LEVITTOWN, LONG ISLAND (WABC) — 91-year-old Louise Cobbs is always under control.

“She’s actually less than a hundred pounds, and in the winter I worry that if it gets too windy, she’ll hold onto her post or she might be blown away,” says cousin Diane Joy.

It never happened, but great-grandmother received flowers, an orchid and violets on her last day of work as a crossing guard in Levittown.

Cobbs started as a transition guard at age 50 – 41 years ago.

“My mom is 91 and over the years we’ve been asking her to retire early and she’s said no,” said her son Kevin.

Her daughter, Debra Schwab, says she is very proud of her mother.

A 91-year-old man leaves behind generations of memories.

“She helps us every day,” said third-grader Lily Ferrara.

“It was the greatest job, I love it,” Cobbs said.

On her last day, Nassau County named Tuesday “Louise T. Cobbs Day.”

“She’s never been sick in 41 years,” Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman said.

It was a bittersweet day for Cobbs, but she says she will move forward through volunteer work at her church and police department.

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