Lessie Brown
Lessie Brown
Birth: 22 September 1904
Stockbridge, Georgia, USA

113 years, 152 days

Country: USA FlagUSA

Lessie Brown (nee Barnes; born 22 September 1904) is a verified American supercentenarian.


Brown was born in Stockbridge, Georgia. She grew up on a farm. In 1921, her parents moved to Cleveland, Ohio. In 1925, Brown got married. She and her husband had five children - three girls and two boys. Her husband died in 1991. Three of her children were still alive at the time of her 110th birthday: Veerline Wilson, Vivian Hatchern and Robert Brown, along with 29 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great-grandchildren.

During her life in Cleveland, Brown worked at the Statler Hotel and Mount Sinai Hospital. After her husband’s death, Brown moved to live with her daughter Veerline in University Heights. Later on, the two moved to the Concord Apartments in 1996. Brown said she had had surgery twice in her life, but never for anything serious. Brown attended services at the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Brown is currently the oldest known person living in Ohio.