Mathews native Grace Miller celebrated her 100th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 16, and about 140 people showed up at Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews to wish her well.
Among those visiting was Del. Keith Hodges (R-Middlesex), who presented Miller with resolutions in her honor from President Barack Obama, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and the Virginia House of Delegates.
Also present were the members of Miller’s family—son C.W. Miller and his wife Earline of Gloucester; their daughter, Beth Richardson of Florida; and Beth’s daughters, Lindsey and Katherine Richardson.
A lifelong homemaker who was married for 63 years to Wilson, Grace has a lifelong reputation as a good Christian woman and a fine cook. Her six-layer chocolate cake and her biscuits are especially renowned.
“She has always been able to feed however many showed up,” said Earline during a visit on Oct. 18. During that same visit, Grace shared some memories of her childhood in Mathews. She was born a...
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