Besse Cooper, World's Oldest Woman, Turns 116!

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Besse Cooper didn't merely celebrate a happy birthday yesterday in her adopted down of Monroe, Georgia. She celebrated an historic occasion:

The former school teacher turned 116 years old, becoming certified by the Guinness World Records as the oldest woman alive. She's only the fourth America ever, in fact, to reach that age.

Old Woman

What's Cooper's secret?

"I mind my own business," said the Sullivan, Tennessee native. "And I don't eat junk food."

Cooper is a widow (her husband passed away in 1963) with four children, 12 grandchildren and many more great-grandchildren. She also now has a bridge named after her in Between, GA.

"The older she has gotten the more wittier she has gotten," her son, Sidney Cooper, told the local paper, The Walton Tribune.

Let's everyone get together and wish Besse a very happy birthday. Just make sure to do it rather loudly.

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god blesses people in many ways and for him to let you see this day it is such a miracle. happy belated birth besse


I beleive she is the oldest in the world, I take my hat off to the grand young lady. Happy birthday, best wishes, hope you have many more. We live in MONROE GA too, h


Well I guess guiness book of record would be skeptical of giving the record to anyone in Africa or Nigeria, cos there is just that possibility the certificates could have been forged. Lol. Ftr I'm there's no hating ;p


Happy birthday may God bless u with many more.....u look beatiful........


Happy birthday but wait!!! She's not the world oldest woman,my grandma is 120 here in Nigeria and she's still healthy


@ritty dolls ... Doubtful ,if it were true then THEY would be getting an award . Someone has been fibbing to you to get you to eat your vegetables . Night night liar .


Happy birthday madame...but honestly she isn't d only oldest person in d world my grandpa here in africa is 117 and he is still very much alive


believe it or not but she is still rowing with the best of her age!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY god bless u and have a wonderful life💋👵💗�😊💃👼👸👣


HAPPY BIRTHDAY and best wishies.
And may you have many more.........