Six generations of the Eady family celebrated Thanksgiving in Eastman


For the Eadys,Thanksgiving is a time for family.

All 6 generations of it.

"13 children, 56 grandchildren, 120 great-grands, 47 great-great grands, and 16 great-great-great grands," 14-year-old Morgan Lewis reads off the family tree she drew.

More than 150 members of the Eady family gathered in Eastman to celebrate the season.

"It gives me a chance to be here with my grandma and everybody who I love and love to be around," 10-year-old Jada Coleman said.

This year, they're thankful for different things.

"I'm thankful for God being good to us and to see another Thanksgiving," Mayetta McDuffie said.

But Thursday also called for another special celebration.

"Earlie Eady's 100th birthday," grandson Mandus Eady said.

Earlie Eady turned 100 years old on November 13. She's the head of the family.

"I feel good to be here today. I feel good," Eady said. "I'm thankful for my family. I love all my family."

The woman who's lived to see a century says she's thankful for the two things that have kept her going all these years: family and health.

Whether they call her mom, grandma, great-grandma or something else, the Eady family agrees on one thing.

"I love her and she's the best grandma in the whole wide world."

For the Eadys who have come from far and wide - Detroit, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Atlanta and South Carolina - it's time well spent as long as they're together.

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