Pickering, kind-hearted, soft-spoken peacemaker celebrates 100th birthday

Lucille Couch Pickering, a kind-hearted, soft-spoken peacemaker, celebrated her 100th birthday today.

Originally from Arkansas, Lucille moved to Deport, Texas, in the 40s until just a few years ago.

“The secret to living long is to eat oatmeal and a little bit of sausage for breakfast every morning.”

According to her granddaughter, Vicki Couch Ballard, Lucille has always been a kind-hearted, soft-spoken who considers herself a peacemaker. She is also a lifelong member of The United Methodist Church of Deport.

When she was 50, Lucille went back to school and became a nurse. 

“She loves to sing – always singing at the nursing home,” Vicki said. “Some days it’s hymns and other days it’s Hank Williams Junior.”

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