Living to see 102 years, especially these days is something that many people don’t accomplish. But not for Millicent Violetta Joseph who will turn that milestone age Thursday this week.
Also known as Ashby Joseph was born on the 2 of February 1921 to Adela Francis and James Joseph in Parham Town.
She moved to Seaview Farm and then to Freeman Village until recently, where she relocated to Tindale Road and currently resides.
Ms. Joseph is mother to ten (10) children, Cyril Samuel, Dornell & Gloria Ferris, and one other whose name unknown, all (deceased), Victor Gore, Cordella Ferris Parker, Gweneth Ferris Pelle, Wilda Ferris Chatman, Rhona Ferris and Sylvester Ferris.
Ms. Joseph worked on the loco line for many years cutting sugar, she was also a farmer and woodcutter. She is a faithful member of the Freeman’s Village Methodist Church and ensured that all her children attended church on Sundays and participated in church activities.
Ms. Joseph currently has twenty-eight grandchildren, forty-five, great grand-children and five great-great-grandchildren. She was a caring grandmother to all her grand-children and did her very best to instill values in them.
Her favorite song is “What a friend we have in Jesus”. The beginning of a day for Ms. Joseph starts with prayers and thanking the creator for life.
Her favorite food is Fungi, Fish, and Cassava.
Ms. Joseph was a caregiver to many people in the village and was the life of the party, usually the first on the dance floor. Ms. Joseph was also a strict disciplinarian, who gave us a specific time to get home and we were not allowed to leave the house without Cordella our eldest sister.
At age 99 Ms. Joseph is still collective and surrounded by the love of her immediate and church family.