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Thelma Robertson celebrates 100 Years

Thelma Robertson is celebrating 100 Years of good life!

By Jennifer Wimmer

The public is invited to come and join Thelma Robertson, along with family and friends, in celebrating her 100th Birthday at the Hawesville Baptist Church’s New Life Center on Saturday, November 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.

No gifts please! Cake & punch along with light refreshments will be served.

One of the most important and meaningful things to Thelma in her life is that she accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior in 1940 when she was 17-years-old. She has been an active member of Hawesville Baptist Church her entire life.

She is a charter member of the Hancock County Historical Society and Homemakers and has spent many years being very active in the community and at her church where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, was active with the youth group and with the Women’s Missionary Society as well as serving as a leader of the Girls in Action group.

She is blessed with 2 adult children: Karen Dunagan & her husband Duane and Martin “Marty” Robertson, Jr. & his wife Donna. Thelma is also blessed with 6 grandchildren: Alyson, Megan, Wes, Brett, Jacob and Marcus, as well as several great-grandchildren. Thelma appreciates the help and care she receives from her children, nieces, great-nieces, other family members and friends.

She is an amazing woman and even though she is nearly blind, she still manages doing light yard work as well as attending the regular Homemakers meetings. She mowed her yard for 20 years and would likely want to still be doing so had she not suffered from a stroke in 2017. She even made it out to vote in-person on election day, November 8.

Thelma was presented with a plaque last year at the Hancock County Homemakers Annual meeting in recognition of her 75 years of Homemaker membership. She has been a member since 1946. When she was presented with her plaque, she said that she had joined when the organization first began in Hancock County because “As the home goes, so goes the nation.” She said it has taught her how to make her home great, to make her nation greater.

Come and help celebrate her life and her contribution to the community for so many years. She loves Hawesville, Hancock County, her church, her family and all of her friends. She’d be so happy to see you there.

Hawesville Baptist Church New Life Center is located at 310 Main Street in Hawesville.

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