World's oldest person credits God for living so long

World's oldest person credits God for living so long

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."

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