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Waverly native celebrates 100th birthday 

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Virginia Berry is joining a small group of people across the world.

Currently living at Cedar Manor Assisted Living in Chesapeake, Berry is celebrating her 100th birthday Monday.

“We really have had a wonderful life," Berry told News 3.

Berry doesn't have children but her family said she's lived an adventurous life.

“Aunt Virginia worked as an administrative assistant at the time and an all-male work force," her niece, Dara Snell, said.  She’s been to Egypt, she's been to Spain, she's been to Greece."

Staff at the facility provided an entertainer, a birthday cake, and an appearance from Mayor Alan Kransnoff.

The mayor proclaimed May 1st, 2017 "Virginia Berry Day".

So, what’s her secret to a long life?

“Just having such a peaceful spirit and God-fearing spirit. I have to say her faith was a part of it and her family that loves her," Snell said.

Berry also said a sip of homemade wine helps.

She has been a resident of the assisted care facility since 2013.