BATON ROUGE, La. – She Made Her Meals in an LSU Brotherhood Three decades later, a group of alumni cooked a heartwarming plan to repay her.
About a dozen members of the Phi Gamma Delta Brotherhood surprised Jessie Hamilton on her 74th birthday on Saturday and gave her several gifts – including a check to pay off her mortgage. The lawyer reported by Baton Rouge.
Andrew Fusaiotti, who attended LSU from 1987 to 1989, coordinated an action that raised Hamilton $ 51,765, the newspaper reported. This included $ 45,000 to pay for her mortgage, $ 6,675 to pay for her personal account, and the balance for Jessie Hamilton Day t-shirts. Ninety brothers contributed to the fund, donating between $ 600 and $ 1,000 each. The lawyer reported.
“That shows how they all felt about her,” Fusaiotti told the newspaper. “Jessie is one of those people who comes to work with a smile on their faces, eager to please and never complains.”
Hamilton worked as a cook for the “Fijis” for 14 years before starting her current job in the custodial service at Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport.
In a Fiji-style game of Let’s Make a Deal on Saturday, the Hamilton brothers presented prizes behind three “doors” opened by their children.
That included the t-shirts and the two checks. Hamilton said she can retire and once it is safe for her to travel she will go on vacation to Hawaii, The lawyer reported.
“She’s the kind of person that inspires me, people who don’t have a lot but give a lot,” Fusaiotti told the newspaper. “She is the most gifting person you have ever met.”
“That was a blessing to me,” said Hamilton after their party. “I was worried about how I would pay off my house. I am grateful for what God did and made them do for me. “