Huetta Tauheedah Mateen
Huetta relocated to North Carolina in 1986 from Flint, Michigan. She is the mother of 9 children, 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Huetta has an extensive history of helping others. She loved her work as a teacher working with students who had learning challenges, became a Parent Aid Specialist, served as a Family Counselor with Guilford Memorial Park in Greensboro shortly after settling in North Carolina, started a pre-school and daycare service during for children to enjoy a learning environment and safe haven while their parents served in the military. She is also certified licensed esthetician, certified medical assistant and nurse aid.
Huetta describes herself as a humanitarian due to her love for serving the community and those in need. She was honored to receive her second humanitarian award this year as a result of the work she has accomplished through An-Nissa, a non-profit which she chairs; her first humanitarian award was received in 1979 in Michigan. An-Nissa, Arabic meaning ‘the woman’, is an emergency food pantry serving families and individuals throughout Greenville and adjacent towns. A program called Women in Transition (W.I.T.) assists incarcerated women during confinement and release. The latest outreach addition to An-Nissa is the adoption of a street to help ‘Keep Greenville Beautiful.’
Huetta also enjoys sewing and designing creative garments, which are displayed in Huetta’s Variety Shop at the Greenville Flea Market.