Her family describes her as "a virtuous woman of God" who loves her life and the people in it.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published on August 17, 2021. It has since been updated.
Marie Robinson walked into a Henry County community center in Georgia to celebrate a milestone in her life. Robinson, who was born to Mr. Will and Mrs. Mary Morris in Henry County on July 18, 1921, had turned 100 years old and she was gearing up to spend the special day with her friends and family.
Dressed in a white suit with yellow trim and a mustard-colored knitted corsage, and adorned with a tiara that read "Happy Birthday" as well as a jewel-studded mask, the guest of honor made her way while clapping and dancing to The Williams Brothers’ Living Testimony. The guests were all dressed in yellow shirts at the event that took place on August 14, 2021.
But, before that, the centenarian walked over to a row of candles, all accompanied by a photo of her loved ones who had gone before her. She lit the candle of her late husband, Moses Robinson, with whom she raised a family of nine children.
HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY: Please join us in wishing Georgia native Mrs. Marie Robinson an incredible 100th birthday! https://t.co/kOydYd0EBX— FOX 7 Austin (@fox7austin) August 16, 2021
Four of her kids died earlier, now she has five of them with her. Robinson also has 35 grandchildren, 101 great-grandchildren, and even 18 great-great-grandchildren, according to Fox5 Atlanta.
"I raised a lot of children. In this place, where we are now," she said. "They love me and they know I love them."
Her family describes her as "a virtuous woman of God." About her, they wrote, "This Phenomenal Proverbs 31 woman has shared her time and talents as a wife, mother, friend and sister, the oldest of 3 siblings, a motivator fearless leader, and the fear of God, She is a prayer warrior and a servant to all who want to advance the lives of others."
The woman thoroughly enjoyed the once-in-a-lifetime event, stating that she feels good. "God has blessed me!" Robinson says her secret to her long life is rather simple. "My secret is to treat everybody right. And love everybody. Don’t hate nobody. That’s the only way we’re going to make it to the Kingdom," Robins exclaimed. "Serve the Lord."
"Mrs. Marie Robinson has been an extraordinary role model to her family, friends, members of her church, and DeKalb County community. She is a giver and loves to serve others," her family wrote about her. She has been an active member at County Line Methodist Church for as long as people can remember.
While the family loves her for her love and kindness, they also love her for her biscuits, fried chicken, and potatoes salad she shares with them on special family occasions.
The centenarian has a message for the future generations, given how she's filled with so much love and wisdom from her 100 trips around the sun!
"The one thing I would like to say to the young people, to raise their children right. Because you know that the young people, they don’t seem to understand. But us old people need to teach them what’s right. Raise them right, tell them how to love one another. And just keep on trusting in the Lord and He will make a way for you," she said.
Happy Birthday, Marie Robinson! Here's hoping that you celebrate many more birthdays in the future.
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