Something about sharing a birthday with someone provides an instant connection. Christ Church Women’s Ministry Director Laura Greenwell and Irma Roberts have that connection, and while the pandemic changed their plans for celebrating this year, it didn’t stop them. After all, Irma turned 99—and that is worth celebrating! Member Anne Suitor hosted the friends for a small celebration in her backyard, and Irma’s family celebrated her with the wonderful ‘Super Nana’ picture below. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Anne and Laura have continued to stay in touch with Irma—even through the window at the Memphis Jewish Home when she was in rehab recovering from a broken hip. 

Irma joined Christ Church on June 1, 1958 (we will do the math for you—that was 62 years ago!). She’s been a very active member attending Sunday school and every SALT luncheon she was able.

Senior Associate Pastor Rev. Dr. Chris Carter had this to share about her: “My family and I just love Mrs. Irma. Without a doubt, she is one of the most magnetic, merry and motivating persons we’ve ever met! She is an INSPIRATION!”

Irma, we all wish you well and look forward to celebrating year 100 with you in 2021!

‘Super Nana’ Irma Roberts
Irma Roberts & Anne Suitor at Irma’s birthday celebration
Laura Greenwell & Anne Suitor visit Irma outside the Memphis Jewish Home
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