Centenarian Melanie Drax welcomed the New Year celebrating her 103rd birthday with her loved ones.
The San Fernando resident was born in 1915 and grew up along Harris Street.
She attended the Grant Memorial School and then to Naparima Girls High School. Her favorite subject was Mathematics.
She wanted to pursue a career in nursing, however, by the age of 17, Drax met her husband Sidney and started raising her family and did not work.
Centernarian Melanie Drax welcomed the New Year in celebration of her 103rd birthday with her loved ones. The San Fernando resident was born in 1915 and grew up along Harris Street, San Fernando.
She is the mother of three and has 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Melanie does not suffer from any severe ailments.
Daughter Joy Ragoonanan said she always shared fond times with her mother and continue to do so.
She said her mother was strict and enforced discipline to her family which kept them from following the wrong path.