Happy birthday Melvin Campbell of La Marque, who just turned 111

Melvin Campbell turned 111 on Monday, and his family was with him for the large celebration.

LA MARQUE, Texas — A community male is celebrating a big birthday. He turned 111 many years aged on Monday.

“We had a major celebration planned for his 110th birthday,” claimed Robert Campbell, Melvin Campbell’s son. “That was just about the time COVID strike so every thing bought cancelled.”

Monday was Melvin Campbell’s 111th birthday. Sunday, a few close friends and loved ones collected exterior his nursing dwelling in La Marque to rejoice Melvin’s excellent existence.  A neighborhood state agent even despatched him a certification to commemorate this massive working day.

“He was actually satisfied to see us,” stated Robert. “Because we had not seriously had a prospect to commit some quality time with him in in excess of a calendar year.”

Melvin was one particular of 15 little ones elevated on a cotton farm in Bay Metropolis. He later on moved to Galveston and labored at the dock unloading and loading ships. 

He experienced one son, two stepdaughters and a person stepson. We basically caught up with Melvin a couple many years in the past at his 108th birthday celebration.

And his tip to residing a extensive existence? He credits God.

Melvin suggests he gave up drinking and joined church. His son states he under no circumstances took a further drink.

“He put garlic pods in his drinking water and then he would drink that,” stated Robert. “It stored his blood stress down.”

Melvin drove till he was 107 a long time aged. And longevity should in in the genes. He has two dwelling siblings — 1 is 101-many years-outdated the other is 88! 

Melvin’s family thinks his big smile and cool demeanor are the genuine secrets to living a extended and happy existence.