May Willis
May Willis
Willis at the age of 110 in February 2021
Birth: 18 March 1910
Peckham, London, England, UK
Age: 111 years, 88 days
Country: United Kingdom UK

Winifred May Willis (born 18 March 1910) is a British supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.


Early Life

Willis was born on 18 March 1910 in Peckham, London, England. Her mother lived to the age of 98 and her father lived to the age of 86. Willis remembers the First World War, in which her father served in the Royal Navy.

Willis married her husband, Fred, in 1933, and they had one daughter, Vera. They were married for 57 years and spent much of their marriage living in Orpington, Kent, England. Willis had a passion for gardening and playing bridge. She and her husband also loved dogs, and over the years they had three German shepherds and several rescue dogs.

Later Life

In 1971, Willis and her husband moved to a bungalow in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, England. After husband's death, she moved in to a nearby apartment, where she still lives independently. On her 110th birthday in March 2020, she stated that she never smoked or drank alcohol and has "enjoyed every minute" of her life.

In February 2021, a month before her 111th birthday, Willis stated that she had been given a vaccination against COVID-19, and encouraged others to get one too.



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