“I am blessed and fortunate to have known Mrs. Hobdy. She was a major influence in my life as a mentor, role model and friend. I am the person I am today because of the many life lessons she taught me. I loved Mrs. Hobdy for her warm, caring nature and her wonderful, resilient spirit. I will miss her dearly.”
– Judy H. Jackson
Special assistant to the GSU president

“She always had a smile even though she had been sick for years she never showed it.
I actually got a chance to interview her and she was really nice and shared a lot of history about Grambling.”
– Dustin Barnes
Former student

“She was a women of faith, strong will, and was an active participant in any thing she did or wanted to do. Subtle humor, well structured and well instructed. Soft spoken but words would be sounded all over the state.”
– Elmira McCarty
Retired laboratory teacher at Louisiana Tech

“Mrs. Hobdy was not just my Sister in Christ, not just my Soror, not just my Friend. But, she was a supporter, an encourager, a gift giver, a visitor, thoughtful and always had an extra I Love You to give. When she heard that my Father had transistioned, she came to my office and sat with me. We laughed and cried and laughed and cried and laughed some more. What a lady!”
– Joyce B. Evans, director
KGRM 91.5 Radio at GSU

“She was a very honest and soft spoken young lady very sincere.”
Aaron James
Alumnus & assistant kinesiology professor

“She was so quick to give you books, she loved to share her knowledge, She has given books for every event and made you read even when you weren’t interested.”
– Catherine McNeal
Longtime friend

“She was kind and enjoyed coming to Louis Temple because she loved kneeling to receive her communion.”
Inez Harris
Prayer partner & member of Lewis Temple C.M.E. Church