Miss Susie celebrates 113 years • Brooklyn Paper

Miss Susie celebrates 113 years

Say cheese: Susie Jones celebrates her 113th birthday with niece Doris Leonard at the Vandalia Senior Center.
Photo by Elizabeth Graham

East New York

Hold the candles

My oh my oh my — Miss Susie is 113 years young. The uber centenarian, Susannah Mushatt Jones, better known as Miss Susie, who turned 113 on July 6, celebrated the milestone with friends and family at a party on July 12 at the Vandalia Senior Center, where she resides. Ole Miss was entertained by students from the Roy H. Mann Intermediate School drama team, who danced and sang along with her niece Doris Leonard to round out the whoop-de-doo. And did we mention the world’s biggest cake? Yup, there were plenty of candles, too. Our Miss Susie even got a special wish from friend and fellow centenarian Gavina Guarrma, who is 101 years young.

Standing O sends out special wishes to Miss Susie and says, “Keep on smiling!”

The Vandalia Senior Center [47 Vandalia Ave. at Pennsylvania Avenue in East New York, (718) 272–3905].

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