Mrs. Florence H. Davis marked 10 decades of living when she celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 11. A native of New Orleans, Louisiana, Mrs. Davis credits the Lord for blessing her throughout her life where she worked as a nurse and seamstress before retiring.
According to her daughter, Elaine C. Meggs, her mother’s daily mantra is, “Lord, you have been so good to me. Thank you, Lord!” Mrs. Davis is also the mother to Raymond Boutney III, and has six grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
In addition to God, Mrs. Davis is known for her love of flowers. In fact, her family remarked that she would often spend an entire day in her garden filled with flowers and vegetables.
Those who know Mrs. Davis well are not surprised that she reached 100 years of age. Ten years ago when she turned 90, her daughter shared, “She said that she received a blessing to turn 90 with all of her organs and less a few teeth. Also, she would repeatedly tell us that she is praying to God for health and strength to make 100 years old!”
In honor of reaching the significant milestone, a few family and friends arranged a celebratory luncheon with cake and balloons. Also, her pastor, the Rev. Dr. Mary S. Minor, and fellow members of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church, showered her with birthday cards and notes.
Ronell Williams contributed to this article.