117-Year-Old Jamaican Woman Is Now Oldest Human In The World

(photo credit: jamaica-gleaner.com)

At 117 years old, Violet Mosses Brown is the new oldest person in the world. Little does the public know, but she eats what she wants — well, everything except pork and chicken. On Saturday, Brown became the world’s oldest person after the death of 117-year-old Emma Morano of Italy.

Born in March 1900, Brown once told a hometown newspaper, the Gleaner, that hard work, devotion to the Baptist church and respect for family, life and people in general have helped her live a long and happy life.

“Honor your mother and father so your days may be long,” she said, quoting the Old Testament.