The amazing Beatrice Mobley is 96 years old. Featured in the Amsterdam News last week, Oct. 13, 2022, the retired Navy Yard Hospital and Department of Education cook preached Sunday service on Oct. 15 at St. John Fire Baptized Holiness Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant. Fiery and committed to her faith, the lady known as Mother Mobley stood at the podium and spoke to and sang with the congregation which included Pastor Parker Donna Williamson-Parker; and Kenny Mobley, one of her 15 grandchildren. A Savannah, Georgia transplant when she was 19 years old, Mother Mobley is one of the oldest surviving employees of the old Brooklyn Navy Yard Hospital. She went on to work as a cook for the New York City Department of Education.
She said she cooked and took care of the children for over 37 years in the public schools; PS11, PS9, PS42, and PS 287. She said that she had to retire in 2010, because of a heart condition.Happiest she said working with her church community, Mother Mobley proudly states that she has attended the church for 79 years.