Barbados has yet another centenarian. She is Mary Elizabeth Messiah.
Surrounded by family and friends – some coming from as far as the United Kingdom – this matriarch was the toast of the Union, St. Philip district this morning.
The mother of two was celebrated at a luncheon where guests were regaled with stories of fun moments of her life.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY, the soft spoken Mary credited the strength and love of God for bringing her this far.
“God is who helped me, his love, my family, everybody,” she said before singing a verse of her favorite song ‘Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus.’