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Clarksville woman celebrates 110th birthday

Posted: Updated: April 18, 2014 08:31 AM
Jennie Ramey, a Clarksville native, will celebrate her 110th birthday this Saturday, April 19. (Courtesy: Clarksville Now) Jennie Ramey, a Clarksville native, will celebrate her 110th birthday this Saturday, April 19. (Courtesy: Clarksville Now)
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

A Clarksville woman celebrated her 110th birthday Thursday.

Jennie Beatrice Burton Ramey, known to family and friends as "Mama Jennie," will officially turn 110 years old this Saturday.

A celebration was held Thursday at her home on Stacker Street, Clarksville Now reports.

After singing "Happy Birthday," a crowd of family and friends cheered for Miss Jennie as she clapped right along.

A cake with the number 110 sat in her lap in a recliner as her great-great grandson blew out the candles for her.

Miss Jennie was married to the late Raymond Ramey and has seven children, 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grand children and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

"When I was coming up she was a good mom but you had to stay straight," one of Miss Jennie's children, who is now 88 years old, told the newspaper.

State Senator Mark Green recently visited Miss Jennie and presented her with a Proclamation from the State Senate, State Representatives Joe Pitts, Curtis Johnson and John Tidwell and the entire Tennessee General Assembly.

The proclamation noted the Clarksville native's lifelong belief in helping others toward the betterment of her community and providing a strong example of dedication.

It also noted how Miss Jennie opened up her home to military families in need of housing during the Korean War.

*Clarksville Now contributed to this report.

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