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Lafayette woman celebrates 101st birthday

Happy birthday, Ms. Jessie
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Posted at 4:40 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 18:52:48-05

A Lafayette woman celebrated her 101st birthday on Friday.

Jessie Ruffin was born on February 28, 1919.

"I'm just so thankful that I'm here and had all of them come see me," said Jessie. "It sure amazed me. I wanted to tell them that because I didn't think they'd take off and use their time to come see me at 101 years old."

Family and friends celebrated at her home at Lady of the Oaks Retirement Manor on Eraste Landry in Lafayette.

When someone asked Ms. Jessie what she was going to do tonight she replied with "I might put on my high heels and go dancing."

Happy birthday, Ms. Jessie!