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Funeral is held for the UK’s oldest person

Grace Jones lived to 112 and attributed her long life to a whisky nightcap

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The funeral of the UK’s oldest person person has been held in Worcestershire.

Grace Jones died at the age of 112 and three quarters in June 2019. She passed away peacefully in her sleep, according to Worcestershire News.

Called “Amazing Grace” by her friends, she was fit and active until the very end of her life, even playing carpet bowls the week before she died.

Speaking about her mother, her daughter Deirdre said:

“She was wonderful and had a lovely sense of humour, and that’s something somebody should have. Never let that fade away because if it does it starts a downward trend and you become rather dull.”

Born in 1906, there were 21 different prime ministers and two world wars in Grace’s lifetime.

Asked for the secret of her long life, she said: “I have a little drop of whiskey with a drop of water every night. I started having a nightly tot of it when I turned 50 so I’ve been having it every night for the last 60 years and I certainly have no intention of stopping now.

I don’t worry, I think that’s the worst thing you can do.”

Grace Jones was born in Liverpool and went on to own a factory, where she met her husband. They had one daughter. The family moved a total of 28 times to different parts of England and Wales, including Devon, Cheshire and Wales.

Her funeral was held at St Michael & All Angels church in Broadway, Worcestershire

To organise your funeral, contact Maplebrook Funeral Plans.


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