Life is good at 110, Virginia woman says

By Black News & Views

The next time you complain about navigating a steep set of steps or working on a project into the night, consider the life of Virginia Davis Jefferson, who at 110-years-old is still going strong.

The Lynchburg, Virginia, woman and retired pastry chef celebrated her century-plus birthday with friends and family on Aug. 14th at a gathering thrown by her nephew — who is a youthful 90-years-old.

Virginia Davis Jefferson is celebrating her 110th birthday this month. At a party in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Aug. 14, 2022, Davis Jefferson shared her secrets of living a productive, meaningful life with Black News & Views. Here, she takes time to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Sonja Y. Foster, Black News & Views
Virginia Davis Jefferson is celebrating her 110th birthday this month. At a party in Lynchburg, Virginia, on Aug. 14, 2022, Davis Jefferson shared her secrets of living a productive, meaningful life with Black News & Views. Here, she takes time to pose for a portrait. Photo credit: Sonja Y. Foster, Black News & Views

Davis Jefferson has survived two world wars, Jim Crow, the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and President John F. Kennedy, the 2001 terror attacks and the deaths of her husband and adult child. Whether it was the healthy lifestyle of growing up on a farm in Virginia or interests like singing in her church choir or teaching herself golf, Davis says she is not exactly sure why she has been able to enjoy such a long life, but she did share some insights with Sonja Y. Foster about navigating life on this earth. Check out our video below:

VIDEO: Virginia Davis Jefferson turns 110-years-old, shares wisdom with BNV

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