101-year-old is probably the oldest supermarket employee in the world
101-year-old Romay Davis has no desire to retire. Despite her old age, the American works in a supermarket chain. Her employer thanked her with a grand gesture.
Neither the corona pandemic nor old age can keep Romay Davis from working. Despite her age of 101, the sprightly American shows up punctually every day at her workplace, a supermarket in Montgomery, Alabama. This makes Davis the oldest supermarket employee in the world. “We are moved by Ms. Romay’s unwavering passion and work ethic that inspires others to be the best version of themselves,” said Anthony Hucker, head of the Winn-Dixie supermarket chain, on Good Morning America.
An eventful life
Romay Davis was born in Virginia on October 29, 1919. The life of the American woman can be described as extraordinary in many ways. Although she suffered massively as a black woman under the racist laws of the USA, she achieved a remarkable career. During World War II, she was part of the first overseas army unit made up entirely of black women. After the war, Davis went to New York. There she attended fashion school and then worked as a model and designer. But that’s not all: She also made the black belt in Taekwondo.
Special honor on the occasion of the “Black History Month”
After the death of her husband, Romay Davis decided to start a new career. At the age of 80, she applied to the American supermarket chain Winn-Dixie – and stayed. Davis has now been with the Montgomery, Alabama office for 20 years. Last year she and her colleagues celebrated her 100th birthday there.
The American is now 101 years old and still employed by the supermarket chain. Last month, her employer thanked her for her many years of service with a generous gift. The supermarket team surprised Davis with a special sponsorship program that bears her name. The “Romay Davis Funding Program for Belonging, Inclusion and Diversity” aims to support nonprofit organizations that are committed to the fight against racism.
Those: “Good Morning America”