Pemiscott Co. woman celebrates 102 birthday - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Pemiscott Co. woman celebrates 102 birthday

(Source: Cindylou Phillips/cNews) (Source: Cindylou Phillips/cNews)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A Hayward, MO. woman is officially 102 years young.

Jewel Burgess celebrated the milestone birthday on Monday, April 18.

Her niece, Mary Kay Davis, says Burgess is an inspiration for everyone.

Burgess is most known for the time she spent in the classroom.

She started teaching at the age of 16 and continued helping students for more than 40 years.

Davis said Burgess is a very positive lady, which Davis said helps her to keep on living.

Burgress' advice for others: do the best you can and help people along the way.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

Copyright 2016 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • Family: Birmingham man in medically induced coma because of flu

    Family: Birmingham man in medically induced coma because of flu

    Sunday, January 14 2018 11:56 PM EST2018-01-15 04:56:52 GMT

    Alabama has already declared the flu outbreak a crisis. Hospitals across the state are near or already at capacity because of the flu. Felicia York and her family found out how serious this virus is after her husband became sick in December.

    Alabama has already declared the flu outbreak a crisis. Hospitals across the state are near or already at capacity because of the flu. Felicia York and her family found out how serious this virus is after her husband became sick in December.

Powered by Frankly