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Commissioners recognize and honor three local centenarians

caines | 7/19/2012, 5:30 a.m.

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, along with his fellow commissioners and members of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) recently recognized 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 surrounded 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, but died June 15, just prior to being presented with a proclamation. Her daughter, Evadnie Beckett, and her son, Hubert Mitchell, accepted a sympathy resolution on behalf of their mother. Agnes Reid, also a member of the Church of The Ascension, celebrated her 101st birthday on March 25. Father Norbert Cooper accepted the proclamation on her behalf. Over 40 members of the Affirmative Aging Ministry of the Church of The Ascension, led by Cooper, were in attendance to express their genuine love and support for the celebrated centenarians. Commissioner Moss commented, Its not every day we get to acknowledge the life and the legacy of a centenarian. Today I am truly grateful and proud to honor three.