- Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, a 91-year-old man, who was in service to 11 presidents at the White House has died after contracting Covid-19
- The Bushes fondly remembered him as they detailed how close he was to the family when they were still in government
- Jerman's granddaughter, Jamila Garret, said that the late 91-year-old man valued service very much and his relationship with people helped him
A former worker at the White House, Wilson Roosevelt Jerman, who served as a butler under 11 different presidents has died of coronavirus at the age of 91. He retired from service in 2012.
NBC News reports that he was one of the longest-serving workers at the government house and was very much remembered by former President Gorge W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush on Wednesday, May 21.
“He was a lovely man. He was the first person we saw in the morning when we left the residence and the last person we saw each night when we returned,” the Bushes said.
According to Jerman’s granddaughter, Jamila Garret, the 91-year-old man started as a cleaner in 1957 under the Eisenhower administration before he got his promotion during the Kennedy presidency.
Jamila added that Jerman built relationships in the White House that were helpful to him throughout his career.
The granddaughter also said that he was a family man who so much gave himself to service to others.
It should be noted that the late dedicated worker’s photo with Barack and Michelle Obama was published inside the first lady’s memoir, Becoming.
She added that her grandfather never lived a fake life, but taught them all in the family on to be themselves, adding that he would be remembered for that.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Maria Branyas, a 113-year-old woman, believed to be the oldest person in Spain, said that she feels very much okay after surviving the deadly coronavirus.
In a video interview, the centenarian said that she feels just like any normal human being with feelings like everyone.
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Maria recovered from the virus after what was described as a mild case with it. It should be noted that she developed Covid-19 symptoms shortly after her family visited to celebrate her birthday on Wednesday, March 4.
Since that incident, the family has kept off and has not made any other visit. The 113-year-old lives in a private room at the Santa Maria del Tura, a nursing home run by the Institute of the Order of San Jose of Gerona.
Also worthy of note is that the woman, over her lifetime, has survived three past world terrible incidents, which are the two world wars and the 1918 flu that killed more than 50 million people. Two residents of the home were not as lucky as Maria as they died of the virus.
In other news, the story of Paul Orajiaka is a perfect example that Nigerian youths have great entrepreneurial spirits that could turn the least sought-after thing into an empire.
The CEO of four-story Auldon Toys building, Paul has his business situated in one of the busiest places in Lagos state, the nation’s economic valve.
He never had it easy as Paul had to start from a very humble place. He began his toy selling business at the young age of 18.
At that age, he would buy from a big local trader and resell it to Park ‘n’ Shop just for a very tiny profit. It is interesting to note that he was doing that as a side hustle to his day job.
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