Ms. Millicent Violetta Joseph celebrating her 101st birthday today


Ms. Millicent Violetta Joseph



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. Congratulations Ms.Millicent Viola Joseph on your 101 years of excellence!
    “A people without knowledge of their history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.”
    Our Centenarians had few choices within the economic system to earn a living: ‘washing, cleaning, working in the canefield and picking cotton.’ They provided the labor that produced the economic wealth and cultural benefits of our colonizers.
    Now ‘What’s in your hand?’ smartphone, iPhone, Tablet – a computer! Learn all you can about the electronic device, computer science, coding. Use it to research, study, learn STEM subjects, Caribbean history (consciousness), business subjects.Apply the knowledge to start businesses. With your Antiguan & Barbudan entrepreneurial spirit mixed with your talent, skill and capability, create, innovate and build business enterprises and get things done. Never give up!
    They survived by practicing the fundamental economic principle: ‘eat a little, save a little and spend a little.’

    HEALTH CRISIS, yesterday, today and tomorrow! It’s time for all of us to act to improve our HEALTH and strengthen our human immune system.
    The venerable Centenarian-members of Living Legends from life’s experiences in historical context, say to all of us, especially the youths, simply:
    Develop a Culture of Health. EAT BETTER and EXERCISE MORE so that we can all TAKE CONTROL OF OUR HEALTH and be better together.
    Plant, Eat and Trade- PET action! – fresh Fruits and Vegetables.
    Grow Herbs in the garden and use them.

    “The Lord hath created medicines out of the earth, and he that is wise will not abhor them.”
    ” You are what you eat.”
    “Health is Wealth. Wealth is not Health.,


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