Hilary Samuel Vincent
September 25, 1942 – October 29, 2018
“If we live, we are living for the Lord, and if we die, we are dying for the Lord. So, living or dying, we belong to the Lord.” Romans 14:8
It is with profound sadness and with heavy hearts the Vincent family announces the passing of our father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend Mr. Hilary Gboymah Samuel Vincent, affectionately known as “Hilla, Vee, Vincent, Gbanjah Seh, Bob Hilary, King Vincent and Uncle Hilary.” This sad event occurred on Monday, October 29, 2018, at his home in Jessup Maryland surrounded by his loving family.
Hilary was born on the twenty-fifth of September 1942 to Gennether Miatta Vincent in Monrovia Liberia. He lived on 12 Benson Street, Crown Hill, Monrovia, Liberia with his family. He attended Laboratory High School in Monrovia, which was known as the "Lab school". He was an excellent student and was blessed to hold many positions of responsibility.
After High school, Hilary attended the University of Liberia (LU) and worked for the Bank of Liberia on Warren and Carey Street. Later, Hilary moved from his family home on Benson Street to Jamaica Road. He later joined the Armed Forces of Liberia. He wanted to be a pilot. He worked for the Ministry of Defense for several years until he got the opportunity to come to America. In 1970, he immigrated to the United States. Daddy lived in several parts of New York for many years. Daddy lived on Miller Avenue in East New York, Bedford Avenue in Crown Heights and Cornelia Street in Bushwick. He earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from Borough of Manhattan Community College in 1979, Bachelor of Science at Medgar Evers College in 1981 and Master of Science degree from Long Island University in 1984.
Hilary was a director for NYC Department of Homeless Services for over 30 years. He lived and worked in Brooklyn until he retired in 2012 and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. When he fell ill, he sought additional treatment at John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.
He is survived by his faithful and loving wife Marie E. Vincent; his children Victor Vincent, Massa Vincent Freeman (Eric), Fulton Gbanjah Vincent, Gennether Banks (William); Miatta Vincent Ronca (Tony), Gboymah Samuel Vincent, Vanjah Hilary Vincent (Cynthia), Varna Nyanforh (Olubukola), Miatta Bindu Nyanforh and Yatta Vincent Frazier (Matthew); his stepsons Pierre G. Jean and Stefan F. Jean; Mother Figure/Aunt Tenneh Vincent; 16 grandchildren Cheyenne, Elijah, Ethan, Eric Jr., Fulvia, Monigo, Fulton Jr., Cecelia, William Jr. Naomi, Brielle, Caleb, Eden, Hope, Faythful and Jaylin. He is further survived by his sisters, Katumu Bokai, Linda Simpson, Mary Vincent; his brothers Joe Vincent and Moses Vincent; in addition to many cousins, nieces, nephews, in-laws and host of other relatives and friends in the USA and Liberia.
Mr. Vincent was predeceased by his mother, Gennether Miatta Vincent; Father Figure/Uncle Richard Vincent; his siblings, Mryline Cooper Gbarbea, Victoria Vincent, Konah Vincent, Lincoln Cooper and his aunt Katherine Vincent.
Hilary is now with our Lord and Savior and will never be alone. May the Almighty free our hearts of grief and sorrow and leave just treasured memories of him. His legacy will continue. May He Rest in Peace and May Light Perpetual Shine Upon Him. Amen.
- Visitation Friday, November 9, 2018
- Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2018
- Committal Service Saturday, November 10, 2018