Tucker was born in Alexander City, Alabama in 1927. She then moved to Birmingham when she was 15 and graduated from high school in 1948. Three years later, the Hoover resident married Lehman Tucker Sr., who died in 1975. The couple have four children, 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

Tucker, who worked with Civil Rights leaders for voting rights in Alabama and became a registered voter and poll worker in 1963, retired as a chief poll worker last year.

“Being fantastic is just an understatement of who she is,’’ Strozier said.

The beloved elderly woman tried on two bridal gowns at David’s Bridal and fell in love with the outfits.

“I didn’t want to take it off, but I knew I had to. I looked good in it though,” she said. “I wondered what I would look like walking down the aisle. I was like Coming to America. It was exciting to me.”

Tucker stole the spotlight in the store when she came out in the dress.

“When she walked out of the room and saw herself in the mirror, she said, ‘Oh, look at me,’’’ Strozier said. “One of the other brides that was in there started crying.”