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Jeralean Talley Dead: World’s Oldest Woman Dies At 116

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Jeralean Talley, who was born in 1899, has passed away at the ripe old age of 116.

Talley gained the title as the world’s oldest woman just one month ago.

Born in Montrose, Georgia in May of 1899, the late Talley enjoyed a range of activities from fishing to bowling, making quilts to sewing dresses, TIME reported.

When questioned about her secret to longevity prior to her death, she told CBS Detroit that life is “coming from above” and that it’s “not in my hands or your hands.”

It’s coming from above. That’s the best advice I can give you. It’s not in my hands or your hands.

The woman’s daughter, 77-year-old Thelma Holloway, told Detroit News that her mother “was ready to go home and rest” and that she “didn’t suffer.”

She was ready to go home and rest (…) When she left here, she didn’t suffer. She asked the Lord to take her peacefully and he did.

Talley credited her incredibly long life to God, Yahoo Health reported.

She was quoted by The Detroit News as having said that each and every single day “is a gift from above.”

Every day is a gift from above. There is nothing we can do without God. He made us, and he knew when he wanted to take us.

The recently deceased oldest woman in the world stayed active into her hundreds. When she was 104, she was still throwing bowling balls down the old lane.

Her motto was:

I ain’t got nothing more but to treat the other fellow like you want to be treated. You don’t tell a lie on me so I won’t tell a lie on you.

The last two oldest woman in the world were 117-year-old Misao Okawa of Japan and 116-year-old Gertrude Weaver of Arkansas.

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