She was born at home in Atlanta to Isaac and Sadie Melnick on May 28, 1915. Her father bought the first brick to build Ahavath Achim Synagogue’s Washington Street location and was one of the first presidents of Congregation Shearith Israel. Lena graduated from Girls High and married Sydney Sisselman in February 1936. In 1952 they founded Globe Chemical Co., a family-run business that is still thriving today in Avondale Estates.
Lena’s children, Rosalind and Phillip Haber, Ivan and Jill Sisselman, and Debbie and Alan Fialkow; her eight grandchildren; and her 19 great-grandchildren want to wish her a very happy 100th birthday.