WEB DESK: An American woman turned 116 year old today becoming the oldest woman living on earth.
Jeralean Talley, from Detroit area turned 116 years old this Saturday. Talley will celebrate her birthday twice, including a Sunday party at her church, New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist.
The Gerontology Research Group considers her to be the oldest person in the world, based on available records, followed by Susannah Jones of Brooklyn, New York, who turns 116 in July.
My mother still has a sharp mind, says Thelma Holloway, daughter of Talley.
She was born in Montrose, Georgia, in 1899 and moved to Michigan in the 1930s. Talley’s husband died in 1988 at age 95.
“Her number one rule is to treat people how you want to be treated,” said godson Tyler Kinloch, 21, who fishes with her.
She received $116 dollars, a dollar a year after 100, John Conyers , United States Representative is the longest-serving member in the House, but even at 86 he’s three decades younger than Talley, who lives in his district.
Want to know her secret of long life? Well there is none.
According to her, she cannot do a thing about it.