Woman, 100, works 20 hours a week at supermarket and still drives

Romay Davis, from Alabama, US, arrived to work in a glamorous Rolls Royce on Tuesday ands was showered with confetti by her friends and colleagues

A supermarket employee who once worked as a model and served during World War Two has celebrated her 100th birthday at her place of work.

Romay Davis arrived at Winn-Dixie supermarket in Alabama, US, in a glamorous Rolls Royce on Tuesday as her colleague showered her with confetti.

A brass band welcomed her with music and she danced before walking under a balloon archway into the store.

Romay was escorted to an ornate chair where workers gathered in front of the backdrop that wrote 'Romay Davis Cheers to 100 Years!'.

She was showered with a three-tiered birthday cake and gifts including a year of free groceries at the supermarket.

Romay Davis was surprised with a birthday party as she stepped out of the Rolls-Royce (Image: WSFA-TV)

The mayor for the City of Montgomery issued an official proclamation, marking her 100th birthday as 'Romay Davis Day', according to local media, WBTV .

She said: "I just want to say thank you, may God bless every single one of you

"I love you all, and I was so surprised.

"I don't know if I can function for the next two or three days. Thank you."

Romay shows no signs of retiring as she is still working 20 hours, five days a week checking the dates on products to make sure customers get the freshest products - and she even drives to work herself.

She was showered with confetti and balloons as her colleague took her into the store (Image: WSFA-TV)

She turned 100 years old yesterday and is still working at Winn-Dixie grocery store (Image: WBTV)

She was born Oct 29, 1919 in Virginia and served during World War Two.

She has worked as a fashion designer, model, painter, real estate agent and even a master landscaper.

Romay also earned a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo in her 70s.

Longtime friend Stacia Robinson told Montgomery Advertiser that Romay has recently taken up sharpshooting.

"She says 'I've got stuff to do'. She is an introvert in general, but she likes being counted on," she said.

Workers at the Montgomery store threw Romay a surprise birthday party (Image: Google Streetview)

Store manger Bobby Godwin agreed and said: "It's unreal. She's doing more work than a 25-year-old.

"She enjoys coming to work. If she's going to be a few minutes late, she's calling.

"I say, 'Romay, just take your time.'"

Anthony Hucker, president and CEO of Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, said in an interview with Business Wire : "As we celebrate Ms. Romay, we are moved by her unwavering dedication and strong work ethic, which inspires others to be their best.

"On behalf of Winn-Dixie, we salute you, Ms. Romay, for a job well done in serving your community and making a difference in so many lives over the past one hundred years."

Source: mirror.co.uk

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