Miramar woman celebrates 101st birthday with special parade

MIRAMAR, Fla. – The City of Miramar held a special parade on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of a beloved community member.

Mrs. Ruby Campbell celebrated 101 years of life on Thursday and Miramar city leaders decided they needed to “do it big” for such an important milestone.

The Centurian was surprised with a birthday drive-by that included local firefighters and police officers.

According to family members, Campbell is a quiet, jovial Christian woman of faith who was married for 45 years until her husband passed away in 1999.

She was born in St. Ann, Jamaica when she moved to the United States with her husband and has made Broward County her home for over 30 years.

Campbell has 10 children, twenty-seven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

The event was spearheaded by Commissioner Alexandra P. Davis and most of all Davis’ children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren were in attendance.

“We are thankful for all our residents, especially for Mrs. Campbell, who has lived a century. We are witnessing things we only read about in history books. It is truly a blessing to have lived such a long and fulfilling life and I pray she continues to enjoy many more birthdays with us.” said Davis in a news release.

According to event organizers, the parade went from Miramar Fire Station #19, which is next to the Multi-Service Complex and finished at her home.

Watch Mrs. Campbell’s birthday celebration in the video at the top of the page.

All of us here at Local 10 News would like to wish her a happy belated birthday and viewers can too in the comments section below.

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