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Fraternity makes special gesture to long-time employee

Posted at 10:43 AM, Apr 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-04 11:43:15-04

Jessie Hamilton was serenaded by a group of men she cared for as college students 30 years ago, as she walked outside her home to a surprise 74th birthday party. Many of the men drove across state lines with their wives, children and dogs to show just how much of an impact Hamilton had on their lives, our media partners at The Advocate report.

About a dozen members of Phi Gamma Delta, better known as Fiji, and their families surprised Hamilton Saturday with the money to pay off her mortgage for her 74th birthday, the newspaper reports.

According to The Advocate's story, Hamilton started working at the age of 14 in 1961 with her mother, cleaning houses. She says she has worked two or more jobs since then to make ends meet and care for her family.

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