Family, friends celebrate Mangham woman's 109th birthday

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MANGHAM, La. (KNOE) - The Mangham community celebrated the birthday of Flora Turner Saturday. Turner is now 109 years old and a lifelong resident of Mangham.

(Source: KNOE)

National award-winning author, poet and singer Ro Wright sang a special song just for her.

Turner says her faith and her love for children and her church has kept her strong. “I sang solos all the time, and I got to be a mother of the church,” Turner says.

“They put me on the mother's seat, and I've done what I could at the church. I stay on the stand singing all the time."

Turner also received a proclamation from the mayor of Mangham as well.