Freddie Mae Fletcher Rollins turns 100 years old Friday, Feb. 21, according to a family spokesman.
Rollins was born on Feb. 21, 1920, at Tarry, a daughter of Louis and Cherry Fletcher.
“That year, a loaf of bread costs 12 cents and the radio was just in its infancy,” according to the spokesman.
The third of six children, Rollins is the only living one. She attended school at Tarry and graduated in the 10th grade — the highest grade at that time.
She moved to Pine Bluff when she was 35 years old and was a domestic worker. She has one daughter, Felicia Rollins, and four grandchildren — Lamario, Rashunda, Lakeldrick and Cherri.
“If it were not for her, some of the joys that I have had would not be possible,” Felicia Rollins, her caregiver said.
What does the quiet soft-spoken Rollins attribute her longevity to?
“Treating everybody right and don’t get upset,” Rollins said. “Let the Lord handle it.”
One of her favorites sayings, when she is not quoting you a Bible verse, is, “Just keep living and you’ll find out.”
Family and friends will help her celebrate this milestone from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the New St. Hurricane Missionary Baptist Life Center, 3319 S. Ohio St.