Myrtis B. “Tiny” Gates celebrated her 102nd birthday on January 8 while recovering in OakBend Medical Center’s newly renovated fifth floor. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, Tiny now lives in Pecan Grove.
All smiles, Tiny was surrounded by family, friends and OakBend staff while she enjoyed her favorite vanilla cake decorated with pink, her favorite color.
Tiny has two daughters, Judy, who lives in Richmond and who was in attendance for her mom’s birthday and Glenda who resides in Dallas.
According to Judy, “Mom is a strong woman, At the age of 85 she had a triple by-pass operation and was out of the hospital in three days, she didn’t want to stick around any longer than necessary. She also likes to tell dirty jokes but she always forgets the punch line!”
OakBend Medical Center was thrilled to share this occasion with Tiny and wish her many more healthy, happy birthdays.