Jewell Howard, a member of Zoe Christian Fellowship of Los Angeles since 1998, turned 100-years-old on May 16. A birthday celebration was held for her on Sunday, May 26 after Zoe’s morning service.
Born in Temple, Texas on May 16, 1919, Ms. Howard was the second of five children. After she finished high school in 1937, she moved to Los Angeles.
In 1943, Ms. Howard attended beauty college and worked as a beautician until she was 98-years-old. During the last 10 years of her career, she operated her own salon.
When asked what she attributed to her long, healthy life, she said, “I have a very forgiving spirit. I have always tried to eat right and not to go to extremes by eating in moderation. My long life has given me the opportunity to care for my many nieces and nephews over the years.”
According to a Zoe member, “Jewell Howard is truly an example of grace, beauty and godly wisdom. May we all be blessed to live a long and healthy life!”
Bishop Frank L. Stewart is the founder and pastor of Zoe Christian Fellowship of Los Angeles.