Gospel preacher honors 105-year-old mother, born 6 months after Oklahoma gained statehood

Juanita Williams
Juanita Williams

HOUSTON, Tex. (BNc) by Jon Gary Williams — My mother, Juanita Williams, was born in Pontotoc County, Okla., in 1908, six months after Oklahoma became a state. On May 14th she will be 105 years young. (Her mother lived to be 101.)

Over the years she has experienced unusually good health, still taking no extended medications, which her doctors find hard to understand.

She has long been a faithful Christian. She and my father, Edward Williams, were baptized by L.R. Wilson in Ada, Okla., in 1933.

She now lives in Houston, Texas.  For years we lived in Pasadena,Texas, adjacent to Houston.

She raised three daughters and two sons and helped raise several grandchildren. Until more recent years she was a hard worker, never neglecting arduous responsibilities.

The ethical, moral and spiritual attributes she instilled in us still linger.

She is a sweet and cheerful person, full of love for everyone. Her life has been a splendid example for all who have been fortunate to be around her.

7 comments

  1. Janet Logan says:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Williams! Thank you for remaining faithful for your whole life! I look forward to meeting you in heaven someday!!!

  2. Paul Drake says:

    Happy Birthday, Sister Williams. My mother, Opal Drake is 99 yr old. She was baptized by Green McNeely in 1934, in Boone Co WV she is also in good health..I join you in honoring your mother and mine also. Paul Drake, Chesapeake,OH

  3. Beth Johnson says:

    In the “long, long ago” children were taught to honor their parents.

    “Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth” (Eph. 6:2-3).

  4. Carol Horton says:

    I too add my congratulations and God’s blessing on you, Sister Williams on your birthday. My Mother who passed in June 2011 at nearly 97 was a wonderful Christian example as you have been to your family. May God continue His rich blessings on you.

  5. Sharon Shipley Troute says:

    This is a wonderful tribute to your dear mother. As my grandmother would say, “you come from good stock”!! Best wishes for a very happy birthday Sister Williams. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  6. Larry says:

    As the grandson of L. R. Wilson, I enjoyed reading this tribute. My three children are grown (two in college) but home for the summer and I read the tribute to them as well.

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