Jackson celebrates 104 years
Wanda English Burnett - Editor
Tuesday, January 30, marked the
104th birthday for Thelma Jackson. Along with family and friends,
she celebrated her big day at the Manderley Health Care Center,
where she now makes her home.
The long-time Versailles resident has been a member of the Versailles
First Baptist Church for many years and sang in the choir right
up until she moved to Osgood. She was active way up into
her 90s, noted Mary Margaret Moorhead, who has attended
church with Jackson for many years.
As the ladies gathered for a special birthday dinner in honor
of Jackson on Tuesday, they shared fond memories and food to
mark her special year. A bouquet of yellow roses adorned the
table and the guest of honor didnt look a day over 80!
Once she (Jackson) was given a prayer blanket, remembered
Moorhead, who said when the ladies placed it around her shoulders
and asked to take her picture, she said, I dont
want to look like an old lady!
Still active at the health care center where she makes her home,
Jackson participates in the activities and can still dance
Her daughter, Linda S. Hayes, and other family members visited
Jackson on Sunday. We had a really good time, noted
Linda, who said her mother still has an active mind and is very
alert. Along with Hayes, other family members who celebrated
with her included her granddaughter Tonya and husband Bill Morris
and great granddaughter, Brogan Morris, all of Fairfield, Oh.;
grandson Paul (Tony) Mett and wife Rae Jean, with great granddaughters
Haeley and Olivia Mett, all of Germantown, Oh.
Those wanting to wish Jackson a happy birthday may still do
so by sending a card to the Manderley Health Care Center, 806
S. Buckeye, Osgood, IN 47037.
WANDA ENGLISH BURNETT
Pictured seated from left are: Geneva Kennedy, the
guest of honor, Thelma Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson Raney
(a relative); standing from left: Mary Margaret Moorhead,
Helen Peck, Norma Brandes, Belvadean Strimple, Patty Jackson
Stutler (a relative) and Marge Olds. The group enjoyed
celebrating the big day with Jackson.
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