by Emon Johnson
On February 19, 2021, Compton resident, Ms. Emily Josephine Brown-Jones turned 100 years young.
Since 1951, Emily has lived in her home in Compton. She, her family, friends and neighbors met in Emily’s backyard, sharing food and conversation. Each guest spoke extremely highly of Emily’s character, highlighting her generous and loving nature.
Lynn Wirt, Emily’s goddaughter helped orchestrate the celebration, gathering and setting up supplies, inviting guests, and assisting Emily when necessary. She states, “As I reflect on Ms. Emily’s momentous occasion, my thoughts are filled with joy. She had such a wonderful time with all who helped make her celebration special; and she continues to express her gratitude. I love her dearly, and I am so happy to have her beautiful spirit in my life.”
The Compton Fire Station also honored Ms. Emily’s centennial birthday, having several fire trucks drive down her street, blaring horns and fire fighters yelling salutations.
“I’m extremely grateful and happy that I get to share this day with all of these amazing people,” Emily shares. “Don’t ever forget yourself or the people you love.”