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Mama Lou, Jamaica's oldest resident, has died

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Louisea McDonald, who was Jamaica's oldest resident, has died at age 111 – three months shy of her 112th birthday.

The centenarian, affectionately called Mama Lou died on September 3.

McDonald, a retired dressmaker from the rural community of Bog Hole in northern Clarendon, was born on December 1, 1910. 

Her daughter, Phyllis Black said that the centenarian died just moments after she (Black) sang to her one of her favourite Gospel songs and read her favourite Psalm.

"I read Psalms twenty-three, she held up her head and I left her to attend to something else on the veranda, and by the time I went back she was motionless," recalled Phyllis in an interview .