Ceola Hubert is passionate about volunteering

Published 10:24 am Thursday, July 16, 2009

By Staff
(This week The Atmore Advance visited with 78-year-old Ceola Hubert at the Atmore SAIL Center.)
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born Oct. 2, 1930 in the Freemanville area.
Q: Who were your parents?
A: My parents were Eddie and Christina Williams.
Q: What did your parents do for a living?
A: My father worked in a papermill and then on a fruit farm in Florida. My mother was a housewife.
Q: Do you have any brothers or sisters?
A: I have two sisters and one brother.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I attended school at Escambia County High School.
Q: Do you do a lot of traveling?
A: Yes, quite a lot. I have been many places by plane, Amtrak, boat and automobile. I have been to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, California, Tallahassee and Baltimore.
Q: If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
A: I would visit Prince George, Vir.
Q: Where did you work?
A: I never worked. I was just a housewife.
Q: Where have you lived?
A: I have lived in Freemanville and on the edge of Poarch since 1949.
Q: Did you ever marry? If so, what was your spouse’s name?
A: Yes. My husband’s name was Hillaray Hubert.
Q: How did you and your spouse meet?
A: We met when we were in school. I knew he was the one because out of all the boys he is the one I liked the most.
Q: How many children do you have?
A: I have 17 children who were born. Thirteen of them lived past birth, and 12 are living now.
Q: Do you have any grandchildren?
A: I have 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Q: Where do you attend church?
A: Faith Tabernacle Holiness Church.
Q: If you are not at the SAIL Center, what else might you be doing?
A: I go to Bible study on Wednesday nights and church service on Friday nights.
Q: What do you watch on TV?
A: I don’t have a favorite show since they have gone to all of this converter box stuff. Now, I just watch whatever is on.
Q: What has been your proudest accomplishment?
A: Being able to raise and feed my 13 children. People always asked how we did it, and we did it by raising all of the food on our land.
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: I enjoy doing volunteer work. I enjoy visiting the nursing home or hospital and visiting with sick people.
(If you would like to recommend a senior to be spotlighted please contact the Atmore Advance at 368-2123 or e-mail us at

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