Meador celebrates 100th birthday in style

Lillian Nock Meador

Lillian Nock Meador, of Savageville, turned 100 years old on Aug. 24.

This milestone was celebrated at the Mary N. Smith Cultural Enrichment Center in Accomac on Aug. 19.

Family and friends gathered from many states, including Georgia and Texas, to celebrate with her.
Meador received many accolades including a congratulatory plaque from her church, presented by the Rev. Justin Nick of Gaskins Chapel A.M.E. Church in Savageville.

She also received commendations from the White House, signed by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Mark R. Warner, state Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr., and a plaque on behalf of the county of Accomack Board of Supervisors from Donald L. Hart Jr., Supervisor, Election District 8.

Meador was born in Melfa on Aug. 24, 1923. She is the youngest and only survivor of seven children born to the late Filmore and Laura Nock.

She graduated from Mary N. Smith High School in 1940 and went on to pursue a career in cosmetology in New York City.

She has had the pleasure of traveling to many countries and U.S. territories, and she was even baptized in the Jordan River.

After retirement, she returned to the Eastern Shore and made her home in the same area where she lived before she left. When asked what she thinks of this milestone, she will tell you that she has had a good life and that she is thankful to God for allowing her to do and see so much in her lifetime with so many new horizons each day.

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