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Lera Williams: Still trusting God on her 109th birthday
Taylor County Judge Paul Patton joins birthday celebration today, singing "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder." Mrs. Williams is orginially from Cumberland County, as is her pastor, CU Vice President John Chowning; and she has an Adair County connection, too.
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By Linda Waggener, Campbellsville University writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY--Campbellsville University neighbor, Mrs. Lera Williams, turned 109 years young today, February 9, 2009, and had a steady stream of visitors at her Meader Street home to honor her.
CU Vice President for Church and External Relations and Executive Assistant to the President, John Chowning, notes that both he and "Mrs. Lera" have their family roots in Cumberland County.
Among her many guests were former Taylor County Judge Executive Paul Patton who stopped in for their annual gospel music singing. She sang along with him on several familiar tunes including "When The Roll is Called Up Yonder."
When asked her secret to long life, Mrs. Williams says simply, "I do not worry -- God will take care of us." She still uses her talents every day and is well known locally as the lady who crochets those colorful bookmarks that the library gives ou
This story was posted on 2009-02-09 15:15:06
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