Oldest Person In Britain Has Died At The Age Of 112
Grace Jones died in her sleep at her home in Broadway, Worcestershire last Friday, her family revealed.
Mrs. Jones known to pals as “Amazing Grace” – put her long life down to a dram of Famous Grouse whisky every day.
Mrs. Jones, a Liverpudlian by birth, was born on Sept 16, 1906 – only five years after the death of Queen Victoria.
The mum-of-one took the title of the oldest UK person last summer after the previous oldest person, Olive Boar’s died aged 113.
She lived through 26 prime ministers, five monarchs and survived both world wars and attributed her longevity to a daily dram of Famous Grouse whisky.
Her daughter, Deirdre McCarthy, 80, said her mum lived an active lifestyle right up until her last days.
She said “Only last Wednesday we were playing carpet bowls. She got tired, as she would at her age, but she never grumbled and she was always active. She was her usual self last week. Everyone at the home has been upset. She was very popular, the leading lady”
“What an age though, 112 and three quarters. She lived a very fulfilling life. She did everything with style.
Mrs. Jones married engineer Leonard Roderick Jones in 1933 in Liverpool. They were married for 53 years until he died in 1986, aged 79.
They had one daughter and spent most of their married life moving around the country – 28 times in total.
She moved to the Broadway care home in 2005 and would annually get media attention as she reached milestone birthdays.
Reflecting on her side she said “The best memory was when I married my husband. He was a true gentleman, the son of a parson. We were always together and we loved one another.”
As for how she managed to live for so long, Mrs. Jones said whisky and not worrying were to thank.
“I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.
“My doctor said to keep up with the whisky Grace, it’s good for your heart’. I don’t worry, I think that’s the worst thing you can do.”
RIP GRACE JONES