Local Educator Celebrates Her 100th Birthday

October 26, 2013

Laura Reves Robinson was born on October 26th 1913 and on Saturday she celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends.

"I have enjoyed this day, the birthday party that the people gave me," says Robinson.

She has been a member of the Charlottesville community all of her life and makes a positive impact on everyone she comes in contact with.

"I just love her, she's one of the best people that I could know," says Alexander Wilkins, Robinson's great grandson.

She was also an educator for several decades. She taught many people in Charlottesville's African American community at both Greenbriar and Burnley Moran Elementary schools.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. also honored her for being a long-time member. She even received a letter from Governor Bob McDonnell congratulating her for 100 years.

"We're so blessed to have her in our lives and to be able to share her and all of her knowledge in the community," says Alethia Wilkins, granddaughter of Robinson.

"She's been just a powerful woman and so impactful, not only in my life, but just in the lives of other people in the city of Charlottesville," says Wilkins. "She's outlived all of her brother's and sisters, and some of their children, so it's truly a testimony to what type of woman she is."

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