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Not only is it an Edwards' Woman's 104th birthday on Saturday - more than 5 million people wished her well on the WJTV NEWS CHANNEL 12 Facebook page overnight.

Edwards Woman Turns 104, Credits Jesus

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Born in 1910, "Lula" said her first job was picking cotton near her home. Born in 1910, "Lula" said her first job was picking cotton near her home.
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Not only is it an Edwards' Woman's 104th birthday on Saturday - more than 5 million people wished her well on the WJTV NEWS CHANNEL 12 Facebook page overnight.

After the enormous online response Ms. Annie "Lula" Strong celebrated with the people closest to her, including her cousin and caretaker Marie Allen.

Born in 1910, "Lula" said her first job was picking cotton near her home.

More than a century later she is still able to walk and attends weekly church services.

"When I need help, I don't go to her. I don't call [Marie]. She gets mad with me," Lula said, with a laugh.

"And so I call the right man. Jesus. I call him. When I hurt something I call Jesus. I don't call her. She can't do what Jesus can do," Lula said.

"Yeah, she's amazing now. She keep her hope. She don't never give up. I don't care how as sick as she is, she don't never give up," Marie Allen said.

More than 300,000 people liked a photo of her on our facebook page Friday evening. That means her image is the most viewed, shared, and liked post in our history being online.

Lula's family says she does not know how to use a computer and does not know what Facebook is.

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