Resident Reaches 102 Mark

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Mary Ella Johnson turned 102 years old Monday.

In honor of the occasion, Mayor John Robert Smith and the Meridian City Council declared June 14 "Mary Ella Johnson Day."

"Stay with Jesus. That's what I always say," said Johnson. "Stay with Jesus. He will lead you in the right direction.

Johnson's family drove in from all over the southeast to celebrate.

WTOK-TV joins in wishing Mrs. Johnson a very happy 102nd birthday.