COVINGTON, Ga. — Friends, family and at least one elected official honored Covington resident Rosetta Martin on her 100th birthday Thursday, Aug. 12, with a drive-by birthday celebration in front of her residence at Riverside Health Care Center.
Martin waved from a wheelchair under the nursing home’s front portico as vehicles drove by with occupants wishing her happy birthday.
A Newton County Sheriff’s Office vehicle used its siren and blue lights to wish her a happy birthday. Sheriff Ezell Brown shook her hand.
She said she wanted to give her well-wishers a simple message for helping her celebrate her milestone.
“Live for Jesus,” Martin said.
Family members said Martin was a lifelong Newton County resident and a retired food service worker and manager.