Ben Hillyer | The NAtchez Democrat — Natchez resident Mattie Wilkinson celebrated her 102nd birthday surrounded by five generations of family and friends. Wilkinson’s great-great grandchild Riley Byram share a few giggles during the birthday party. Family members from as far away as Seatlle came to celebrate her birthday at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.
Ben Hillyer | The NAtchez Democrat — Natchez resident Mattie Wilkinson celebrated her 102nd birthday surrounded by five generations of family and friends. Wilkinson’s great-great grandchild Riley Byram share a few giggles during the birthday party. Family members from as far away as Seatlle came to celebrate her birthday at the Margaret Martin Performing Arts Center.

Photo feature: Natchez woman celebrates 102nd birthday

Published 12:04am Sunday, March 3, 2013
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Wilkinson, at left, reaches out to hug her great grandchild Caitlyn Mizelle with Rebekah Mizelle smiling in the background.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Wilkinson, at left, reaches out to hug her great grandchild Caitlyn Mizelle with Rebekah Mizelle smiling in the background.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The birthday wishes also came by cellphone Saturday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — The birthday wishes also came by cellphone Saturday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Helen Luby gives her older sister Mattie Wilkinson a hug during Wilkinson's 102nd birthday party Saturday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Helen Luby gives her older sister Mattie Wilkinson a hug during Wilkinson’s 102nd birthday party Saturday.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Mattie Wilkinson talks to her grandson Bruce Mizelle during her birthday party.
Ben Hillyer | The Natchez Democrat — Mattie Wilkinson talks to her grandson Bruce Mizelle during her birthday party.

 

 

 

 

  • Anonymous

    Great story and best wishes to this Lady and her family.

  • annadutton

    Thats my great grandmother and she looks wonderful so sorry we couldnt be theyre to meet her but she was in our thoughts yesterday we hope to meet you soon great grandma lots of love anna & munchkins.