INKSTER, MI - Jeralean Talley, the oldest known person in the world, has died.
The Georgia native was born in 1899 and moved to Michigan in the 1930's, where she lived with her husband 52 years before his death.
Back in May, Talley celebrated her 116th birthday with friends, family and dignitaries--even receiving a special birthday note from President Obama.
Often asked 'how she managed to live so long?' Talley would credit God.
She also said she lived by the motto "treat people how you want to be treated."
Talley's daughter says the 116-year-old died peacefully in her Inkster, Michigan home.
(Thelma Holloway, Daughter) She had a peaceful journey; she took a peaceful journey home. She wasn't sick or anything.
The average life expectancy in the U.S. is 78 years old, according to the centers for disease control and prevention.