Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84


Hilda Mae Brinkley, 84, of Selbyville, Del., passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 24, 2019. She was born April 10, 1935, daughter of the late Milton and Bernice Harmon Toy.

Brinkley received her education in the Jamesville Public School system in Jamesville, Va. She was joined in holy matrimony on Oct. 15, 1958, to the late Morris Thomas Brinkley in a union blessed with three children, Anthony, Alton and Amy.

Brinkley was employed the H&H Poultry Co. in Selbyville and later became the secretary of her late husband’s trucking business, A&H Trucking, for many years, until she retired.

Brinkley was a very generous woman who didn’t mind sharing and giving to anyone, whether they were in need or not. That was just her nature. She was an avid collector of gospel music and loved shopping. Very sociable, she also loved reaching out to family and friends, and loved spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Brinkley received her Christian education at a young age and was a faithful member at two Delaware churches, Zoar United Methodist Church (active in the Women’s Society, Senior Usher Board, Roy Moore and Senior Choir) and the Dickerson Chapel (active in Young Adult and Senior Choir).

In addition to her parents, Brinkley was preceded in death by her husband, Morris T. Brinkley; a daughter, Amy Brinkley; a daughter-in-law, Peggy Brinkley; a sister, Ethel Gray; a grandson, Alton Slade; a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law.

Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Anthony O. Brinkley, Laurel, Del., and Alton M. Brinkley, both of Georgetown, Del.; a brother, James Toy of Jamesville, Va.; a sister, Doretha Fields and her husband, William, of Newark, Del.; Cynthia Gibson of Millsboro, Del., who was considered a daughter; seven grandchildren, Geraldine R. Church and her husband, James, of Ocoee, Fla., Anthony Brinkley Jr. and his wife, Angela, of Elizabethtown, Ky., Altoya Brnkley of Porstmouth, Va., Altonio Brinkley and his wife, Renee, of Norfolk, Va., Kristin Brinkley of Newark, Del., and Amy Brinkley of Greenwood, Del.; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.

A celebration of life service was to be held June 1, 2019, at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro, Del., with committal at Zoar Golden Acres in Bishopville, Md. Condolences may be sent online at www.watsonfh.com.