African-American Woman Celebrates 107th Birthday In US, Shares Powerful Secrets to Her Longevity (Photos)
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African-American Woman Celebrates 107th Birthday In US, Shares Powerful Secrets to Her Longevity (Photos)

  • An African American woman attained 107 years old and marked the momentous occasion with family and friends
  • Julie Thompson, a native of South Carolina and resident of Santee, SC, in the US, celebrated her special day with a backyard party
  • In an interview, the centenarian shared the secrets to her longevity, saying she does what the Bible tells her to do

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South Carolina native, Adell Julie Thompson, recently marked a major milestone as she turned 107 years old with her family and loved ones in the US.

The centenarian has witnessed many historical moments in her birth country and attributes her longevity to her faith in God.

Adell Julie Thompson shares secret to her long life

Born in 1915, the resident of Santee, SC, said she does ''what the Bible tells me". Thompson told the local news station, WLTX News 19, that she lived through both World Wars and has seen 20 presidents of the United States come and go in her lifetime.

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Photos as Black woman marks 107th birthday.
African-American Adell Julie Thompson wat 107. Source: Jonathan Eshun.
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107 years is a miracle for Adell Julie Thompson

She said attaining 107 has never been a lifetime dream for her. "I had no dream of being 107 years.''

"But the Lord spared me, and I try to do the right thing, I guess, so people don't talk about you,'' she said.

Thompson, who worked as a second-grade substitute teacher in the 1930s, celebrated the momentous occasion with family and friends with a backyard party.

The centenarian was married to her late husband, Eddie, in 1940 and worked on family farms, which included picking cotton for much of her life.

See her photos below:

African-American woman marks 107th birthday.
African-American Adell Julie Thompson at 107. Source: Jonathan Eshun.
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Ghanaian MP flaunts beautiful wife in photos to celebrate her birthday

Not long ago, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaian legislator Francis-Xavier Sosu shared photos and a heartwarming message to celebrate his wife Adwoa Konadu's birthday on Friday.

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The Ghanaian legislator said his life would have been empty without the love of his significant other.

''Happy Birthday my lovely wife Adwoa Konadu. Today is another significant day in your life. My dearest and sweetest, not a day goes by when I do not think of you and how empty my life would have been without you and your love,'' the MP shared with photos on Facebook.

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Nathaniel Crabbe (Human-Interest editor) Nathaniel Crabbe is a journalist and editor with a degree in Journalism from the Ghana Institute of Journalism, where he graduated in 2015. He earned his master's from UPSA in December 2023. Before becoming an editor/writer of political/entertainment and human interest stories at Asaase Radio, Crabbe was a news reporter at TV3 Ghana. With experience spanning over ten years, he now works at YEN.com.gh as a human interest editor. You can reach him via nathaniel.crabbe@yen.com.gh.

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