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The New Oldest Living Person On Earth

Michigan resident Jeralean Talley, the oldest woman in the world, died at 116 years old on Thursday -- so now there is a new oldest living person in the world.

The Gerontology Research Group confirmed 115-year-old Brooklyn resident Susannah Mushatt Jones now takes the "world's oldest living person" title, according to TIME. When asked by TIME if she could believe she was the oldest person on earth -- she simply replied, "no."

Jones, known by her family and friends as Miss Suzie, was born in Alabama in 1899.

According to WABC, she moved to New York City in the early 1920s to be a nanny to wealthy families, bringing in a modest seven dollars a week. Though she never had any children, she always treated the kids she looked after as if they were her own. In fact, she attributes never having children and her one short marriage as the reason she's lived so long. That, and her diet filled with BBQ chicken and bacon.

Jones will turn 116 on July 6th.

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