22 April 2014
More than 200 people gathered at New Fork Baptist Church to celebrate Audrey Smith’s 100th birthday Saturday (April 19).
Smith was born on April 22, 1914 in Scottsville to Jackson Lightfoot and Annette Carmen Cooper Lightfoot.
Her son, the Rev. Thomas Smith, welcomed the guests and prayed.
“Few of us will live to be 100,” Smith said. “Few have lived to be called centenarians. By your divine wisdom and grace you deemed it that Audrey Lightfoot Smith lived to see her 100th year. Thank you for all that you’ve done, all you do and will continue to do in her life.”
Audrey Smith sat in the first pew surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
When Audrey Smith was a teenager, she moved to New York City. One of her first jobs was working concessions at Coney Island.