Grocery store goes all out for beloved employee’s 100th birthday originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com
Let's be honest -- most workplace birthday celebrations are a total yawn. But one held earlier this week at a Winn-Dixie in Montgomery, Alabama, was anything but.
The party was to honor a very special employee, Romay Davis, a 100-year-old associate whose job is to date products and keep the freshest ones on the shelves in the store.
Davis was born on Oct. 29, 1919, in King George County, Virginia. She didn't always work at the Winn-Dixie, however. After high school, she served in WWII and then went to New York University. She worked in fashion, as both a designer and a model, for 30 years. She retired from the workforce for the first time in 1982.
In 2001, after her husband died, she decided to go back to work and was hired by Winn-Dixie in 2001 at the age of 81. Now at 100, she still drives herself to work each day.
"As we celebrate Ms. Romay, we are moved by her unwavering dedication and strong work ethic, which inspires others to be their best," said Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Winn-Dixie.
The store even created a hashtag in her honor, #RomayDavisDay