The body of the late Violet Moss Brown, commonly known as ‘Aunt V’, who for a brief period held the status as the world’s oldest person, is to be donated to the University of the West Indies, according to information from the family.
Last Thursday, the family announced as part of funeral arrangements, that Mrs. Moss Brown’s body will be donated to the research unit at the university. It is expected that as soon as they are able to pay their respects to her, the body will be sent to the facility in Kingston where research will be carried out to possibly determine the secrets to her longevity. Aunt V was born March 10, 1900 and lived in Duanvale all her life where she was a farmer and a records keeper for the cemetery.
The funeral for Mrs. Moss Brown will held on October 7 in Duanvale at the Baptist Church with the body lying in-state for two hours on the day for persons to have a final look at the woman who was the world’s oldest. A massive turnout is expected in Duanvale.
Aunt V was a supercentenarian who lived to be 117 years old and was categorized as the world’s oldest person from April until her death last month. Just before her death, she was presented with the honour by representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records.