The body of the late Violet Moss Brown, who was the world’s oldest person is to be made available for research, following a memorial service in October.


Moss Brown died on died on Friday, September 15. She was 117.

A close family member of the Jamaican supercentenarian told Loop News that viewing of Moss Brown, who was affectionately called Aunt V, will be held at the Tritonville Baptist Church in her Duanvale, Trelawny community, which will be followed by the service on Saturday, October 7.

After that, the body will be removed to the University of the West Indies for research.

Moss Brown died at the Fairfield Medical Centre in Montego Bay.


Moss Brown, of Duanvale in Trelawny, was born on March 10, 1900. She became the world’s oldest person earlier this year after the death of Emma Morano of Italy.

Her eldest child, Harold Fairweather, who was believed to be the world’s oldest living child with a parent alive, died a few months ago.


In an exclusive interview with Loop News last year, Brown reflected on life growing up in post-emancipation Jamaica, as the country remained under British rule and the island’s black majority remained oppressed.

“It was like slavery. It was very hard but likkle by likkle we have come up to be a good place,” Brown said.




Declaring that “the best time is now”, Brown said she was enjoying life and is not sitting around waiting to die. She particularly enjoyed sitting on her veranda and watching pedestrians and cars pass by.



Source: Loop News

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