Winnie Stringer marked her 100th birthday with a joyous party on Jan. 25 arranged by Pastor Rosalynn K. Brookins and the members of Walker Temple AME Church in Los Angeles.
With family and friends joining the celebration, Stringer enjoyed lots of well wishes, gifts and a five-course meal at Walker Temple where she has been a member for 64 years. Stringer served the church many years as an usher and singing in the choir.
Sharing her secret to a long life, Stringer said, “I never did smoke, I never did drink and I never kept late hours at night. I’m feeling fine. I’ve just been a happy-go-lucky person all of my life.”
Stringer’s niece, Dolores Jefferson, noted that her aunt always tries to keep busy. “My aunt is a person that loves to do things. She likes to shop, she enjoys life and she likes to dress pretty all of the time.”
Also commenting on Stringer’s independence, Brookins said, “I don’t know anyone who’s reached 100 that’s still driving, caring for themselves, cooking and she’s in church every Sunday. I just give God praise for allowing me to serve as her shepherd. It’s a blessing for me!”