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Monchy Resident Is 109 Years Old


La Borne, Monchy resident Philomen Nicholas, also known as Eldica, marked a milestone on Monday when she turned 109.

A church service on Sunday and a breakfast are among the activities planned to observe the milestone.

Great-grandaughter Christa St. Ange disclosed that Nicholas is a former farmer who has outlived her husband, siblings, and close friends.

St. Ange told St. Lucia Times that the devout Catholic is fairly independent and credits God for her longevity.

She said her great-grandmother, who used to live alone, moved in with her grandson and his family in 2019.

But before the move, she cooked, washed her clothing, and performed other household chores.

St. Ange disclosed that the centenarian is healthy and walks unassisted but sometimes needs mobility support.

She stated that the community loves the family matriarch and helps to look after her.

At 109, Philomen Nicholas is one year shy of being a supercentenarian.

According to the Boston University Medical Campus website, supercentenarians, people 110 years old and older, are extremely rare individuals.

The website said there are 200-300 worldwide.


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  1. May God continue to bless you mamma and give you health and strength everyday. I wish I could sit with the living encyclopedia and hear her story on St Lucia’s History then and now and how they became who they are today and the TRIBULATIONS OF BLACK ST LUCIANS I bet she has seen and endured plenty. Bless you mamma.

  2. WOW!
    I want to wish you all the happiness there is.
    You are the “GOAT”

  3. how they know that? Many of these people don’t have proper birth records. Those born in the mid 1 1950’s , the records are okay. But 1940’s and 30’s anything goes.

  4. Happy birthday to Miss Eldica. I know this lady from a toddler. I have not seen her in decades but I feel bless just knowing her. Years ago when I was told she is still here with us, I was elated. Since, I have been following up with people who have contact. May God continue to bless you MAMA Eldica

  5. Happiest Birthday to you mama may you live to see your upcoming birthday 🥳 and how many more the lord wishes, I wish I could visit you to gain some of your wisdom.
    Your story made my day . I don’t know you but I love you .
    I hope everyone around you cherish and love you 🥰 every moment for you are precious.

  6. Blessings and best wishes Elder … I am sure you have untold stories to share with all of us. Enjoy 🎂🎂🎂

  7. The lenght of our days are seventy years or eighty,if we have strenght..
    Then the LORD said, my Sprit will not contend with man forever, for he is mortal ; his days will be a hundred and twenty years and more for the mind of the controlled by the Sprit which is long life and Peace”
    Live on,dear Queen❤️❗


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