Janette Laminack celebrates her 101st birthday with cake at Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living near Acworth.

If you ask Janette Laminack how old she is, she will tell you she’s 140.

A resident at Tranquil Gardens Assisted Living near Acworth, Laminack turned 101 Friday.

At 100, she was diagnosed with and recovered from COVID-19, according to the assisted living home.

Laminack is from Tallapoosa, Georgia, where her husband Emil Laminack was the mayor and she served as the town’s first lady. She was a full-time mother to two children, and worked part-time at Liphams Department Store in Tallapoosa.

She was a long time church member and loves to sing hymns, her assisted living home said. At 95, the Georgia Department of Drivers Services renewed her drivers license. She is now a patient at Affinity Hospice.

“Janette is a joy to anyone that she comes in contact with,” Nikki Windsor, executive director of Tranquil Gardens, said in a statement. “The staff and residents of Tranquil Gardens enjoy hearing her stories and memories. One thing is for sure, Janette knows what she wants and likes, specifically cornbread and milk every evening for dinner.”

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