Family and friends celebrate two women turning 102 years old

Family and friends celebrate two women turning 102 years old
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Friends and family celebrated Sadie Butler and Dorothy Lewis, both turning 102 years old this week.

"I can't begin to tell you how special it is for me. Have all my family together and just having fun," Lewis said.

Preschool kids that work closely with the seniors brought in handmade signs to wish them a happy birthday.

"It was a secret for a long time, but I never dreamed it would be this. I just thought it would be a little party," Lewis said.

"Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Sadie have a gentle spirit, a kind smile and a million stories to tell. They are a one-of-a-kind gift to be cherished and always wish well," Kathy Johnson with Kingsley said.

Both the city and Kingsley House recognized them with flowers and certificates.

"I love them. I thank my city for letting it be so nice. I just wanna bless them," Butler said.

"These two ladies are remarkable. Both Ms. Butler and Ms. Lewis have been with us for a real long time, and so we've gotten to celebrate a lot of birthdays with them," Liederman said.

They may be over a century year old, but that doesn't stop them from having fun.

"Ms. Lewis, she's very active, she loves to dance, she loves to laugh," said Ernestine Narcisse, "she know how to talk, and she's very much alert. She's got all her faculties, which is beautiful. She's spunky. That's what I love about elderly people even though I'm 86 years old myself."

"Amazing, amazing individuals. They're constantly interacting with everybody, and telling stories about  you know, their experiences in life," Liederman said.

Lewis offers some advice on how she's lived this long.

"Live a good clean life. That's all I could ask," Lewis said.

Loved ones wish them many more years to come.

"You don't get a chance to see people that are 102 years old, and we love them dearly," Narcisse said.

Friends and family celebrated Sadie Butler and Dorothy Lewis, both turning 102-years-old this week.

"I can't begin to tell you how special it is for me. Have all my family together, and just having fun," Lewis said.

Preschool kids that work closely with the seniors, brought in hand made signs to wish them a Happy Birthday.

"It was a secret for a long time, but I never dreamed it would be this. I just thought it would be a little party," Lewis said.

"Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Sadie have a gentle spirit, a kind smile and a million stories to tell. they are a one of a kind gift to be cherished and always wish well," Kathy Johnson with Kingsley said.

Both the city and Kingsley House recognized them with flowers and certificates.

"I love them. I thank my city for letting it be so nice. I just wanna bless them," Butler said.

"These two ladies are remarkable. Both Ms. Butler and Ms. Lewis have been with us for a real long time, and so we've gotten to celebrate a lot of birthdays with them," Liederman said.

They may be over a century year old, but that doesn't stop them from having fun.

"Ms. Lewis, she's very active, she loves to dance, she loves to laugh," said Ernestine Narcisse, "she know how to talk, and she's very much alert. She's got all her faculties, which is beautiful. She's spunky. That's what I love about elderly people even though I'm 86 years old myself."

"Amazing, amazing individuals. They're constantly interacting with everybody, and telling stories about  you know, their experiences in life," Liederman said.

Lewis offers some advice on how she's lived this long..

"Live a good clean life. That's all I could ask," Lewis said.

Loved ones wish them many more years to come.

"You don't get a chance to see people that are 102 years old, and we love them dearly," Narcisse said.

Friends and family celebrated Sadie Butler and Dorothy Lewis, both turning 102-years-old this week.

"I can't begin to tell you how special it is for me. Have all my family together, and just having fun," Lewis said.

Preschool kids that work closely with the seniors, brought in hand made signs to wish them a Happy Birthday.

"It was a secret for a long time, but I never dreamed it would be this. I just thought it would be a little party," Lewis said.

"Ms. Dorothy and Ms. Sadie have a gentle spirit, a kind smile and a million stories to tell. they are a one of a kind gift to be cherished and always wish well," Kathy Johnson with Kingsley said.

Both the city and Kingsley House recognized them with flowers and certificates.

"I love them. I thank my city for letting it be so nice. I just wanna bless them," Butler said.

"These two ladies are remarkable. Both Ms. Butler and Ms. Lewis have been with us for a real long time, and so we've gotten to celebrate a lot of birthdays with them," Liederman said.

They may be over a century year old, but that doesn't stop them from having fun.

"Ms. Lewis, she's very active, she loves to dance, she loves to laugh," said Ernestine Narcisse, "she know how to talk, and she's very much alert. She's got all her faculties, which is beautiful. She's spunky. That's what I love about elderly people even though I'm 86 years old myself."

"Amazing, amazing individuals. They're constantly interacting with everybody, and telling stories about  you know, their experiences in life," Liederman said.

Lewis offers some advice on how she's lived this long..

"Live a good clean life. That's all I could ask," Lewis said.

Loved ones wish them many more years to come.

"You don't get a chance to see people that are 102 years old, and we love them dearly," Narcisse said.