Friday, December 17, 2010


Mother Mary Ann Lee, a longtime member of Metropolitan Baptist Church on Chicago’s West Side, celebrated her 105th birthday on October 24.

Mary Ann Lee has seen and experienced the most dramatic changes the world has ever known. On October 24, Mother Lee reached the milestone of 105 years. Relatives and friends threw a birthday party for her in the nursing home in which she now resides.
    Despite her advanced age, she is still mentally sharp and enjoys receiving guests.
    She was born in LaGrange, Georgia, in 1905, was educated in the South and was employed as a domestic worker. She was married to Robert Lee Broom and they had a son, who is now deceased. Mother Lee came to Chicago in 1940 and then to Cincinnati. Returning to Chicago, she became an active member of Metropolitan Baptist Church on the West Side.
    Mother Lee has five grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.
Mother Lee celebrating her 105th birthday with several generations of her family.

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