JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -
A Jones County woman is celebrating a century of life.
Family and friends of Mary Jane Collins wished her a happy 100th birthday this weekend.
Collins was born in 1914 in Summerland Mississippi until relocating to Jones County. She's since been a fixture in the community, serving as a home economics school teacher for forty years. Her family said she has dedicated her life to helping and teaching others to better themselves and to become the best that they can be.
In honor of her service to the community, Collins received a special resolution from the Office of Congressman Bennie Thompson who called her a "virtuous woman". Collins is the mother of four children.