A Texas woman who was born all the way back in 1909 has credited God’s unfailing faithfulness for keeping her healthy all these years.
Incredibly, Elizabeth Francis is pretty healthy for a woman who has lived through both World Wars and seen six generations of family life. The Houstonian, who was born in Louisiana, celebrated her 110th birthday on Saturday, surrounded by her extended family.
As for the secret to a long life — well, faith, she said.
“Blessing of the Lord. He’s the one keeping me. That’s why I’m living,” Francis told ABC-13.
Now, as she nears the end of her long and blessed life, Francis is enjoying spending time with her doting family.
“She’s been able to watch and see all of her grandchildren grow up and be a part of their lives,” said Ethel Harrison, Francis’ granddaughter.
Despite being well over 100-years-old, this delightful lady has not yet been crowned the oldest in the United States. On July 7, a woman in New York by the name of Alelia Murphy celebrated her 114th birthday and became the oldest living person in America — she is also a committed Christian.
Last month, another Texas woman, Pastor Hattie Mae Allen, turned 105 and was quick to praise the Lord for such a long and happy life.
“We put Jesus first,” Allen, who teaches Sunday School, told Fox News.
The oldest living person on the planet is Kane Tanaka of Japan, who turned 116 on January 2. The oldest ever American to live was Sarah Knauss, of Hollywood, Pennsylvania, who died on December 30, 1999, aged 119 years, 97 days.