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  • World's oldest person: an 'extra-precious' Baptist

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (one year ago)

    DUANVALE, Jamaica (BP) -- What has the world's oldest person, Violet Mosse-Brown, age 117, done nearly all her life?

    She has been a faithful, industrious church member, according to the Jamaica Baptist Reporter of the Jamaica Baptist Union.

    Mosse-Brown, baptized at age 13, became the world's oldest person after the April 15 death of Emma Morano of Italy, also 117. Morano was born on Nov. 29, 1899 and was the last living person born during the 1800s prior to her death. Mosse-Brown was born on March 30, 1900, in Duanvale in northwest Jamaica, 47 kilometers east of Montego Bay. Read More