Sybil Bookey on Sunday celebrated her 100th birthday.
Born and raised at Victoria Road, Plaisance, East Coast Demerara, Bookey now resides at the Palms Geriatric Home.
The former market vendor, who believes that her longevity is due to her kindness and spirituality, now spends her time singing and fondly reminiscing on days past. Her granddaughter, Greer, told Stabroek News, “Granny remembers everything.”
It was Greer who last Sunday held a party in her grandmother’s honour at the Palms. During the festivities, Bookey treated her friends to her singing.
Bookey has three children, 13 grandchildren and over nine great-grandchildren.