Fulton, Eileen comment (0)
April 21, 2011
Hopewell Baptist Church, Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa Baptist Association
Favorite Verses: Psalm 103:1–3
Favorite Hymn: “Amazing Grace”
Hobbies: Playing piano and reading
Family Status: Widowed after 26 years of marriage to Ed; four children, Charlotte, Dianne, Ed and Jimmy; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren
Eileen Fulton, better known as “Grandarling” by her friends and family, turned 100 April 15.
Q: What was your childhood like?
A: I … had a musical childhood. I started to play piano at 8 years old and then played violin with one of my brothers. I wasn’t a natural-born musician. I had to work at it, practicing four hours a day in high school. My wish was to be an evangelical musician.
Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: I had Christian parents who always had Bible reading and prayer together. … I saw Jesus guided my parents. … They had a quiet trust in the Lord. I wanted that. I saw I needed a Savior.
Q: How have you been involved in the church through the years?
A: I taught piano for many years. It was my desire that each of my students would develop their talents and realize God gave them their abilities and gifts. I have been involved in missions through WMU (Woman’s Missionary Union).
Q: How do you see yourself involved in church in the future?
A: At this season of my life, I’m not able to faithfully attend my church, but I’m connected through praying for my church family.
Q: What difference has Christ made in your life?
A: Christ is my daily strength. He is the One who has allowed me to reach this 100th birthday.