Jeralean Talley

Jeralean Talley was confirmed in April as the “world’s oldest person” and in May she celebrated her 116th birthday. The family of Jeralean Talley told Fox 2 that Jeralean died in her sleep at her home in Inkster, Michigan.

Jeralean Talley was born in Georgia in 1899 and she was one of 11 siblings. She grew up on the family farm and was known to pick both cotton and peanuts.She moved to Inkster in 1935, a year later she married her husband Alfred in which they remained married until his death at the age of 95. The two were married for 52 years. Jeralean is survived by her one and only 77 year daughter Thelma.

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FOX 2 recently asked the world’s living person the secret to a living 116 years and she stated,””Have faith in the good Lord up above,” Thelma said. “That’s all I can tell you. That is what she told me.”

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