117-Year-Old Jamaican Woman Says It Took ‘Hard Work’ to Become Oldest Person in the World

Life is tough, but so are she!!!

117-year-old women, Violet Brown, of western Jamaica have become the new oldest person in the world after Emma Moran of 117 years 135 days old died last weekend.

According to brown it takes faith and hard work to become the oldest person. Brown, who born in March 1900, credits her long life to her work, citing long days farming sugar cane with her husband over the hills, and her unwavering faith.

“I didn’t know that I would become the oldest,” Brown told The Associated Press. “I feel I would have passed off a long time ago, but thank God for what he has given me.”

She was baptized when she was just 13 years old, “I spent all my time in the church from a child to right up,” Brown said.

While she has given up eating pork and chicken, Brown said she would eat “anything at all [that] makes my belly full,” including greens, mutton, beef and fish.

She also still has five out of six of living children, including her oldest son, 97-year-old Harold Fairweather, with whom she spends most of her days.

According to APTN, Brown has not yet been officially declared the world’s oldest person by Guinness World Records. The organization is still researching different candidates who might be next to hold the title.

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