Sunday, March 8, 2015
Happy 87th Birthday "Mama Jill Ellis!
Of course, she's known to her family, which includes her sons and daughters and also hundreds of students, friends, neighbors and Riverview and Kingsport residents as "Mama Jill."
One of the matriachs of Riverview was celebrated at her 87th birthday party on February 28th.
But is it her 87th?
Mama Jill is a Leap Baby, having been born on February 29, 1928.
Since leap years only come every 4 years, that would make Mama Jill 21 years old this year.
Right now, there are about 4 million people in the world who were all born on Leap Day, and the chances of having a Leap Day birthday are 1 in 1,461. Leap Day babies are considered to have special talents and abilities because of of their status. And we all know, Mama Jill is one special lady!
Happy birthday, Mama Jill...... you don't look a day over 21!
BELOW IS A SLIDE SHOW AND VIDEOS OF MAMA JILL'S BIRTHDAY PARTY AT THE BETHEL A.M.E. ZION CHURCH, KINGSPORT, HELD ON FEBRUARY 28, 2015:
MAMA JILL ARRIVES FOR HER BIRTHDAY PARTY...CLICK ON THE ARROW TO PLAY:
A SPECIAL HAPPY BIRTHDAY SERENADE FROM 93 YEAR OLD JAMES B. HICKS, FATHER OF FLOSSIE MAXWELL AND RICHARD HICKS....CLICK ON THE ARROW TO PLAY:
A SPECIAL "THANK YOU" FROM MAMA JILL TO THE BIRTHDAY PARTY GOERS....CLICK ON THE ARROW TO PLAY: