Tiller: Clean living, trusting the Lord are keys to long, healthy life

Published 12:26 am Thursday, December 13, 2018

Rosalyn Tiller celebrated her 93rd birthday Tuesday.

“It was great,” she said, as she continued the celebration at First Presbyterian Church’s Love Thy Neighbor lunch on Wednesday.

“I got flowers and phone calls, and had my subscription to the paper renewed,” she said. “My great-granddaughter took me out to dinner. It was just perfect.”

Tiller worked 41 years at Alatex, starting in 1947 “on the low end of the ladder,” stitching cuffs in an assembly line. Later, show managed work flow on that assembly line, and then moved on to the quality control division when it started. Later, she worked in the personnel office, helping to manage the records of 1,200 employees. There were no computers, and all records were kept by hand.  Her last stop was the switchboard, where she answered 13 incoming lines.

After retiring, she took a part-time job in the courthouse.

Tiller said she attributes her good health to “no smoking, no drinking, and no running around.”

“But trusting in the Lord is the main thing,” she said.

Through the years, she has enjoyed working in her church, West Highland Baptist, and helping other people.

She has one surviving child, two granddaughters, five great-granddaughters, and two great-great granddaughters.