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/ 25 April 2017

Harrow resident celebrates 100th birthday

Joyce Hixon with the Bishop of Willesden and people from her church

The Bishop of Willesden recently attended birthday celebrations marking the 100th birthday of Harrow resident Joyce Hixon.

Born in Jamaica in April 1917, Joyce moved to London in the 60s, and worked as an orderly for the NHS, before retiring in 1977. She is a devout Christian.

The party was attended by 70 family members and friends, including the Revd Barry Hingston of the nearby St John’s Church and the Revd Rita King of Kenton Methodist Church.

The Harrow Churches Housing Association (HCHA) provided a steel band to play for the guests, while Joyce’s nephew organised a buffet of Caribbean food for the party. Joyce lives in supported accommodation provided by the HCHA, and she is still active and frequently attends a local day centre.

The Rt Revd Pete Broadbent, Bishop of Willesden said:

“It was a huge privilege to be part of Joyce’s 100th birthday celebrations. She is a wonderful woman, filled with great energy, and it was testament to her long and happy life that so many people joined in to celebrate this remarkable milestone.”

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