Please join us in sending our deepest and most sincere condolences to the family and friends of the world’s oldest person to date Mrs. Hester Ford!
Mrs. Ford passed in the comfort of her home in Charlotte on Saturday reports her family according to Fox News.
Sources have confirmed she was 116 years old and reigned gracefully as the matriarch of a huge family of 12 children, 68 grandchildren, 125 great-grandchildren, and at nearly 120 great-great grandchildren.
“Her light shined beyond her local area and she lived beyond a century with memories containing real-life experience of over 100 years,” says Tanisha Patterson-Powe.
“She not only represented the advancement of our family but of the Black African American race and culture in our country. She was a reminder of how far we have come as people on this earth. She has been celebrated all over the world by local governments, community leaders, social media, foreign dignities and presidents as a cherished jewel of society for holding the honor of being the oldest living person in America.”
Our thoughts and prayers remain with her loved ones.