Viola Brown Celebrates 110th Birthday, Becomes 6th Living Person in America to Reach Milestone

Virginia elder Viola Brown just reached a milestone that few people will see after celebrating her 110th birthday.

“Over the course of more than a century, Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown has witnessed Clarke County’s progress and growth, which reflects the growth of our nation, and she has made extraordinary memories that are woven into her unique narrative of American history,” the proclamation said. “Centenarian Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown, who still lives in her Josephine Street home where she maintains a daily routine that includes spiritual reflection, now joins a small but extraordinary group of individuals known as supercentenarians.”

Brown was born on Oct. 4, 1911 in Hume, Virginia and was the youngest of her 12 brothers and sisters, Christian Headlines reported.

Brown is standing strong during the pandemic, The Christian Post reported that Brown is unvaccinated. She’s putting full faith in God to protect her during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She never took any prescribed medication until she was 101,” Vonceil Hill, Brown’s 79-year-old daughter and only living child, said during an interview with The Christian Post. “They put her on a low dose [medication] for high blood pressure.”

ABC 7 News affiliate reported, that Brown has “eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.” Brown two husbands John Lampkin and Rev. Paul Brown  passed away in 1982 and 1998. On September 20, the Gerontology Research Group reported that there are only 18 people in the world that have reached 110 or older. Andrew Roberts, Brown’s nephew said he believes her devotion to her faith has played an major role in her life’s blessings.

“I think one of the things, in terms of her longevity, has to do with her faith,” says Roberts. “The lifestyle [she practices]. She doesn’t let a lot of things bother her. She has great capacity either to tolerate stress or just kind of eliminate it for the most part because she is centered. She’s centered on something greater than herself.”

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