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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.

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