By: Staff Writer
A grand celebration for Ms. Celian “Martin” Powell of Zion Village!!
Family, Friends and Dignatories joined the Federation’s oldest living person at the Flamboyant Nursing Home to celebrate her 107th birthday on Saturday, January 19, 2019.
In attendance was Her Excellency, Hyleta Liburd, Deputy Governor General on Nevis. A release by NTV stated that: Ms. Powell, who she knew since she was little meant a lot to her, and thanked the celebrant’s family for taking care of her.
It is a real pleasure for me to be here this morning to give honour to our dear friend Ms. Powell. Ms. Powell goes back in my mind since I was quite a child attending the New River School so for me she means quite a lot.
I thank God that I have seen her grow, blossom, work. I’ve heard her speak and gotten some of her wisdom, and I am so happy to have been associated with her, and this morning I just bless God for her in our lives…May God continue to bless you and touch you, and to all of the members of the family, kudos, you have done a great job.
Ms. Powell is the grandmother of former Junior Minister, Carlisle Powell and great grandmother of Nevisian and West Indian Cricketer, Kieran Powell.