Mary Adialla affectionately known as ‘Aunty Vera’ is 101-years-old and is in relatively good health.
The Corentyne Berbice centenarian believes that she is enjoying a long life because she did a lot of good in her younger years.
“I am feeling happy. I am so glad to reach this age. I am so proud because none of my family lived this age. I am so proud the Lord kept me through,” she said.
She was born on March 29, 1919, at Number 1 Village in Corentyne Berbice where she continues to reside.
Apart from a slight hearing problem, Aunty Vera takes care of her basic needs.
Aunty Versa continues to shower without assistance and passes the day with family and friends.
A relative also cooks and cares for her. Aunty Vera is one of ten siblings; she is among the two still alive.
Aunty Vera prides herself in teaching a lot of young women in the village how to knit and sew.
“When I was young I teach them girls to do knitting and sewing. I always like to teach children,” she recalled.
Aunty Vera spent her life sewing for persons in the Corentyne Region.
Even in her 90s, she was still making a living off the profession.
Thankful for life, Aunty Vera has some advice for others.
“Don’t do wrong things; do all good things to the Lord. I believe that I do a lot of good things make the Lord keep me up to this age. I live a nice and decent life.
“I always tell the little children to behave and be a good child. Don’t make your Mom and Dad shame, do the right things in the world. Your parents don’t teach you the wrong things.”