The City of Inglewood is teaming up with Second Mount Nebo Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor James Glenn, to celebrate and honor three sibling Centenarians who live in or attend church in Inglewood. Totaling more than 304 years of age, these three seniors are healthy, excited about life and serve faithfully at their church. A special gala affair will be held in their honor on Saturday, March 4, 2006 at 12:00p.m. at the Marriot Hotel LAX, 5855 W. Century Blvd. For information about tickets please call (310) 674-8441.
The youngest centenarian at 100 years old, Mrs. Eddie McCook, has lived in Inglewood and attended Second Mt. Nebo Baptist Church for more than 30 years. She was joined by her sister Earlis Vickers, 101 years of age after she relocated from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1998. The eldest of the three sisters, Daisy Simmons, 103 years old, lives with her daughter in Compton, California.
The three sisters, sometimes called the “Golden Girls,” retired from noteworthy professions and reign from a family of educators. Two sisters, Daisy and Earlis were both school teachers. Ms. Daisy was instrumental in organizing the Women’s Business and Professional Federated Club in Oklahoma. Mrs. McCook is a retired seamstress and homemaker and continues to serve her church as chairperson of the Pastor’s Annual Anniversary Services. The sisters had two younger brothers, both deceased, who also worked in the education field.
“The City of Inglewood is delighted to have these centenarian history-makers in our community. We salute Second Mount Nebo Baptist Church for its deliberate and proactive efforts to honor these remarkable women,” said Inglewood Councilman Ralph Franklin.
For more information about the celebration, contact the Inglewood City Council offices at (310) 412-5320 or call at (310) 674-8441.