Sallie Cooley on her 110th birthday
|Birth:||8 December 1908|
Clarke County, Mississippi, USA
|Death:||12 June 2020|
|Age:||111 years, 187 days|
Sallie Cooley was born as Sallie Mae McDonald in Clarke County, Mississippi, USA, on 8 December 1908. She was one of ten children born to George and Nan McDonald. She was baptised as a child at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. At a young age, she married her first husband Willie Simmons, with whom she had eight children. Later in her life, after Simmons’ death, Sallie married Curtis Cooley.
Cooley was a devout Christian throughout her life. At the time of her 109th birthday in 2017, along with her eight children, she had 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 58 great-great-grandchildren, and 16 great-great-great-grandchildren. She became a supercentenarian in December 2018.
Sallie Cooley died in Mississippi, USA on 12 June 2020 at the age of 111 years, 187 days.