Hattiesburg resident celebrates a century of life

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - While everyone celebrates their birthday each year, not many get to celebrate a 100th birthday.

On Saturday, resident at Wesley Manor Retirement Community, Verdee Bryant, celebrated a century of life.

Verdee was born in 1913 and was the 6th child of Louena and Robert Garrick. She graduated from Sanford High School and went to Jones County Junior College for one year.

Verdee married Earl Bryant in 1934, and although she never had children of her own, she does have many nephews and nieces who she loves and cares for.

While enjoying a day full of family and friends on Saturday, Verdee says she never expected to have lived to see 100 years.

"I'm surprised," said Verdee. "With all the nieces and nephews I have, and the things they've done for me, I just couldn't do otherwise. God has been good to me."

Verdee is the last survivor of her immediate family.

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