105-year-old woman dies of flu complications

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JACKSON, Mich. (WILX) -- Weeks after turning 105-years-old, Jackson, Michigan resident Mildred Bailey has died.

Gray affiliate WILX introduced viewers to Bailey in January, as she was preparing with family for her 105th birthday on January 28.

Family says Bailey died last Wednesday after coming down with the flu. Bailey's 105th birthday celebration was canceled because of it.

Bailey leaves behind eight grand-children, 15 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

In 1952 Bailey became an LPN, caring for newborn babies at Hudson Hospital in Lenawee County, Michigan.

Bailey retired in 1978 with 26 years of service at the hospital.

Bailey has lived through the terms of 17 different presidents. Her favorite flowers are red roses.