Nettie J. Robbins

Nettie J. Robbins will turn 100 years old on August 4, 2015.

A celebration with family and friends will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Person Chapel A.M.E. Church Life Center in Midway, Alabama.

At the age of 100, Nettie has witnessed it all. Born during the middle of World War I, she saw troops march off to fight in two world wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War and the recent War in Afghanistan. She watched the election of sixteen different presidents, saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon, experienced positive changes from the civil rights movement and has seen sweeping groundbreaking changes in social issues, fashions and technology.

Nettie J. Robbins was born and grew up in Midway, AL. She was the second of eight children born to Hansel and Lottie Ford. She attended Merritt High School during her school-age years. She met and married the late Rev. Aaron Robbins on December 25, 1932. Nettie and Aaron had fourteen children: ten girls and four boys. Today her children reside in the following states: Mississippi, Georgia, Texas and Illinois.

Nettie is an inspiration and a blessing to her children, grand-children and great-grandchildren.

When she’s not busy spending time with them, Nettie enjoyed fishing, gardening and quilting. She also still enjoys canning and making jellies. Nettie has been a long-time member of Mt. Coney Baptist Church in Midway.

Nettie’s recipe to a long life includes: living one day at a time and putting everything you got into each day.

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