4:05 AM / Thursday February 20, 2020

29 Jul 2017

Grace Stevenson “A Life Worth Living”

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
July 29, 2017 Category: Local Posted by:

100 Years Old

Born July 17, 1917


Grace Stevenson

One of America’s newest centenarians, Grace Stevenson, likes to point out that she was born and raised in the country — Louisa County Virginia, to be exact. She’s also fond of saying that, as a youngster in the rural South, she enjoyed eating fresh fruits and vegetables right from the ground.

“Amazing Grace,” as she is affectionately called, is one of America’s newest centenarians. She recently celebrating her 100th Birthday with everything she enjoys most — family, friends, food, music and plenty of pictures.

Her son, Ralph Stevenson, along with her daughter-in-law, Juanita Stevenson, niece Delores Davis, niece Linda Diggs, and close friend Phyllis Brownley coordinated the special event at Temptations Banquet Hall. A few notables were in attendance WURD radio personality Cody Anderson (who was master of ceremonies for the evening), WURD’s Joey Temple, former Philadelphia Urban League president Patricia Coulter and lifestyle guru Iyanla Vanzant, who appeared via a special birthday video.

Grace attributes her longevity not only to eating a pretty healthy diet, at a young age, but also to the fact that she has always enjoyed being around young people. 

Mrs. Stevenson is the great-aunt of SUN publisher Catherine Hicks.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News


Black History Month and telling the (whole) story

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Paul Robeson Ford At least we get an extra day this...


Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala dies at 78

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Mogomotsi Magome ASSOCIATED PRESS  JOHANNESBURG  — The founder of the South African...


72% of U.S. pastors concerned about ‘watered-down gospel’

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Stephanie Martin In a new study that kicks off its “State...


Director Tom McCarthy and lead actor Winslow Fegley discuss ‘Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made’

February 16, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email By Kharisma McIlwaine  The new Disney Plus film “Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made”...

Sun Report

A victory, a caution: Takeaways from New Hampshire’s primary

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., greets supporters at a...


SUNscopes for the week of Feb. 16

February 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: This week the two celestial bodies that most affect our energy...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff