- Lifespan: May 31, 1896 – Aug. 10, 2008
- Age: 112 years, 71 days
- Birthplace: Fosters, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, USA
- Last residence: Bellwood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
- Validation date: July 13, 2015
- Validation source: Filipe Prista Lucas/Robert Young/Ilias Leivaditis/Oliver Trim/Waclaw Jan Kroczek
Roberta Brittain-Pruitt was born in the family of ten children in Fosters, Alabama, USA, on May 31, 1896. At some point in her life, she moved to Illinois. She was twice married. Roberta Brittain-Pruitt died in Bellwood, Illinois, USA, on August 10, 2008, at the age of 112 years, 71 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, all siblings, husband and 3 children: Perry Brittain, Willie J. Brittain and Yvonne E. Whitlow. At the time of death, she had one living daughter, Kaye Goff and at least 3 grandchildren.
By the Gerontology Research Group scientific age validation, it has been established that Roberta Brittain-Pruitt was the oldest living person in the state of Illinois (from Eleanor Bronson’s death on Nov. 6, 2006). This validation also means that Lillian Joelson who was previously considered to have been the Illinois’s oldest living person, was actually the state’s second-oldest living resident behind Roberta Brittain-Pruitt.
Her age was verified by GRG-Portugal Correspondent Filipe Prista Lucas, Robert Young, Ilias Leivaditis, Oliver Trim, and Waclaw Jan Kroczek, and validated by the Gerontology Research Group as of July 13, 2015.