Yellicy Hunlin greets great granddaughter Briseis Johnny along with great grandson Isaiah Gregg and granddaughter Alita Johnny.

Yellicy Hunlin greets great granddaughter Briseis Johnny along with great grandson Isaiah Gregg and granddaughter Alita Johnny.

Redstone elder celebrates 93rd birthday

The family of Yellicy Hunlin invited people from near and far to join them in celebrating Yellicy’s 93rd birthday on April 18.

The family of Yellicy Hunlin invited people from near and far to join them in celebrating Yellicy’s 93rd birthday on April 18 at Redstone Flats in the Tsi Deldel community.

A big potluck dinner was held along with games for young and old and time to socialize.

Chief Percy Guichon said Yellicy is the oldest member of the Tsi Deldel community still living at Redstone. She was born on April 18, 1920 at Bendzi (Puntzi) Lake. Her mother was Margaret (Maggie) Charleyboy and her father was Timothy Baptiste Stillas.

Some of Yellicy’s brothers adopted the last name of Timothy while others took the last name of Baptiste from their father.

Of course when Yellicy married Tommy Joe Hunlin the question of whether she was a Baptise or Timothy became a moot point.

Yellicy and Tommy Joe had six daughters and two sons, Edna Lulua, Lina Williams, Dora Grinder, Maryanne Boyd, Alice Johnny, Gloria Hunlin, Roger Hunlin and Norman Hunlin.

Yellicy’s offspring have given her 30 grandkids, 31 great grandkids, and two great great grandchildren and counting.

Yellicy’s youngest brother, Dominic Baptiste was on hand to wish his sister and happy birthday.