On Monday, P.J. Lott of Laurel turned 112 years old. Though he has no biological children of his own, three generations of family members came to celebrate with him.
“Well he has been there for me for days and days,” Goddaughter Brenda Washington said. “I have known him ever since I was a child and I’m still there.”
Washington has taken care of Lott since 1995.
“He got his right mind and everything,” Washington said. “He gets up out of the bed by himself, gets in the chair, he eats, and everything. He’s doing good.”
When asked about his secret to a long life, Lott replied, “Treating folks right and everything.”
“When people have been out on the street and didn’t have anywhere to go, he would take them in,” Washington said.
Family members said his giving heart is what keeps them going.
“That I’m always going to keep on loving him like he is, no matter how he get’s, I’m going to still love him every day,” Washington said.