Friends and family gathered Saturday to celebrate 100 years of life. Mamie Merritt of Wichita Falls added a third digit to her age Thursday.
Merritt has lived in the Falls for the last 60 years. She was born in De Kalb in 1911. Merritt worked as a housekeeper for private residences and hotels.
Loved ones surprised Mamie with a signed proclamation from Mayor Glenn Barham. The Mayor officially declared Feb. 17, 2011 Mamie Merritt Day.