Georgia woman turns 103

ATLANTA -- An Atlanta woman is celebrating her 103rd birthday on Thursday.

Louise Knowles, known to her family as "Big Mamma," was born in Emerson, Ga. on August 18, 1913, relatives tell 11Alive. She came to Atlanta back in 1949. 

She was a housewife, domestic engineer and child care provider, her family said.

Knowles was married to Rufus Kary Knowles and had two children, Willie Maude and Edna Louise. She had three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. 

Big Mamma's favorite scripture is Psalm 23 and her favorite song is "Precious Lord.' She still rides a van to Bible study once a week.

Her family is organizing a party on Thursday.


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