Gainesville woman turns 99, Mayor declares day in her honor
GAINESVILLE, Fla -- Magnolia Bradley Jackson celebrated her 99th birthday on Tuesday with a special declaration from Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe.
Jackson was born in 1918 in Rochelle, just miles outside Gainesville. Tuesday, Mayor Poe declared March 14 as "Magnolia Bradley Jackson Day".
"That means a lot because I'm just able to see this day," said Jackson.
Before Jackson retired she spent 40 years in education, including several years at Hawthorne Elementary and as Principal of Rochelle Elementary.
Jackson was joined by family Tuesday at Gainesville City Hall to celebrate the declaration.
"I feel like I did when I was 29," Jackson said.
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