Decatur woman celebrates 109th birthday

- A Decatur woman is celebrating her 109th birthday on Saturday.

Mrs. Willie Mae Hardy was born on March 11, 1908 in Junction City, Georgia. Growing up, she worked on a farm and in the cotton fields.

She moved to Atlanta in 1939 and later joined Butler Street Baptist Church, where she is the oldest member, having served for more than 73 years.

In 1966, Hardy moved to Decatur, where she currently resides.

She enjoys pastel colors, attending church, listening to gospel music, watching inspirational shows and spending time her with family.

Her favorite television shows include Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns “ and “House of Payne” and “The Andy Griffin Show.” She also loves the movie, "The Help." 

Hardy has lived to raise six generations of children in her family. She has one daughter, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great grandchildren and four great-great-great grandchildren.

SEE ALSO: 100-year-old great-grandma dances to Bruno Mars tune

Up Next:

Up Next

  • Decatur woman celebrates 109th birthday
  • WATCH: Dog pushes shopping cart on grocery-shopping trip
  • 42 people injured in train collision in Upper Darby
  • Joint funeral planned for fallen Kissimmee officers
  • FOX News reports Pres. Trump to send 4,000 troops to Afghanistan
  • Arizona teen with terminal illness wants 100,000 birthday cards
  • Mother arrested for leaving kids in hot car while she drinks at bar
  • Police: 2-month-old boy killed by family dog in Houston
  • Americans are dazzled as eclipse turns day into night
  • Eclipse 2017 picture: Do you see Buddha, a man, or something else?