Jessie Hamby Jackson is 100

Jessie Hamby Jackson of Blairsville, Georgia celebrates 100th Birthday

Mrs. Jessie Hamby Jackson recently celebrated her 100th birthday with a dinner at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Blairsville, Georgia. She was joined by many family members and friends. After eating a delicious meal, Jessie was surprised with a beautiful birthday cake.

Mrs. Jackson was born on December 16, 1906. She lives on Lower Owltown Road in Union County with her husband of 66 years, Reuel Jackson. They have one son, three grandsons, and eight great grandchildren.

Mrs. Jackson says she attributes her long and healthy life to lots of hard work, fresh food from the garden, and the good Lord's blessings.

Mrs. Jackson has been a member of Shady Grove Methodist Church for 87 years (since 1919). She says with a smile, "I am having a great time. Thanks to everyone for coming."