Winnell Shaw: Black Woman and Grandmother of 13 Marks Her 104th Birthday

Winnell Shaw: Black Woman and Grandmother of 13 Marks Her 104th Birthday

  • A Stone Mountain woman has marked her 104th birthday with intense enthusiasm and excitement
  • Winnell Cunningham Shaw delighted in the milestone together with neighbours in her community
  • The grandmother of 13 is a retired seamstress who has taken up Gin Rummy and drawing

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Winnell Cunningham Shaw, a Stone Mountain woman, has marked her 104th birthday with enthusiasm and excitement with her neighbors in her community, Alive reports.

She ushered in the milestone with honks, beeps, and cheers at the Antioch Villas Gardens Apartments.

Born on January 7, 1918, at Lawrenceville, Georgia, Shaw has lived through many historic moments few could experience.

Winnell Shaw tunes 104 years old
Winnell Shaw: Black Woman and Grandmother of 13 Celebrates Her 104th Birthday Photo credit:
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Growing up

At 12, she moved to Atlanta, where she attended the largest Africa-American public elementary school, Ashby Street Elementary.

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She relocated to Atlanta in 1930 after the demise of her mother and aunt. Shaw achieved another milestone when she graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, the first public high school for African Americans in the state and the Atlanta Public Schools system.


Shaw then married the love of her life at age 23, with whom she raised four children until he passed.

She has lived a useful life, serving her community as a seamstress and a caretaker, specifically for children, which earned her the moniker "Ms Nell."

The grandmother of 13 retired as a seamstress and has taken up Gin Rummy and drawing.

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In a similar birthday story on, Ghanaian gospel musician, Diana Antwi Hamilton, released two breathtaking photos to commemorate her birthday on Saturday, December 4, 2021.

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In the birthday shots, the 2021 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year sported African wear and a glittering royal blue dress styled with African print.


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