Pine Bluff woman observes 102nd birthday

Albertha Washington Mazique of Pine Bluff will observe her 102nd birthday today.

Mazique was born Feb. 8, 1911, at Ellison, a daughter of the late Martin and Victoria Washington.

She is a member of Antioch Baptist Church at Pastoria and begins each day by reading the bible, without the aid of eyeglasses, according to a family member. She is the mother of two children, Alberteen Mazique of Pine Bluff and Dwight Blond Mazique of Illinois. She has six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mazique is the sole survivor of 16 siblings.