CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - On Wednesday we told you the story of 111-year-old Hester Ford of Charlotte who celebrated her most recent birthday this week.
Ford suffers from dementia and sometimes has trouble with short-term memory recall. Her hearing is almost gone and her vision is also faltering. But she still lives a full life and spent last weekend surrounded by her family during a huge party in her honor.
I posted a video of Ford reciting the 23rd Psalm on Facebook. That video has since been viewed more than 1.6 million times and shared more than 40,000 times.
Ford is the matriarch of a family that consists of 12 children, 58 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, and 126 great-great-grandchildren.
While 111 years have taken their toll on her body, one thing remains unscathed by the passage of time - her faith.