Susannah Mushatt Jones


Age: 116

the wold's oldest living person at the time of her death who was born in a small farm town near Montgomery, Alabama in 1899 and was one of 11 siblings who attended a special school for young black girls and worked full-time helping family members to pick crops when she graduated from high school in 1922 before heading to New Jersey after a year she left to begin working as a nanny and eventually making her way to New York City, where she started a scholarship fund for young black women to go to college.

Cause of Death: Old age

Born: July 6, 1899

Died: May 12, 2016

Brooklyn, New York