LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Mary Mack of the United States at age 110. She was born in Mary Penn in Terry, Mississippi, USA, on 2 April 1909. As a girl, she picked cotton by hand on the family farm. She also had three brothers and ten sisters.

On her 105th birthday. (Source: Peoria Journal Star)
On her 105th birthday.
(Source: Peoria Journal Star)

Mack was a wife and a mother to 12 children. The family lived in a small home where they used the fireplace as a stove, and owned an ice box refrigerator made of wood, several feet high with one handle on the cabinet door. To support her children, Mack started an in-house daycare, charging $1 per child per day. She babysat over 50 children over several decades.

Mack passed away in Peoria, Illinois, USA, on 2 August 2019, at the age of 110 years, 122 days. She was survived by 1 younger sister, 10 children (six sons and four daughters), and an unspecified number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. At the time of death, she was among the oldest living people in the U.S. state of Illinois.

LongeviQuest congratulates Mrs. Mary Mack’s family on her posthumous recognition.

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

LongeviQuest is pleased to announce the age validation of Brunette Nelms at 111 years old. She was an American supercentenarian known as the oldest living person in Tennessee, USA, at the time of her death.

Nelms was born on 9 March 1910 in Ashland, Mississippi, USA, as Willie Faye Crawford. Aside from her twin sister, she had five more siblings to parents John William Crawford and Mary Louella Casey.

After graduating from Ashland High School, she went to pursue a degree in Physical Education at Mississippi State College for Women in 1928. She was forced to drop out of school when the Great Depression emerged. On a positive note, she worked as a teacher during the year so she can pay for her summer classes at the University of Alabama. She then graduated from college in 1937 and continued to be a teacher for the next 40 years of her life.

She married Walter Claiborne Nelms on 11 September 1937 and the couple was blessed with two daughters. They lived in multiple towns across the state of Mississippi.

Playing a piano at the age of 108. (Photo credit: djournal.com)
Playing a piano at the age of 108.
(Photo credit: djournal.com)

When she was 106 years old, she was still able to play piano and participate in physical activities like Tai Chi, weight training, and yoga.

Brunette Nelms passed away on 4 May 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, at the age of 111 years old.

For more information, please view Brunette Nelms’ Directory Profile here.