MIAMI — Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, along with his fellow commissioners and members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), recently had the honor and privilege of recognizing three centenarians from District 9 in the Commission chambers.
Ella Thompson, 100, Catherine Mitchell, 100 and Agnes Reid, 101,were each honored with a Miami-Dade County proclamation July 3 whilesurrounded by family, friends and acquaintances.
Thompson, a member of Martin Memorial AME Church in Richmond Heights, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 21.
Mitchell, a member of the Church of The Ascension in Richmond Heights, celebrated her 100th birthday on April 27, yet passed away on June 15 just prior to being presented with her proclamation. Mitchell’s daughter, Evadnie Beckett, and her son, Hubert Mitchell, accepted a sympathy resolution on behalf of their mother.
Reid, also a member of the Church of The Ascension, celebrated her 101st birthday on March 25. Because she was unable to attend the presentation ceremony, Father Norbert Cooper accepted the proclamation on her behalf.
More than 40 members of the Affirmative Aging Ministry of the Church of The Ascension, led by Father Cooper, were in attendance to express their love and support for the celebrated centenarians.
“It’s not every day we get to acknowledge the life and the legacy of a centenarian,” Commissioner Moss commented. “Today I am truly grateful and proud to honor three.”
He was joined by fellow commissioners and members of the Affirmative Aging Ministry of The Church of The Ascension of Richmond Heights.
Photo: Ella Thompson