Hudson’s 100th: Beatrice Hudson has lived a long and interesting life and is celebrating her 100th birthday on March 31, 2014. Her family calls her “The Legend.”

Hudson was born March 31, 1914, in Mississippi, and worked in the cotton fields until moving to Chicago in the hopes of finding a better life.

Hudson lived in Chicago for almost a decade with her husband Sugar, whom she married in 1930.

Sugar and Hudson had seven children together: Audershell Grant and Clarithe Hines, both deceased; Nancy Hudson, Pearl and Sugar Hudson Jr. (twins), Robert Hudson and Evonne Williams. She als has 45 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, 42 great-great-grandchildren, 89 great-great-great-grandchildren, and four great-great-great-great-grandchildren.

Hudson continues to reside in Warren even after the passing of her husband. She attends Tristone Baptist Church and refuses to take the elevator to the sanctuary when in attendance. She insists on always climbing the stairs and you would be hard pressed not to find her with a smile the entire time.

In the warmer months, she enjoys walking to church and fishing, things she has loved and done since she was a child.

Beatrice Hudson has a long family line with six generations to show for. If you ask her how she feels about all of this, her reply is simple. “God is good. All the time!”

A celebration will be held for Beatrice at 4:30 p.m. March 29, at the Best Western Hotel Ballroom, 136 N. Park Ave., Warren.

There will also be a Sunday celebration at 10 a.m. March 30 at Tristone Baptist Church, Warren.

Call Lisa Waters with any questions, 260-387-1027.