Born on March 10, 1900, the 117-year-old woman from Jamaica Violet Mosse-Brown says her Christian faith is the reason that she has lived for so long.

“Thank God for what he has given to me. This what God has given me, so I have to take it, long life,” Brown said. Where did she spend most of her time in her life?

“I’ve done nearly everything at the church. I spent all my time in the church.”

Brown proudly says that this is the reason she has lived for so long, “My faith in serving God, and believing strongly in the teaching of the Bible.”

She says that her favorite verse in the Bible that says, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you” (Ex. 20:12).

She was recently honored by her church when she was declared the world’s oldest living person.

“The guest of honor was lauded and cited as a person of exemplary character and an ardent, dedicated and faithful servant of God, who served her church for more than 80 years in varying capacities,” according to The Jamaica Baptist Reporter.

“She was also hailed as a mentor, historian, disciplinarian, business woman, outstanding church and community leader.”

She went on to say this:

“I don’t eat pork and I don’t eat chicken. But I eat any other things: greens, mutton, beef, fish, that’s what I eat,” she said.

God bless her!