Violet Moss, The World's Oldest Woman, Passes Away At 117

Violet Moss, The World's Oldest Woman, Passes Away At 117

Affectionately known as Aunt V, she was born in Jamaica in 1900.

Published September 17, 2017

Violet Moss was deemed the oldest living woman in April of this year.

Known by most as Aunt V, Moss was born on March 10, 1900 in Jamaica, and after 117 years of living life, she passed away on Friday (September 15).

Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness announced on Twitter Moss’ passing with an appropriate RIP that followed.

Aunt V was awarded the distinction by Guinness World Records after Emma Morano passed away at the same age, but was born shortly prior.

When asked what kept her alive for so long, Moss says that she does what she wants but noted that she doesn’t eat pork or chicken and doesn’t drink rum (a staple alcoholic beverage in the country).

Just days after earning the “world’s oldest woman” title, Aunt V’s son Harold Fairweather died at the age of 97.

Imagine still having your mother around while you’re 97 years old. That family must have some pretty strong genes.

RIP, Aunt V.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Gleaner via Twitter)

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