A Stone Mountain, Georgia woman reached a milestone that many of us can only hope to achieve. She celebrated her 104th birthday on Saturday with calls, beeps, and cheers from her community.
Winnell Cunningham Shaw was surrounded by neighbors, friends, and family at Antioch Villas Gardens Apartments to celebrate her.
Shaw was born in Lawrenceville, Georgia and has lived a life full of ups and downs. Past any ailments like diabetes, immune diseases, bone fractures or anything else–she’s still here! And she’s not just living, she’s thriving!
At the age of 12 in 1930, she moved to Atlanta after her mother and aunt died. The show attended Ashby Street Elementary School, the city’s largest public elementary school for African Americans. She graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, the first public high school for African Americans in the State and Atlanta Public School System.
Later, Shaw married the love of her life at the age of 23. She, along with her husband Frank Shaw, raised four children until his death.
Born on January 7, 1918, Shaw showed that her mind is still just as sharp as ever as she answered questions from local news station WSB-TV 11 Alive.
“I feel fine!” she told the television station. “I think I’ve lived to be this old because I was understanding, and I try to live right and do the right things.”
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