She was born in Mississippi and moved to the city in the 1950's. Her family is glad she's healthy and able to celebrate.
"She has always been there for us. And uh, she's still has a wit about herself. She's funny and, mean at the same time!" said Prentiss Teller, grandson.
Her grandson says the family feels blessed to have her in their lives still. They say the key to longevity is staying away from booze and cigarettes.