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Flossie Dickey passes away night before Thanksgiving

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KHQ.COM - This Thanksgiving Flossie Dickey will be having a "whiskey straight up," enjoying a piece of pie and taking a nap (and probably another nap) from heaven. The 110-year old woman who the world fell in love with when she so candidly shared her lack of enthusiasm for the birthday party her family was throwing for her on live television, passed away at 8:55pm Thanksgiving Eve.

After Flossie became an internet sensation overnight, her family created a fan page for her on Facebook where they continued to share their favorite memories and photos of her and announced her passing.

Yes, Flossie was older than most get the chance to be, but the news of her passing was still very much unexpected. Hours before she passed away her granddaughter, Jerri Carver, posted how excited she was to see Flossie celebrate yet another Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving though, Flossie's family will only be sharing memories of the woman they say didn't "take crap from anyone."

Her great granddaughter, Amanda Carver Blodgett, posted the sad news saying, " Great Grandma you were the best! So thankful that my daughter had the chance to know you. You touched everyone's life you met in the 110 years you were here?? so many childhood memories with you in them. You were such a wonderful role model in my life strong, funny, and don't take crap from anyone,and I can keep going on! Love you Great Grandma "



Her granddaughter, Jerri Carver, posted,  "Poopsie, you''ve been my world for 68 years. Remembering the times we would laugh over nothing till we cried, we almost fell in the creek fishing, trying to pee behind a tree. You're in heaven getting ready for one of your big holiday dinners. Do me a favor when I'm ready to see you again... would you meet me at the gate? Keep laughing my lovely Granny."



Another great granddaughter, Sarah Williamson, posted a photo of some whiskey in a Jack Daniels glass saying, "It is with the heaviest heart ever to say.... That tonight at 8:05 My Bad ASS Grandmother Flossie Dickey passed away. I am grateful it went fast but my heart is selfish to say no, don't leave me. I can't thank all of you sweet people enough for making my Grams so well loved. To me she was one bad ass that I can only hope to some day be. I know that tomorrow I will be toasting to Flossie with Whiskey, eating my Pumpkin pie and taking a nap!! I am so Thankful for you and cherish you forever. Cheers Grandma.. I hope you are up there dancing drinking and loving all of our family. Until we meet again and can drink and laugh together like old times. I love you more than words could ever say."

Flossie was born February 20, 1906. She had three children of her own who gave her 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 15 great-great grandchildren.

RIP Flossie Dickey. Thank you for showing the world what it means to be yourself. This thanksgiving, dinner tables around the world will be sending a cheers to you.

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