Inkster woman Jeralean Talley among world's oldest turning 115 years young

INKSTER, Mich. (WXYZ) - The oldest person in America celebrated her birthday today at her home in Inkster.

This is 115-year-old Jeralean Talley. She was born in 1899.

She lives with her daughter in a home she has lived in since the 60s.

Jeralean still walks with a walker and says she likes to take care of herself.

She tells 7 Action News she doesn't know what to say to people who want advice on living a long healthy life.

Jerelean says she doesn't take the credit. She gives it to God.

She plans to celebrate her birthday with family.

The Gerontology Research Group says she is the second oldest person in the world after a 116 year old woman in Japan.

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