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For the Daily News
On Feb. 6, Mary E. Brown celebrated her 100th birthday.
She was born in Grenada and moved to Starkville in 1917 where she still lives today. Â During the late 1920â€™s she married William Brown together they had one child with three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Â
In addition to being a wife and mother she worked outside the home as a housekeeper, and also for Dr. Long and Dr. Howell. Â
Mary, not being formally educated, made it a point to see her children go to college so they could have a better life. Â Mary Brown has been sustained through her life by a strong faith in God which is demonstrated by her constant testimony. Â As well as sharing the goodness of the Word with everyone she meets. Â
Mary is a member of Second Baptist Church of Starkville, where she has been a member since 1921.