Issued: April 29, 2016
PICTURES: Pictures of 'Cissie' with Epping Mayor Michael Wright and Deputy Town Mayor Les Burrows can be viewed and downloaded HERE and HERE
Epping Town Council joins "amazing" 'Cissie' for her 100th birthday celebrations
Epping Town Council added its special greetings to the many received by Edith 'Cissie' Emery as she celebrated her 100th birthday at Treetops Care Home in Epping.
Mayor Michael Wright was accompanied by Deputy Town Mayor Les Burrows, immediate past mayor Barbara Scruton and Town Clerk Beverley Rumsey when he visited the Station Road home to present Cissie with flowers and a special framed birthday message.
He described her as "absolutely amazing" adding: "On behalf of the town council please accept these small gifts on this fantastic occasion."
Cissie moved to Treetops just three weeks ago having spent the rest of her life in Burnt Mill, Harlow.
Joining her for her birthday celebrations were her sons Peter, Brian and Peter and daughter-in-laws Sylvia and Joyce. Cissie also has six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Staff laid on a red carpet for Cissie to walk along as she arrived in the lounge for her celebrations which included 'Happy Birthday' and a special cake made by the home's chefs.
Treetops Care Home manager steve Wax said: "Cissie is a proud, dignified, warm and friendly lady who is delighted to be 100. She always has a kind word for people."
He added: The staff find her absolutely delightful. She never wants to make a fuss. We call her 'your Majesty!"
The home's activities co-ordinator, Rita Green, said: "She's very pleasant and on the ball. She's absolutely amazing."
Cissie, who was overcome with emotion and shed a tear or two as she was congratulated on her special birthday by family and staff, said: "I don't feel any different to what I felt yesterday!
"I've had a good life."