LaMonica Peters

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Reporter and Fill-in Anchor for WCBI News since July 2012. Proudly bringing local news stories to the great people of Northeast Mississippi.

Monroe Co. Man Turns 100

PRAIRIE, Miss. (WCBI) — A Monroe County man is now a century young and family and friends celebrated his life this weekend.

Henry Johnson Senior turned 100 on Friday, March 14.

Johnson has lived in Prairie his entire life and has been married to his wife Sarah for 75 years.

He is the proud father of 11 children, and has more than 60 grandchildren.

Johnson spent most of his life farming and credits his long life to his relationship with God.

“I always talk to the Lord. I learned that in my early age. I learned to love people and loved to talk to people. I learned to help people,” says Johnson.

The family says they’re looking forward to celebrating Johnson’s birthday again next year.