PLANT CITY Family and friends gathered recently to help Margarette Folsom celebrate her 90th birthday.
Folsom, who is still spry enough to walk daily and work in the yard and garden, was born Jan. 15, 1924 in Tallassee, Ala.
She moved to Tampa in 1947. She now lives in Dover next door to her daughter and son-in-law, Vivian and Larry Hooks.
Her birthday celebration was held in the fellowship hall at Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church, where she has been a faithful member for seven years.
About 100 family and friends packed the church fellowship hall to join in the celebration for Folsom, who was a homemaker. The guests included former members of the Sunday school classes she taught over the years at two different churches.
In addition to her daughter, Folsom has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.