NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 10, 2015)— Albertine “Dovie” Elliot welcomed her 100th birthdate amongst family members and friends who hosted a picnic in honor of her milestone on July 10, 2015 at Valley, New River.
Elliot’s brothers Joseph Elliot and Arthur Freeman shared some of their fondest memories of growing up with their sister whom they described as being stern, hard working and outspoken.
Reverend Careen White-Richardson blessed Elliott with a prayer and also presented her with a gift basket on behalf of the New River –Zion Methodist Church
A string brand rendition was made to Ms. Elliott while family members outpoured love through hugs and kisses.
In response, the centenarian expressed gratitude to those who gathered to celebrate such a momentous occasion with her and she registered her thanks to God whom she said she wouldn’t make it this far without.
“ Many, many thanks to everybody that’s present here. I thank them very much… thank you all for coming and keeping this picnic for me…
“He lead me with his tender care, when paths are dark and I did fear. He said no need for me to understand, if I hold fast to his hand… when at days end I seek my rest and realize how much I’m blessed. My thanks I pour out to him and then I place my hand in god … let us place our hand in god and ask him to protect us and shelter us,” she said
Pastor Theophilius Kelly wished God’s richest blessing for Ms.Elliott on behalf of the Brethrens Assembly and shared words of encouragement words to those present to celebrate with her.