Century Celebration for Elizabeth Jobe
It’s not every day you hear someone turning 100. On Friday, Nov. 17, Elizabeth Jobe celebrated her 100th birthday.
“I really don’t deserve any of this, but I’m thankful. I appreciate everyone that came out today,” Jobe said.
Family members and friends surrounded Jobe with their support as everyone celebrated another milestone.
According to her great-granddaughter, Nicole Pickle, Jobe’s mother lived to be just over 100 too.
“You know what’s amazing? We have five generations here today. Our family has seen it all,” Pickle said.
Gary Crockett, a former student of Jobe’s attended the reception, and he even brought his third-grade report card.
“I had her years ago, and she is a wonderful woman. Our entire family has been close ever since I can remember,” Crockett said. “She’s the best teacher I ever had.”
Jobe is the daughter of James Elmer and Eppie Anthony Beckman. She was born in Franklin, but Jobe grew up in Coffee County. She graduated from Tullahoma in 1936 before moving on to Middle Tennessee State College where she received her permanent teaching certificate just after two years. After this, she attended Middle Tennessee State University in 1958. Her teaching career started at Coffee County at Flowertown. One year later, Jobe married G. Herman Jobe of Lewisburg in 1939. They moved to Normandy to start their life together after they bought a general store. For four years, Jobe continued teaching until the family moved back to Lewisburg in 1950. She remained at McCord and Hardison until her retirement in 1981.
Jobe is now a grandmother of four, great-grandmother of seven, and great-great-grandmother of two.
Lewisburg City Mayor Jim Bingham and the Lewisburg City Council officially recognized Nov. 17 as Elizabeth Jobe Day.