Naomi Whitehead

  • Full name: Naomi Whitehead (née Washington)
  • Lifespan: 26.09.1910
  • Age: 113 years
  • Birthplace: Georgia, USA
  • Last residence: Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Application date: 27.09.2020
  • Validation date: 17.03.2023
  • Validation source: Robert Young/Waclaw Jan Kroczek/Ilias Leivaditis/Oliver Trim


Naomi Whitehead, born as Naomi Washington in Georgia, USA, on September 26, 1910, embarked on a life journey that included the following key points:

She entered into matrimony with Sylvester Whitehead and together they were blessed with three sons: Parrish L. (1933–2011), Elbert, and Sylvester Jr.

In 2011, she experienced the loss of her last surviving son while residing in Sharon, Pennsylvania.

In September 2020, Naomi Whitehead celebrated her 110th birthday, a momentous occasion that marked her entry into supercentenarian status. At that time, she was the proud matriarch of a large and growing family, boasting 12 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 49 great-great-grandchildren, and three great-great-great-grandchildren.

Throughout her remarkable life, Whitehead has cultivated various hobbies, including cooking, baking, drawing, listening to music, and sharing captivating stories. Her grandniece, Gwendolyn Smith, attested that Whitehead has been a source of previously unheard family stories.

As of her 113th birthday, Naomi Whitehead resided at St. Paul’s Senior Living Community in Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA, exemplifying the essence of a life well-lived.

Longevity recognition

Naomi Whitehead became the oldest known living person in Pennsylvania after the death of Lenara Carey on August 22, 2022.

As of her 113th birthday, Whitehead was the fifth-oldest validated living person in the United States (after Edie Ceccarelli, Elizabeth Francis, Pearl Berg, and an anonymous woman), and is also the second-oldest validated living African-American person (after Francis).

Longevity titles

  • Oldest living person in Pennsylvania (22.08.2022 – present)


Whitehead’s age was verified by Robert YoungWaclaw Jan Kroczek, Ilias Leivaditis, and Oliver Trim, and by the GRG on March 17, 2023.

Naomi Whitehead on her 110th birthday.

Naomi Whitehead, aged 110.

Naomi Whitehead, aged 111 (December 2021).

Naomi Whitehead on her 112th birthday.

Naomi Whitehead on her 113th birthday.