Jersey City hosts ‘caravan’ 100th birthday party for lifelong resident Eva Missouri


The City of Jersey City hosted a “caravan” 100th birthday party for lifelong resident Eva Missouri on Friday, with friends, family, and dignitaries partaking in the festivities.

Jersey City resident Eva Missouri celebrated her 100th birthday on Friday. Photo courtesy of the City of Jersey City.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Jersey City’s Division of Senior Affairs, Mayor Steven Fulop, and state Senator Sandra Cunningham (D-31) helped plan the celebration in front of her home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A graduate of Public School No. 14 and Lincoln High School, Missouri was pleasantly surprised by honking cars with friends from Maureen Collier Senior Center – where she has lunch five days a week – as well as the Eva’s Mt. Olive Church family.

Her friends say she always shows up to the senior center with a smile on her face and enjoys playing cards with everyone on a daily basis.

A retiree from the Jersey City Medical Center, Missouri had three children with her husband, Charles Wilton Missouri, and now also has two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Additionally, Fulop presented Missouri with a proclamation of the city to commemorate her hitting the century mark.