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Leotta marks 100 with garden party

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Leotta marks 100 with garden party

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FAMILY, FRIENDS AND WELL-WISHERS turned out in their numbers yesterday to congratulate and celebrate with this island’s latest centenarian Leotta Sealy.Considered by all present for yesterday’s function as a strict disciplinarian, the former labourer celebrated in fine style at a sumptuous garden party which was held at her home in Drax Hall, St George.She was paid a visit by Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands and was clearly elated at his presence, given her broad smile.When Sir Clifford presented her with a birthday card bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II on the front he asked her if she knew the person, and with a serious expression she replied: “Me” much to the amusement of all present.Leotta, affectionately known as “Mum” or “Assie”, was blessed with six children – four girls and two boys – of whom two girls are still alive. She is cared for by her two daughters Norma Walkes and Waple Nesfield, even though she has no ailments. She is very soft spoken now and is not as talkative.Granddaughter Marilyn Sealy remembered her grandmother as one who instilled Christian and moral values in all her children.She has ten grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. She also celebrated her birthday with her nephew Clyde Sealy, and great granddaughter Janae Kinch.  (DB)