QUITMAN, Miss. (WTOK) -- Most of us will probably never live to be 100 years old, but there's one local lady that is still going strong into her second century. Mrs. Magnolia McGee of Clarke County recently celebrated her 104th birthday with friends and family. It's the latest installment of County Road 11.
Magnolia McGee celebrates 104th birthday (Photo Source: WTOK-TV)
Magnolia McGee turned 104 years old this past Saturday. To put this in perspective, World War I was underway and Woodrow Wilson was President of the United State. She's seen 17 more presidents take office since then.
"She's a beautiful mom. I left home and stayed gone 41 years before I came back to take care of her and one thing I appreciate, she always take care of his job and she would always tells us to treat people the way we wanted to be treated," said her daughter, Lorene Shipp.
"She took care of her family. Not only took care of her family, she also took care of other peoples children in the community and always treated everybody right. She treated everybody with dignity and respect regardless of who you were, where you came from or who you were related to, " said Larry Mckenzie, the associate pastor of Family Life Church in Quitman.
This grand lady can pretty much still get around on her on and has a passion for shopping and fishing. She also told her secrets of living such a long and full life.
"Treat people right. Didn't keep no meds. I just did the best I could and go on," said Magnolia McGee. "I didn't believe in a whole lot of meds. So treat people right, treat people right."
Mrs. Magnolia McGee of Quitman, 104-years-young and an inspiration to family and friends over several generations.