Nellie Johnson

Nellie Maude Johnson, a resident at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, celebrated her 110th birthday on Dec. 16, 2016.


Friends, fellow residents, associates and church family joined Johnson for a party marking this milestone, which makes her a super-centenarian. The dining room was decorated beautifully with gold decorations, and Johnson wore a corsage of white roses and gold ribbon. 


The activities staff made a timeline of major historical events that happened during Johnson’s lifetime, and the group had fun viewing the presidents who had served, the cost of stamps, the number of states and other facts. The local TV station also ran a brief clip about her birthday, and party attendees were able to gather around the television to watch it.


Johnson received several honors during the party. She was presented with two certificates, one from Gov. Bill Haslam and the other from U.S. Rep. Phil RoeCounty Mayor Bill Brittain also presented her with a Christmas ornament.


As a young lady, Johnson attended Morristown College.


Johnson is an active member of Young’s Temple AME Zion Church. She and her beloved sister, Daisy (who has since passed away) moved into The Heritage Center 16 years ago.


Johnson is self-motivated throughout the day. She enjoys tidying her room and picking out her own clothes, attending bingo every Tuesday and reading her Bible


When Johnson was asked how she liked her party and having her friends gathered around, she said, “It was nice. I thought it was good to see them.”

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