Janie Roszelia Marie Dobson
I was born March 14, 1945 in Ridgely Md. on Hell’s Lane, now called Nine Town Road. I went to the all black Elementary School in Ridgely in 1951. Doing my teenage years I worked in the tomato and corn factories around the area, and did house cleaning for Miss Mable Steadman in Ridgely.
I attend Lockerman High School in Denton, Md., graduated in 1963 and moved to Wilmington, DE. I worked as a nurses aid and a X-ray technican at St. Francis Hospital. In 1965 my son Byran E. Dobson was born. In 1966 I married Eugene M. Ricketts and in 1968 my daughter Yulenda Denise Ricketts was born. We lived together for four (4) years. After that we went our separate ways, I moved back to Ridgely, and I got a job at Easton Memorial Hospital as a Pharmacy Tech. In 1978 I built my home on Henry Rd, and I = have lived here for the past 39 years. I love the people and enjoy the area. Very nice place to live. While working at the Hospital I was a supervisor in the Pharmacy for 45 years. I trained a lot of people in my field. I was the first person in Maryland to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPHT) in December. 1995 with the Pharmacy Tech. Certification Board. In 2006 I was registered with the Maryland State Board of Pharmary. In November 2016 I retired from my job as a Pharmacy Technician.
For many years I have had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling to different places such as: Paris, Frances, London, England, Egypt, Jerusalem, Alaska, and Dublin, Ireland. I took a lot of the Western and Eastern Caribbean Cruises.
I am a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Ridgely Lions Club and a member of the New Beginnings United Methodist Church in Ridgely. I am the church Treasure and on the Trustee Board. In 2007 I was the Ridgely Lions Club District 22B Social Chairperson. I planned a social for District Governor Rodney Dobson with attendance of 296 people at the Princess Royal Hotel in Ocean City Md. I received an achievement reward for Lioness of the year 2005-2007. I also received a banner from Lions International Director Wayne Heiman from Wisconsin.(2005-2007).