Wanda Francis Mobley, a native New Yorker, attended Public School in Brooklyn and graduated from Erasmus High School. Ms. Mobley was born July 20, 1912 and lives in the Rose Court Community at Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, at 594 Albany Ave. in Brooklyn New York.
During her formative years, Wanda was a professional dressmaker/ designer, who lived by the mantra: “I would always look for a job where I could be the boss.”
Mrs. Mobley was married to William Booker T. Mobley in April 1929. He recently passed away after 72 years of marriage.
As a civic-minded activist, Ms. Mobley faithfully served her community and gave countless hours of dedicated volunteering time to causes which she was passionate about and those which made life better for her community.
Her major accomplishment/s were as a pioneer for the Auxiliary of King County Hospital Center.
She served as president of the Auxiliary for three terms and thereafter as its parliamentarian. A strong believer in values, Ms. Mobley built a strong relationship between the Auxilians and the Kings County Hospital Center staff.
She was recognized for her outstanding contributions and received some commendations from city elected officials for many of the Auxiliary’s Patient Care Initiatives, inclidimng:.
• Refurbishing of Pediatrics B9 with furniture for playrooms, parent waiting rooms and wall murals.
• Placement of televisions throughout the hospital
• Equipment for the KCHC Burn Unit
• Equipment for the medical Clinic’s Exercise Program
• Acquired a 10,000 grant for the Bereavement/ Counseling Room
The staff at Dr. Susan Smith McKinney Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she now resides, will honor Ms. Mobley on July 20, 2012, on her 100th birthday.
She remains truly grateful to them, for always giving her the care, love and respect, that are so deserving to any human being.
The celebration will recognize Wanda for her contributions to this great borough and will highlight her principles and values that she firmly believes in: “If you have the desire to achieve and you show infinite love for your fellow human being – you will succeed and would have fulfilled your God-given purpose.
Her life at 100 years old is a true testimony to her spirit and beauty.