On Monday, Manor at Bluewater Bay resident Edna Tippin turns 100 years old. She credits her faith as the recipe for a long life.

NICEVILLE — Looking back on her century of life, Edna Tippin says her favorite childhood memory is of going to church.

On Sept. 16, Tippin, a resident at the Manor at Bluewater Bay, will turn 100. Manor spokeswoman Cara House recently spoke with Tippin about her life.

Q: Where did you grow up?

A: In Alabama, east of Brewton.

Q: Could you tell me a little about your life?

A:  I was orphaned at the age of 7 and moved in with my uncle’s family. At the age of 19 I married and had a son. After becoming a widow as a young woman, my son and I moved to Atlanta where I opened a boardinghouse and eventually a restaurant. My life was never easy, but my faith carried me through the hard times and brought me to the wonderful times.

Q: What's one big change that you have seen?

A: The monumental growth of the city of Atlanta.

Q: What's your recipe for a long life?

A: Loving the Lord, doing unto others as I would have them do unto me, loving other people and loving my family. I am very thankful to be living at the Manor at Bluewater Bay and everyone feels like they are family.