Idell Turner: Georgia woman turns 100 with 18 grandchildren and 38 greatgrandchildren

Idell Turner: Georgia woman turns 100 with 18 grandchildren and 38 greatgrandchildren
Idell Turner turned 100 on Janaury 10 (Facebook/ Liza Lucas 11Alive)

DECATUR, GEORGIA: Every year, January comes with a lot of happiness and hope for everyone across the globe. But, the first month of 2023 was even more special for a Georgia family as their matriarch, Idell Turner, turned 100 years old.

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As per reports, Turner was born on January 10, 1923. Her husband fought in the World War II. With her husband, she welcomed five children before becoming a grandmother to 18 children and a great-grandmother to 38. The elderly woman is believed to be the oldest member of her church in Decatur where she has lived for more than four decades.

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Turner enjoys cooking and shares a lovely relationship with her neighbors and community members who identify her as someone who is full of valor, courage, and honor. Journalist Liza Lucas of 11Alive shared about Turner on Facebook, attracting hundreds of likes and comments. “God bless you on your Birthday Journey,” “Happy Birthday Mrs Turner! Hope you have a Blessed Day♥️,” “Happy 100th birthday to you Mrs Turner🙏❤️🎂. Now the trick is who's baking this cake. It's gotta be special for sure. Happy Birthday Mrs. Turner!” “Happy Birthday, Mrs. Turner, glad to see you looking so good. I sincerely hope you feel as good as you look!🤩♥️🍀🎉🌹”

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A user wrote, “Happy Birthday to Idell Turner!! Hope it’s a blessed day!!🎈❤️🎂” Another user shared, “Happy birthday! And May God continue to bless you!🎊🎉🎂🎁” The third one commented, “A very happy birthday enjoy your special day, and many blessings ❤️,” and the fourth user added, “Happy birthday 🎉🎉 blessings keep shining and singing blessings keep celebrating you.”

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However, Turner is not the only one who proudly crossed 100 years of her life this year. Another woman named Ms Julia Ramos from Gwinnett County celebrated her century birthday on January 5. Lovingly called ‘Gigi’ by her family, Ramos is the mother of three, grandmother of four, and great-grandmother of four. The women’s grandchild, Candis Gilchrist, reportedly said, “When I was little, she took after me. It’s amazing to see it come full circle as she cares for my daughter.”

Ramos’ daughter-in-law Julia added, “She is larger than life to us. I almost want to say she is ‘The Gigi.’” The woman also spoke with 11Alive as she excitedly stated, “I feel 16,” before recalling her teenage time. She shared, “My friends and I would go out on Saturdays. I loved the jitter bug.” Ramos also mentioned the difficult times she faced along with her family while growing up. She added, “My father was born in slave times. I remember my Aunt wouldn’t eat to let us have the food during the depression.”

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