Mrs. Flora Bankston was born in Courtland, Alabama, on September 15, 1911. Family members, friends, and staff members of Oak Park Healthcare Center where she lives, threw a gala 101st birthday party for her on September 14.
Mrs. Bankston is the mother of four children, three sons and a daughter. She was a domestic worker and lived in Chicago’s Austin community for many years. Last year, on her 100th birthday, Mrs. Bankston received a letter of congratulations and good wishes from President Barack Obama. Oak Park Healthcare Center is located at 625 North Harlem Avenue, Oak Park.