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105-Year-Old Lucia DeClerck Shares Secret To Longevity After Surviving 3 Husbands, 2 Pandemics

February 22, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy surprised the Centenarian with a personal phone call Monday morning.

Ms. Lucia DeClerck wears her faith in her heart and it’s also physically displayed all day. READ MORE: President Joe Biden Marks 'Heartbreaking Milestone' Of 500,000 Coronavirus Deaths In United StatesThe 105-year-old devout Catholic just celebrated her birthday on Jan. 25 at Mystic Meadows in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey.

It’s the same day she was diagnosed with COVID-19.

“I’m feeling wonderful,” she said.

Ms. DeClerck has not only survived COVID, she was 2 years old when she lived through the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic. READ MORE: Red Cross In Desperate Need Of Healthy Blood Donors To Cover Shortfalls Caused By Recent Winter Weather“She’s just been open with everything in life and I think that has really helped her because she hasn’t hesitated to do whatever she’s wanted to do,” her son, Henty Laws III, said.

Her son and daughter-in-law tout her unwavering compassion and her years of traveling the country, dedicated to community service.

“She’s a real compassionate person, she’s a very gentle person,” Lillie Jean Laws said.

We asked about her secret to longevity. MORE NEWS: Pennsylvania Journal Newspaper Featuring Ben Franklin's 'Unite Or Die' Logo Up For Auction“Pray, pray, pray and don’t eat junk food,” she said.

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