On June 20, 2023, Phyllis Hobbs Bracken gave up her earthly body to pass into eternal life. Phyllis was born in Mooresville, N.C., on January 16, 1940, to the late Harry and Bernice London Hobbs.
She graduated Valedictorian from Mooresville High School in 1958. After graduating college, she was promoted to Assistant Division Accounting Manager for Regal Paper Company in Charlotte, N.C. She was very successful in several marketing companies over the years. Before retiring in 2007, she and her husband owned B&P Automotive Parts and B&P Distributing Company. Until her death, she managed the family rental properties.
She married Bobby Bracken, her childhood sweetheart. They were looking forward to celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary in September. She was the first Curved Bar Girl Scout (known as the Gold Award) in Iredell County. She was a past member of Iredell County Landlord’s Association and Mooresville Women’s Club. She graduated from Mooresville Police Citizens Academy in 2012 and Fire Academy in 2013. She got her love of learning from her mom, who attended college until the age of 83.
Phyllis volunteered for the American Cancer Society for 30 years and served on the Board of Directors as well as the Service Chairman for South Iredell. Her lifelong mission was to make a difference in helping find a cure for cancer. She continued that mission until the end, as she chose to be in a trial study for a new and promising treatment for ovarian cancer. A cure was not meant to be in her lifetime, but her contributions will go on to help lengthen survivorship for others until a cure is found. Her strength and determination were a shining example as she taught us all how to live life to the fullest in gratitude.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Elizabeth Hobbs McKnight.
Phyllis is survived by her loving husband, devoted daughter, Kim Bracken, and a son, William Charles Bracken(Joy) and two grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2023, at the Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel, Mooresville. Entombment will follow at Iredell Memorial Park, Statesville.
Everyone knew her love for animals, and she requested donations be sent in memory of her beloved dog, Pixie, to the National Canine Cancer Foundation, 13835 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 9-448, Phoenix, AZ 85032 or in her memory to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Ave #100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
A very special thanks to her husband and daughter for fighting alongside her as she battled cancer these past four years.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Bracken. Condolences may be made to the Bracken family at www.cavin-cook.com.