Decatur Woman Celebrates Her 110th Birthday


Willie Mae Hardy is the daughter of slaves. She was born on March 11, 1908 in Talbotton, GA. However, she moved to Atlanta in the 1930s. All her life, she has been a devoted Christian. Although she no longer attends church, she is still steadfast in her faith.

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She has lived with her only child, daughter Cassie Neil, all her life. Cassie is now 92 years old. Hardy has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren, and four great-great-great-grandchildren.

Celebrating 110

Hardy is a local legend in her town of Decatur. And she just celebrated her 110thbirthday. This is a very rare milestone as Hardy has lived to see six generations of children.

The birthday girl was joined by her entire family, church members, and other well-wishers to celebrate.

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Hardy is famous for her Sunday dinners. It is the one time that the entire family finds a reason to gather and share the love with one another.

109 was equally awesome

Last year, Hardy also celebrated her birthday in much the same manner. In spite of her many years, the little old lady still looked full of life. When asked how she felt turning 109, Hardy replied happily, “I feel fine”.

Happy Birthday Willie Mae Hardy and enjoy the best of health.

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