World’s Oldest Person to Turn 116

The woman declared by gerontology experts to be the oldest person in the world is turning 116 Saturday.

Jeralean Talley was born in Montrose, Ga., on May 23, 1899. She’s been in Michigan since 1935. Relatives say she remains active and aware of what’s going on around her.

Talley was named world’s oldest person in April after the death of Gertrude Weaver,who passed away at the age of 116. Weaver died just five days after 117-year-old Misao Okawa died in Japan . . .

Talley has been consistent in her answer as to what she’s lived so long.

“It’s all in the good Lord’s hands,” she said. “There’s nothing I can do about it.” (Read more from “World’s Oldest Person to Turn 116” HERE)

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