Myrtle Lucas celebrates 100

At 100 years old, Myrtle Eumilda Lucas had her family in stitches as they joined her in celebrating the milestone this morning.

Even Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave was pleasantly surprised at her vivaciousness, exclaiming: “I have met so many centenarians [but] I have never come across one like you yet!”

Governor General Sir Elliott Belgrave toasts centenarian Myrtle Lucas.

Her grandson Michael Lucas, recalled that the former domestic worker, who was born in Ebenezer, St Philip, spent her life helping others and putting her family first.

“I remember hearing stories of people coming to her house when they had nothing to eat and she wouldn’t turn away anyone even though she had very little herself. She would always make certain that if you were hungry you were fed,” he said.

Lucas’ family was also present for the celebrations.

Lucas added that his grandmother always wanted what was best for her offspring, and he attributed the success of the close-knit family to her love and discipline.

“Domestics don’t get paid a lot but we never went without food, we never went without love most importantly, we never went without discipline and those things I credit for the success of every member of the family. It all started with her, she is the foundation.”

Myrtle Lucas has three children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. (KK)

7 Responses to Myrtle Lucas celebrates 100

  1. Venice Daisley
    Venice Daisley July 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Congrats Grandma may you live to see many more birthdays to come and all God’s blessings.

  2. Joan Wickham
    Joan Wickham July 16, 2016 at 3:23 pm


  3. Maria Downie-Wall
    Maria Downie-Wall July 16, 2016 at 3:26 pm

    Happy Birthday x

  4. Amanda Scott
    Amanda Scott July 16, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    Happy birthday mom

  5. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce July 16, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Happy 100th Birthday Gran!!!

  6. Rosalind Eastmond
    Rosalind Eastmond July 16, 2016 at 5:32 pm

    All God’s Blessings Granny Myrtle .

  7. Sharon Woolley
    Sharon Woolley July 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Bless her, Congratulations on this wonderful age x


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