LongeviQuest is delighted to announce the age validation of Roberta Farris of the United States at age 111. She was born in Lewisville, Texas, USA, on 19 July 1905. Farris completed high school and attended college before starting to teach in Electra, Texas. Teaching became her passion for the next 50 years. After marrying, she finished her bachelor’s degree while her husband earned his master’s and became a school superintendent. The couple then had two children.

Farris’s daughter, Charlye, made history as Wichita County’s first female lawyer and Texas’s first black woman judge. Farris retired in 1973 and devoted herself to raising her adopted grandson. A dedicated Christian, she served at Gilbert Memorial C.M.E. Church for over a century as a musician and Sunday school teacher.

Undated. (Source: Texomashomepage.com)

(Source: Texomashomepage.com)

Farris passed away in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA, on 12 May 2016, at the age of 110 years, 298 days. She was survived by her son, and two grandsons. At the time of death, she was the fourth-oldest known living person in the U.S. state of Texas, behind Corine SnowHazel Gates, and Martha Coleman.

LongeviQuest congratulates Roberta Farris’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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