Albertha Washington Mazique of Pine Bluff will observe her 102nd birthday today.

Albertha Washington Mazique of Pine Bluff will observe her 102nd birthday today.

Mazique was born Feb. 8, 1911, at Ellison, a daughter of the late Martin and Victoria Washington.

She is a member of Antioch Baptist Church at Pastoria and begins each day by reading the bible, without the aid of eyeglasses, according to a family member. She is the mother of two children, Alberteen Mazique of Pine Bluff and Dwight Blond Mazique of Illinois. She has six grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mazique is the sole survivor of 16 siblings.