104 and counting...

By Molly Reuter - bio | email
Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

QUITMAN, TX (KLTV) - Lottie Davison's birthday celebration had a very special guest.

"Ladies and gentleman, Elvis is in the building," the announcer exclaims.

In a room full of people, cameras and lots of smiles one would think the "hunka hunka" good time at the Wesley Home in Quitman is all about Elvis, but no, it's all about 104-year-old Davison.

"Oh, I'm going to enjoy every minute of it," Davison. "I'm so happy that so many of my friends and relatives came, and I'm so happy that I'm feeling good, and I can enjoy it.

Lottie was born and raised in Golden, Texas, after she got married, Lottie said she moved to Tyler and opened a beauty shop. She never had kids of her own, but has more nieces and nephews she can keep track of.

"She was a mother to everybody," said great niece Dorothy Wheeler. "She had many children. They weren't just biological."

"You're so popular aren't you," I asked Lottie.

"Well, honey, I've been here a long time," laughed Lottie.

Lottie's relatives say her sense of humor is what helped her live so long.

"That sums it up," said her great niece. "She loves to laugh, she loves people and she makes everyone else laugh.

And, by the look of it, she seemed pretty fond of Elvis too.

Lottie also told us she can't believe how much her hometown of Golden has changed over the years. In fact, she says she may just have out lived it.