Roanoke woman turning 106-years-old, retirement home asking for birthday cards

Ms. Venus Tucker lived through the Spanish flu in 1918 and is now celebrating her 106th birthday in the coronavirus pandemic

Community asked to send cards for 106-year-old's birthday
Community asked to send cards for 106-year-old's birthday

ROANOKE, Va. – This week is a special one for a Roanoke woman.

Ms. Venus Tucker has lived through the Spanish flu in 1918 and is now celebrating her 106th birthday during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I never would have thought I’d gotten to this age and still have my right mind,” said Tucker.

She doesn’t just remember the past but keeps up with what’s going on in our world.

“When I read the paper, I wonder why so many wrong things have been happening nowadays that didn’t use to happen,” Tucker said.

While the headlines of 2020 may be troubling, in a Facebook post, Our Lady of the Valley asked the community to mail-in birthday wishes for Ms. Tucker.

Please help us make her day special. With limited visits to our community being allowed at this time as we continue to...

Posted by Our Lady of the Valley Retirement Community on Monday, August 3, 2020

She’s spent her decades on earth loving others and now it’s time to love her back.


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