Leola Robinson Honored For Her 100th Birthday

February 23, 2023

The Town of Century has issued a proclamation recognizing the 100th birthday of resident Leola Robinson .

Robinson was born February 19, 1923, in Burnt Corn, Alabama, and known for raising her children and helping others in the community do the same, according to the proclamation.

She serves on stewardess board and mission board at Wesley Chapel Church and is a founding member of the Century-Flomaton Improvement Association. She earned a two-year teaching certificate from Alabama State University and attended Florida A&M University for two summers, paving the way for four generations of 12 FAME students to follow in her footsteps.

Pictured top: Brenda Spencer, a family member of Leola Robinson, accepts a proclamation on her behalf from Century Mayor Ben Boutwell. Pictured below: Leola Robinson was a frequent speaker at Century Town Council meetings into her 90s. She is pictured at a 2010 council meeting. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


9 Responses to “Leola Robinson Honored For Her 100th Birthday”

  1. John Deron Johnson on February 24th, 2023 11:43 pm

    Sister Leola is indeed an inspiration. Her wisdom and her wit encouraged me as a young minister. With confident faith this lady spoke truth to power whether at church or in the community. I join with her children and call her blessed! Happy Birthday Sis. Leola!
    Pastor John Deron Johnson and family

  2. Stacia Vaught on February 24th, 2023 10:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Beautiful! Your life story is sooo inspiring to many. You are a breath of fresh air and a ray of Hope! God Bless You Always!

  3. M L Robinson on February 24th, 2023 11:23 am

    I want to thank each of you for your well wishes on Mother’s 100th birthday and I thank each of you for your part in making each year a blessed and wonderful life for her. Blessings and Peace

  4. RaD on February 23rd, 2023 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms. Robinson.

  5. Well on February 23rd, 2023 3:52 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms. Robinson.
    Wishing you many more.

  6. Sonshine on February 23rd, 2023 3:33 pm

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Robinson such a blessing , I thank God for your longevity , wisdom, and health ..I pray and thank God your continued Beautiful Life. Much love and respect …Sonshine

  7. César on February 23rd, 2023 12:05 pm

    Happy Birthday Ms. Leola. God continue give you more years of health and happiness with people that loves you always. I never forgot the day went I meet you for the first time, you was the sweetest lady in the town hall night meeting. We pray for more years of life in this beautiful town.

  8. EMD on February 23rd, 2023 9:57 am

    Happy happy birthday, Leola Robinson. Have a happy and blessed day.

  9. Carl & Sylvia Godwin on February 23rd, 2023 9:07 am

    Happy birthday Mrs. Robinson!! Carl and I got acquainted with you thru the town council meetings. We think of you often and love being friends with you. We are wishing you a great day and a great year!!God has truly Blessed you!!