Edwards explained that Waters is the last living sibling of seven and in her everyday life, she requires very little help. Additionally, Waters is a fan of the news station, which she regularly tunes into in the morning while sipping coffee and eating breakfast.
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As for what Waters believes is the secret to her long life, Edwards said it’s about treating people right.
“She raised a village, and we will continue to celebrate her,” her granddaughter wrote in an email.
Waters is not alone in being celebrated for a milestone birthday over the years.
In 2017, Atlanta recognized city school nutrition employee Gladys Cornelius for her "life-long commitment to the Atlanta Public Schools." Cornelius celebrated her 100th birthday and June 5 was proclaimed in her honor for her service to thousands of Atlanta school children throughout the years.