She was the world's oldest living person from June 21, 2011 until her death In December 2012.
She graduated from Eat Tennessee State Normal School in 1916.
She is one of eight confirmed people in history to have lived 116 years.
She had four children: Angeline, Luther, Sidney and Nancy, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
After her death, Jiroemon Kumara became the world's oldest living person.