Ms. Millicent Joseph is Antigua and Barbuda’s newest centenarian

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Ms. Millicent Violetta Joseph also known as Ashby was born on the 2nd February 1921 to Adela Francis and James Joseph in Parham Town. She moved to Seaview Farm and then to Freeman Village until recently, where she relocated to Tindale Road and currently resides.

 

Ms. Joseph is mother to ten (10) children, Cyril Samuel, Dornell & Gloria Ferris and one other whose name unknown, all (deceased), Victor Gore, Cordella Ferris Parker, Gweneth FerrisPelle, Wilda Ferris Chatman, RhonaFerris and Sylvester Ferris.

 

Ms. Joseph worked on the loco linefor many years cutting sugar, she was alsoa farmer and wood cutter. She is a faithful member of the Freeman’s Village Methodist Church and ensured that all her children attended church on Sundays and participated in church activities.

 

Ms. Joseph currently hastwenty eight (28) grand-children, forty five (45) great grand-children and five (5) great-great grand-childrenwas a caring grand-mother to all her grand-children and did her very best to instill values in them.

 

Her favorite song is “What a friend we have in Jesus”. The beginning of a day for Ms. Joseph starts with prayers and thanking the creator for life.

Her favorite food is Fungi, Fish and Cassava.

 

Ms. Joseph was a care giver to many people in the village and was the life of the party, usually the first on the dance floor. Ms. Joseph was also a strict disciplinarian, who gave us a specific time to get home and we were not allowed to leave the house without Cordella our eldest sister.

 

At age 99 Ms. Joseph is still collective and surrounded by the love of her immediate and church family.

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  1. Happy birthday to the world’s greatest grandmother were beyond grateful and happy to have you as apart of our lives and we pay God’s continous blessing for u mama, Love you for eternity 💖💗

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