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Ora Lee Butler
Ora Lee Butler
Reidsville, GA
79 Years Young






Tell us about your family and your accomplishments.

  • Mother of eight children, 28 grandchildren, 61 great-granchildren. Raised four grandchildren , two of which completed high school.
  • Married for 46 years, all eight children completed high school.
  • Worked at a factory for eight years, then went back to school to train as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
  • Worked 18 years at the Reidsville Nursing Home until retirement.
  • When her husband became ill, she cared for him until his death.
  • She went to Georgia State University for 40 hours of training for the Championship Program. She has been in the program for about 10 years now. She sees three homebound clients per week, taking care of their minor needs.
  • She visits other homebound clients who live in her community that are not on the program, assisting them with their shopping, other needs, and picking up their medications from the drugstore.
  • And these are just the highlights!

Do you visit a senior center?

Yes. Tattnall Senior Center.

How long have you been attending the center? What made you start going to the center?

About 4 years. I wanted to find other ways to spend my time.

What kinds of activities do you enjoy at the center

    Fellowship with people my age, well-balanced meals, exercise, word puzzles, quilting, Bingo, other agency's presentations. Most of all, the field trips.

How has the center helped you Age Well and Live Well?

By keeping me young at heart. Motivates me to keep moving. There is more life than sitting home and getting old.

Do you volunteer at your senior center or at other community organizations?

Yes. I am a volunteer at my senior center, where I provide transportation, reading and writing. I am an assistant youth director at my church. I volunteer with our church group called Hour Empowerment for all community youth. I prepare breakfast every first and third Sunday for Sunday School.

What advice would you give to young people today on how to live a good long life?

Honor thy father and mother that the days may be long upon land which the Lord God giveth thee. Obey the ones that have authority over you. Read the Word. Learn the Word and be doers of the word.
































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