Macon native turns 100 today, over 100 grandchildren

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Janie Mae Goodrum

100-year-old woman has the secret to life

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – One Macon native celebrates her 100th birthday.

Janie Mae Goodrum turns 100 years old today. She was born on June 25, 1919.

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Mrs. Goodrum has 14 children and more than 100 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Goodrum says her secret to a long life is staying active. She enjoys planting flowers and vegetables in her garden. She also likes cooking and dressing up to go out.

“All I have to say is keep on praying, and God will take care of us all. We are going to have a great time,” said Goodrum.

Mrs. Goodrum celebrates her birthday today with ice cream. Her official celebration happens on Saturday at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center.