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.