|Birth:||25 November 1909|
|Age:||111 years, 335 days|
Harding was born on 25 November 1909 in Virginia. In the 1930s, she and her husband moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where she raised her two nieces and one nephew there. She waited on tables at the Mount Vernon Club in Baltimore for more than 30 years. She is a longtime member of Enon Baptist Church in West Baltimore.
Harding lived on her own until around 2014, before moving in to a care home in Baltimore, Maryland. She became a supercentenarian in November 2019.
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