110-Year-Old Woman Credits Faith in God as Secret to Long Life


An American woman from Virginia, who just turned 110, has revealed that the reason for her long and happy life is her relationship with God. On October 4, Viola Brown of Berryville marked her birthday with her friends and family members. 

According to Winchester Star, the chairman of Clarke County Board of Supervisors, David Weiss was a special guest at Brown’s birthday party. 

In an interview with The Christian Post, Brown's nephew, Andrew Roberts, said that his great-aunt loves Jesus. More so, she always desire to honor Him at all times.

"My personal experience has been nothing but love and joy whenever I'm in her presence. There's never one minute that Jesus doesn't drip off her lips. It's as if she embodies Him. Everything she talks about and does, she gives honor and praise to God. I mean everything. She's a literal (believer)."

"I think one of the things, in terms of her longevity, has to do with her faith. The lifestyle (she practices). She doesn't let a lot of things bother her," he added. "She has great capacity either to tolerate stress or just kind of eliminate it for the most part because she is centered. She's centered on something greater than herself," Roberts said.

Roberts affirmed that his great-aunt loves the Bible especially Psalm 27.

"She talks about the 27th Psalm. That's her favorite. The impact of her is the embodiment of love, even though we fall short. It's that spirit that keeps you going because she's always going to remind you. Whether it's obvious or overt, it's just who she is. You automatically feel good when you're around her. She's got that positive energy, that spirit-filled energy," he said.

Brown added that she does not allow anything to disturb her. She takes each day as it comes. She also relied on God for direction daily.

Her 79-year-old daughter, Vonceil Hill, along with Roberts accredited her sound health to her Christian faith. They disclosed that Brown has not taken any medication since she was 101 years old. Besides, her prayers to God have been effective as she receives whatever she asks from Him.

"She asks God for things and usually it happens. She prays with some people who are sick (and they get better)," Hill said.

In 1936, Brown married her first husband, John Lampkin. The union was blessed with two children, one of whom has since died. Lampkin passed on in 1982. She married Reverend Paul Brown in 1988. They were married till he died in 1998.

Brown is still an occupant of the house that her first husband built. She loves the company of her friends and family including eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. 

"Every day's a good day. The Lord's been really good to me," Brown concluded. 

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