James Reeta Jones
James Reeta Jones
Birth: 17 October 1898
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Death: 1 December 2010
Hickory, Catawba County, North Carolina, USA
Age: 112 years, 45 days
Country: United StatesUSA

James Reeta “Ma Jones” Green Jones (17 October 1898 – 1 December 2010) was an American supercentenarian who is validated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Reeta Jones was born on a farm on 17 October 1898, in what would eventually became Bluegrass Road in West Knoxville to James and Alice (Dryman) Green.

Reeta Jones married her husband, Oscar Jones, in 1920, with whom she had five sons and a daughter. Oscar Jones died at age 92 in 1990.

As she never learned to drive, she used a golf cart to travel until age 102. She accredited her longevity to the lifestyle desccribed in the bible.

Before her death "She had a mini-stroke a month or two before and got progressively worse," according to her 88-year-old son, Milton Jones. She had hospice and stopped eating and drinking a week before her death.

Reeta Jones died in Hickory, North Carolina, USA on 1 December 2010 at the age of 112 years, 45 days. She was survived by three sons.


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