Macon Woman Celebrates 112th Birthday

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Lula Gilbert should be used to celebrating birthdays because Thursday, she turned 112 years old.

Gilbert is one of 66 living supercentenarians - people at least 110 years old - in the world according to the Gerontology Research Group.

Friends and family marked this milestone with Gilbert at Laurel Baye Healthcare in Macon.

Bibb County commissioners say October 12th is Lula Gilbert Day.

That was among the many gifts and honors Gilbert received on her birthday. 

She was surrounded by friends, family, and a two-tiered cake.

"So excited to see that she's still getting around and is able to converse. And she's able to get out and be with us everyday. It's such a blessing," says Gilbert's granddaughter Catherine Morgan.

Morgan can recall celebrating her grandmother's birthday when she was only 10 years old.

She says this is the most memorable birthday yet. 

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