Davis East Nursing Facility recently hosted a 105th birthday celebration for Margie Jasper Jones.
There were a few clouds in the sky, but the sun was brightly shining in the room as guests gathered in the dining hall for the celebration, according to a spokesman.
Jones was escorted in by relatives visiting from Crossett. A warm welcome was given from the staff, and Ken Ferguson, director of workforce investment, presented Jones a plaque. Jones also received several other gifts from volunteers, friends and the staff of Davis East.
Jones was requested to sing to the guests, and after informing them she had come down with somewhat of a cold, entertained the crowd well with her own mixture of the old familiar song, “This Little Light of Mine”. She gave words of wisdom, which are to always treat people right and to always follow Jesus.
The morning ended with singing “Happy Birthday” and Jones blowing out candles on her cake.