4/27/2013 6:02 PM
MOUNT HOPE - A Fayette County women celebrated her 100th birthday Saturday.
Willie Mae Sanders spent her centennial surrounded by family and friends at the United Missionary Baptist Church in Mount Hope. Family members began planning for her party last year.
Sanders said she was happy to see her loved ones gathered together. "I feel good. I'm happy that I'm alive. The Lord still is letting me stay a little bit longer."
Her brother, Odell Watfored, said he was pleased to share in Sanders' celebration. "To be with one of your family members to reach that century mark - it is great. It's a wonderful feeling," he said.
Family members said Sanders still lives independently, with relatives nearby.