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Ruth Hilliard of Northampton County, NC recently celebrated her 106th birthday, WTVD reports. She credits her longevity to her faith in God.

While her vision isn’t what it used to be, she still takes time to recite Christian Scripture as much as she can.

Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 91:15-16:

“He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”

Hilliard told WTVD that she believes God has used her 106 years of life to show the value of that particular passage of the Bible.

WTVD reports Hilliard was born on June 5, 1913. She spent decades teaching children and felt a special calling to mentor children.

Today, she still encourages young people to take their education seriously and to do well in school.

Hilliard has one son, three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

In honor of her birthday and her many wonderful years of life, the North Carolina House of Representatives sent her a certificate of special recognition.

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