6 Generations Of Family Shown In Photo Where Woman Holds Great-Great-Great Granddaughter

When 98-year-old MaeDell held her great-great-great-granddaughter Zhavia for the first time, it resulted in a photo featuring 6 generations of family. And afterward, the sweet pic ended up going viral online. I wonder if MaeDell ever imagined she would be known all around the country due to a family photo.

Gathered around her are 6 generations of family. Six generations of women and six generations of love. The family came together to visit MaeDell after the birth of her great-great-great-granddaughter.

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If you come from a big family, you know how important family moments are to grandparents. It’s truly something to place a newborn in the arms of their grandparents. It’s incredible when there are more than four generations spanning from oldest to youngest. It’s even rarer when the matriarch spans six generations of women.

But MaeDell wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We spent three hours with her – she had the baby pretty much the entire time,” Gracie Snow Howell, MaeDell’s 58-year-old granddaughter, said. “The baby was fussy, and she was like: ‘Here, give me that baby.’ She’s just a natural, and she was so excited to see us and spend time with us and hold that baby.”

Photo Shows 6 Generations Of Family

To capture this precious moment, Gracie’s sister snapped a photo of all the women together, representing 6 generations of family: MaeDell; Gracie; Gracie’s mother, Frances, 77; Gracie’s daughter, Jacqueline, 39; Gracie’s granddaughter, Jaisline, 19; and the sixth generation, baby Zhavia.

According to Guinness World Records, the most generations alive in a single family have been a total of seven.

The women of this family are incredibly proud of their matriarch because she didn’t have it easy growing up. She married at 16 and became a mom the moment she said ‘I do’ to her husband Bill Taylor. His first wife had died in childbirth. He already had ten children.

The family didn’t have much, but what they did have was each other and a whole lot of love. It’s evident love for family was passed down to all 6 generations, who couldn’t be more proud to have MaeDell as their matriarch. They also couldn’t wait to introduce Zhavia to her incredible great-great-great grandmother.