Bessie Thomas didn’t expect to live 100 years, but she had faith.
“Jesus Christ is my secret,” Thomas said. “(God) is the reason I’m able to enjoy thinking about 100 years.”
Thomas turns 100 on Saturday and friends and family are celebrating her milestone with a party at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in Augusta. The party is from 3 to 6 p.m., and friends are welcome to drop in to share birthday wishes.
The Evans resident, for whom the Bessie Thomas Community Center in Grovetown is named, spent her life teaching the young and the old.