BRUNSWICK, Georgia – A large number of well-wishers turned out recently
to honor long-time Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Auxiliary
Volunteer Ivalee Roberson on her 90th birthday and to celebrate her 27
years of service to the Health System.
Speakers for the special event were Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president &
CEO; Jackie Weder, vice president, Marketing; Susan Floyd, coordinator,
Gift Shops; and Tom Bulloch, volunteer, and a former co-worker of Roberson
when she worked at what was then Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company as
a payroll supervisor.
Kristin Doll, director of Volunteer Services, also spoke and presented
Roberson with her original volunteer application framed for the occasion.
Mary Lynne Cochran, president, Brunswick Auxiliary, presented her with
a lifetime membership to the Auxiliary, as well as a gift.
Additionally, District 4 County Commissioner Mary C. Hunt presented her
with a proclamation declaring “Ivalee Roberson Day” in Glynn
County, while Brunswick Mayor Bryan Thompson proclaimed the same for the
City of Brunswick. Roberson was also given a special gift from former
Auxiliary President Jonell Thompson and serenaded by William Lewis, transporter,
Central Transport, with a special song he wrote for her. Additionally,
the owners of Brunswick Floral donated 90 red and yellow roses, Roberson’s
favorite flowers, in her honor.
Roberson, a resident of Brunswick, volunteered as manager of the Brunswick
Campus Gift Shop for most of her 27 years as a volunteer and is a former
Brunswick Campus Volunteer of the Year. She has been honored previously
as the Health System’s YWCA Woman of the Year and as the Coastal
Georgia Volunteer of the Year by the United Way. She is married to Frank
Roberson, who became a lifetime member of the Auxiliary in 2008. She has
a son and a daughter, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.