World's oldest person credits God for living so long - Tucson News Now

World's oldest person credits God for living so long

Source: CBS Detroit Source: CBS Detroit
INKSTER, Mich. - A 115-year-old Detroit-area woman now listed as the world's oldest living person still makes plans for a fishing trip each year and credits God for her longevity. 

CBS News reports that Jeralean Talley of Inkster tops a list maintained by the Los Angeles-based Gerontology Research Group, which tracks the world's longest-living people.

Talley was born May 23, 1899. Asked for her key to longevity, the Detroit Free Press reports that she echoed previous answers on the topic. "It's coming from above," she told the newspaper. "That's the best advice I can give you. It's not in my hands or your hands."

Talley's husband died in 1988 and five generations of her family live in the metro Detroit area, including a great-great-grandson. She is cared for by a 77-year-old daughter who lives with her, reports CBS Detroit. Talley said people should "treat the other fellow like you want to be treated. You don't tell a lie on me so I won't tell a lie on you." 

Copyright 2015. Tucson News Now. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Residents on southwest side frustrated over delays with road project

    Residents on southwest side frustrated over delays with road project

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:58:39 GMT
    People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way. (Source: Tucson News Now)People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way. (Source: Tucson News Now)
    People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way. (Source: Tucson News Now)People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way.

    People living on the southwest side of Tucson said they’re frustrated because of delays with a construction project along Ajo Way.

  • BREAKING

    Convicted murder Brian Ferry found dead in jail cell

    Convicted murder Brian Ferry found dead in jail cell

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:13:19 GMT
    Brian Ferry (Source: Tucson Police Department)Brian Ferry (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    A Tucson jury has found Brian Ferry guilty of killing a couple in Tucson more than 15 years ago.

    A Tucson jury has found Brian Ferry guilty of killing a couple in Tucson more than 15 years ago.

  • Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees

    Weekend storm picks up trampoline, drops it in palm trees

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:11:58 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

    A large trampoline on the east side near 22nd St. and Sarnoff Dr. was caught in the wind during storms over Tucson ended up wedged between 2 palm trees, more than 30 feet in the air. 

Powered by Frankly