The world's oldest living person, 116-year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Bolden, died Monday at the Mid-South Health and Rehabilitation Centre in Memphis, Tennessee, according to her grandson.
"She was always very family-oriented. She gave good advice and
the family listened. She was a hard worker, and a farmer for most
of her life," said James Bolden, who came from the Philippines last
week to visit his grandmother.
Elizabeth Bolden is survived by two daughters - her two sons
passed away, 40 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren, 150
great-great-grandchildren, 220 great-great-great grandchildren and
75 great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Bolden, who married at 19 and whose husband died in the 1950s,
was not active at the end of her life and spent much of her time
sleeping. – (Sapa-AFP)
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