110-year-old Houston woman credits longevity to faith in God

Source:  ABC7 News

The year Elizabeth Francis was born, the Oval Office was built, the NAACP was formed, Cadillac joined General Motors and the life expectancy for an American woman was shy of 54 years.

Francis was born in Louisiana in 1909. The Houstonian celebrated her 110th birthday on Saturday.
Francis gets emotional talking about the house full of family and friends who came to celebrate her and her longevity. A life possible because of her faith, she says.

“Blessing of the Lord. He’s the one keeping me. That’s why I’m living,” said Francis.

Francis is still sharp, has her memory, and is relatively healthy for a woman who’s seen six generations of change.

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