MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Mother Mary Alice Richardson celebrated her 100th birthday Sunday, standing before a congregation of family and friends at Abundant Grace Fellowship Church.
The major milestone included a proclamation from Mayor Jim Strickland, proclaiming the day "Mary Alice Richardson Day" in Memphis.
"But I loved every minute of it. It was so good to let me know that people really do care for you. They love you. And I appreciate everything they've done, is doing for me," said Richardson.
Despite her age, Richardson shows no signs of slowing down.
She attends church regularly, walks three miles a day and continues to drive.
She even drove herself to the birthday celebration.
“I got in the car and I asked the Lord to go with me,” said Richardson.
She said the secret to a long life is obedience to God.
“He promised us long life. He promised to give us a good life,” said Richardson.