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Willie Mae Hardy
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Willie Mae Hardy on her 111th birthday
Birth: 11 March 1908
Junction City, Georgia, USA
Age: 111 years, 45 days
Country: USA FlagUSA
Unvalidated

Willie Mae Hardy (born 11 March 1908) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group.

Biography

The daughter of a slave, Hardy was born in Junction City, Georgia, USA, on 11 March 1908. Growing up, she worked on a farm and in the cotton fields. She had to stop attending school in the 3rd grade to stay home and help her mother raise her younger siblings. In 1925, she gave birth to her only child, Cassie Neil.

Hardy moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1939, where she met her husband, Frank Harvey. She joined Butler Street Baptist church in 1944, and has remained a member there ever since. Following the sudden death of her son-in-law to cancer in 1966, Hardy moved from downtown Atlanta to the suburbs of Decatur to help raise her seven grandchildren. She worked as a housekeeper for 60 years before retiring in the 1980s.

Hardy currently lives with her daughter Cassie in Decatur, Georgia, where she became a supercentenarian in March 2018.
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Willie Mae Hardy at the age of 110

She enjoys attending church, listening to gospel music, and watching TV. She has seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 30 great-great-grandchildren, and four great-great-great-grandchildren.

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