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Lilian’s hard work pays off

CARLOS ATWELL, carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 29 October 2018

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Governor General Dame Sandra Mason chatting with centenarian Lilian Williams (Picture by Ricardo Leacock)

FOR MUCH OF HER LIFE, Lilian Williams toiled in the fields, growing and reaping ground provisions to sell.

To this day, even at 100 years old, she still speaks about heading into the fields to pull potatoes and pluck okras.

On Sunday , the island’s latest centenarian hosted Governor General Dame Sandra Mason in her Bibby’s Lane, St Michael home. As friends, family and church members looked on, she interacted with Dame Sandra, although she did not say much, as her daughter Norma Sobers said was her custom.

“She has always been very quiet and reserved, and very hard-working. Me and my sister helped her as much as we could,” said Sobers. (CA)

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