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99-year-old piano player celebrates her birthday at Clayton church

Posted November 26, 2017 2:06 p.m. EST
Updated July 13, 2018 2:06 p.m. EDT

— Fellowship Baptist Church helped a former church pianist celebrate her 99th birthday on Sunday morning.

Pastor Dr. Charles Ennis and his wife escorted Ms. Melba Wheeler to the piano, where she played the piano again, still with a smile, nearly 50 years after playing there for the first time.

99-year-old piano player celebrates her birthday at Clayton church

Ms. Wheeler was the church's first piano player when it first opened, and she has been a faithful member ever since.

Although her fingers are not quite as fast as they were before, Ms. Wheeler's fingers still danced across the keyboard on Monday, playing her favorite tunes for the congregation.