The oldest person in the world, Jeralean Talley, passes away at an incredible age. How old was she? What was her secret?

Jeralean Talley, the oldest person in the world, has died at age 116, according to WZZM ABC.

Talley was born in Montrose, Ga., in 1899 and lived in Michigan for most of her life. She was married for 52 years to Alfred Talley, who died in 1988 at age 95.

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In a recent interview, Jeralean Talley stated that her secret to longevity was to treat others the way you would like to be treated and believe strongly in your faith.

At her recent 116th birthday party, she was read a special message by President Obama that touched her deeply.