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Friday, October 20, 2023

Black Woman From Virginia Turns 104, Possibly the Oldest Person in the State

Nonie Burch Clarke

Nationwide — Nonie Burch Clarke, an African American woman from Halifax County, Virginia, has turned 104 years old, making her possibly the oldest person in the state.

“Thank the Lord I have had a long, long life. I tried to help everybody and love everybody and I worked until retirement,” she told WSLS.

Clarke, a proud mother of 7, firmly believes in the importance of creating enduring family memories above all else. She has also been blessed with 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.

During her leisure hours, she enjoys singing, sewing, traveling, and baking. She’s known for her skills in making delicious caramel cakes and freshly baked rolls.

Even more, she is well-known for her “green thumb” and has shared her bountiful harvest with many over the years.