"Everybody keeps telling her she’s got some good genes," says Louise Spencer, Trapp’s oldest daughter and full-time sitter.
But there’s another part of Trapp’s life besides good genes for longevity that stands out.
The oldest member of St. Paul A.M.E. church in Pomaria is also a praying lady with a Bible close by.
"She’s always praying all the time," says Spencer. "Sometimes she’ll pray a half an hour," says Spencer.
So frequent in prayer, the centenarian sometimes has her head down and looks like she’s sleeping, but Spencer knows better.
"When I see her real quite, I see her mouth working. She be praying, so I don’t bother her," Spencer says.
Born in Fairfield, Trapp has lived in the county since the early 40s, Spencer estimates. She was married to Thomas "Sammy" Trapp for 14 years, and worked for 27 years at Walgreens on Main Street in Newberry, first washing crystal soda fountain glasses and eventually cooking behind the counter.
She used to like to work in the garden and keep her flowers up, says Spencer.
She was also president of the senior choir and choir member since 1970 at St. Paul A.M.E. church in Pomaria, where she is the oldest member. Over the years church members made her the mother of the church, says Spencer.
Trapp celebrated her 100th birthday at the Hope School Community Center in Pomaria where she attended school 84 years ago. More than 150 family and friends joined Trapp for the celebration, and Representative Walter McLeod and Senator Ronnie Cromer both presented Trapp a certificate.