Ruth Hilliard, born on June 5, 1913, has spent her entire life dedicated to teaching, since it is her great passion, even, according to sources, she still teaches Bible stories classes at her church at the age of 106.
Ruth says that the sheer number of years she is, which is rare today, is due to living a life of faith before God. She has been blessed to have a son, three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
She has been part of the different changes that our world has undergone, since she comes from a time where technology was not as developed as it is today, but nothing to do with it, despite the fact that the world has changed, Ruth’s faith remains intact or even stronger than before.
Ruth stressed that her long life is proof that Psalm 91:15-16 is true:
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
She has even learned these verses by heart, since she does not have the same eyesight as a few years ago due to her long age.
Ms. Hilliard has received special recognition from the North Carolina House of Representatives, United States.