A supercentenarian -- someone who has reached the age of 110 -- living in East St. Louis died this week.
Mayetta Epps-Miller died Monday at the age of 111, according to Officer Funeral Home in East St. Louis.
Epps-Miller, who was born on April 15, 1901, was recognized as the oldest living resident in the state of Illinois in January of last year. At that time, she was listed online at the 14th oldest living American.
She was honored on NBC's Today Show by Willard Scott during the show's Smucker's On Air Birthday segment on her 111th birthday.
In 2011, East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Park designed Mayetta Epps-Miller Day in East St. Louis on her 110th birthday.
She was featured in a News-Democrat story in April 2010. In the article, daughter-in-law Doris Epps described Epps-Miller as "the rock in the family. She pulls everybody together and makes sure everyone is on track."
Epps-Miller is survived by her son James Levoid Epps, Sr., five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 23 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation for Epps-Miller will be held from 10 to 11:50 a.m. Monday at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2235 Bond Ave. in East St. Louis. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday at the church. Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Sunset Garden of Memory Cemetery in East St. Louis.