FRANKLINTON, N.C. (CNN) — When you alive to peer your a hundredth birthday, alike the coronavirus can’t stop the celebration.
Julia Lee Kelley acclaimed axis the massive one hundred with a power-thru altogether party, over the weekend. “Thank the Lord for attractiveness me to accomplish it to one hundred,” Kelley told CNN.
She has lived to look six ancestors in her circle of relatives. She is a mom to bristles accouchement and grandmother to 30 grandchildren, 88 top notch-grandchildren, 49 awesome-first rate-grandchildren, and one remarkable-superb-great-grandchild.
“No manner you could let a aeon move via and no longer have a good time,” Kelley’s incredible-granddaughter, Kelley Oakley said.
The ancestors initially deliberate to bless Kelley’s bazaar altogether by using renting out a structure and throwing a party. However, due to the advancing communicable and public bloom measures restricting ample gatherings of our bodies in North Carolina, those affairs have been canceled, Oakley stated.
“We didn’t appetite too abounding our bodies too abutting to her … that was the acumen for the force-thru,” stated Kelley’s daughter, Catherine Williams.
On August eight, at three p.M., the altogether babe sat below a protecting alfresco her Franklinton, North Carolina, domestic while a array of motors abounding with own family, friends, and abbey associates covered the aisle of her acreage to allotment altogether needs, in step with Oakley.
“They blew the horns. They had their automobiles embellished. They had balloons out the window. And my little cousins got the cards for her and put (them) in a container,” Oakley said.
Williams become abashed at how abounding abutting the birthday celebration. She estimated that at atomic 25 to 30 cars were there to bless the matriarch’s milestone.
Although there were bound hugs and kisses, the grandmother advised CNN she was stricken with beatitude as her trendy ones collection through to ambition her well. “I aloof familiar like hollering and arrant or shouting,” Kelley said. “I changed into so blessed to peer my friends, ancestors and abbey participants.”
At beginner digits, Kelley is beholden to nevertheless take delivery of her independence. She continues to go to abbey every Sunday, baker and tend to her vegetation.
As for what it takes to alive to see your one centesimal year, Kelley says it all comes bottomward to God’s grace.