More than 50 family and friends gathered at Sylvania Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, to celebrate the 98th birthday of Winnona Parrish, of Tyler.
While Mrs. Parrish is currently the oldest member of the church, she is still active and teaches a women’s Sunday school class each week, family members said.
She is a retired pastor’s wife and school teacher. She has four daughters; six grandsons; five great-granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter.
Those who attended sang “Happy Birthday” and enjoyed cake with her after she blew out her candles.