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Violet Brown: 117-year-old Jamaican woman now believed to be world’s oldest person

Violet Brown: 117-year-old Jamaican woman now believed to be world’s oldest person

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April 16, 2017

By: Raymond Simpson

Violet Brown spent much of her life cutting sugarcane in the fields around her home in western Jamaica.

She attended church regularly, avoids pork and chicken, and celebrated her 117th birthday last month.

On Saturday, she is believed to have become the world’s oldest living person following the death of Emma Morano of Italy, born Nov. 29, 1899.

Brown told The Associated Press she is surprised but grateful to have lived this long.

“This is what God has given me, so I have to take it, long life,” Brown said.

Violet Brown is considered the oldest person in the world with credible birth documentation, according to Robert Young, director of the supercentenarian research and database division at Gerontology Research Group, a network of volunteer researchers into the world’s oldest people.

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117 wow! My grandmother passed away 2 months before her 103 birthday!

Penny
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This is amazing! How I wish we all would live this long. Well for as long as we live healthy nothing is impossible. As the saying goes.. “Health is wealth.”

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Nice to hear about this. My grandad just turned 96, he requested Bluetooth speakers so he can listen to his tablet when in bed. He’s still the lead singer in his band, so he’s doing ok. But he knows he’s lucky to be so active and compes still

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God bless you Mrs. Moss-Brown.
You have witnessed the start of our beautiful, independent islands from under colonial rule and have done your part as a Christian woman in Jamaica.
You are a true West Indian role model!!!

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Congrats Ms. Brown. The ultimate achievement. I’m sure we’ll hear more about your life story. Continued good health.

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