Clanton woman celebrates turning 103

Clanton woman turns 103 years old

CLANTON, AL (WBRC) - A Chilton County woman celebrated a birthday on Thursday that few of us will ever see.

Willie Sansom turned 103-years-old. Willie was born and raised in Verbena, where she worked as a housewife and helped her husband in agriculture; specifically peach farming.

She has 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Willie plans to celebrate with her friends and family on Saturday.

When it comes to longevity, it runs in the family. Willie’s sister-in-law, Gladys Headley turned 103 last year.

Willie says her secret to living a long life is that she accepted the Lord at an early age and she always obeyed her parents.

We think that is great advice.

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