Mrs Mary Letang of Bendals is celebrating 101 years today

Mary Ineta Letang

Mary Letang Known to all as “Baby”, was born on the 19 November 1919, to Annie  Joseph and Wilmott Brown. She was born in hills of Hamberton, Bendals.

Mary Lost her mother at a tender age , and so never knew her. She was raised and cared for by her aunt, who taught her to work hard at an early age and to be independent.

In her adult years, she became the mother of 7 childern , 4 of whom are now decreased. She was married once.

Mary has worked hard all her life, up to 4 years ago, she was still at her counter attending to her customers, her children tells of her meting out tough love discipline to them, but never failing to provide for them, even when it meant that she would go withput food to make sure they ate.

She surrounded by her surviving children, grandchildren, great, great, great grands, many nieces and nephews. She is also the last surviving member of all her siblings.

At 100 years old, she has a sharp memory, and is quite in touch with all that’s going on around her.

Mary Letang…. A phenomenal woman

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  1. And her name should be called “blessed”. Another true mother of the nation. We are just blessed to have her here. I don’t know he personally, but just learning of her blesses me. God bless you.

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