Ollie Lawson, age 110, is now a validated American supercentenarian.

Ollie Lawson was born in Thomas County, Georgia, USA, on 21 November 1913. She was one of seven siblings. Lawson grew up on a farm while attending a segregated school. However, she left school after completing the sixth grade to help her family on the farm and their home.

On her 110th birthday. (Source: WFMZ)

On her 110th birthday.
(Source: WFMZ)

Upon turning 18, she moved to Miami, Florida. It was there that she met her future husband with whom she had a daughter. The Lawson family eventually moved to Bridgeport and later settled in Stratford, Connecticut. During her time in Connecticut, she served as a deaconess at the First Baptist Church for 24 years.

For more information, please view Ollie Lawson’s Directory Profile here.