One of world’s oldest people lived and dies in Detroit - FOX 35 News Orlando

One of world’s oldest people lived and dies in Detroit

Posted: Updated:
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (MyFoxDetroit) -

Louisiana Hines was one of the world's oldest people when she died here in Detroit just last Friday, February 1st.

At age 114, Hines was the world's sixth oldest living person, the second oldest living American, and the oldest living African American, according to the Gerontology Research Group. She has been the oldest person in Michigan since March 7, 2010.

And she had lived in Michigan since the 1940s. While living in Detroit, she had the opportunity to go to school for cosmetology. She opened her own beauty shop soon after on Detroit's east side. The shop has been closed for years, but she always maintained a current license.

She also served her church and community. She performed poetry and enjoyed salvaging what some would consider trash, but she turned them into works of art.

Her granddaughter, Darlene House told FOX 2's Alexis Wiley her grandmother's secret to living such a long life.

"It was nothing amazing that she had done, but God's work. And, her mother telling her at a young age that an obedient child would live a long life."

House added, "She talked about living the golden rule - doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. And when you think about that, there's really a lot in those few words. If you do that, then there's not a lot that you're going to do wrong."

Hines is survived by a 92-year old daughter, Allean Hines House; 13 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 3-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at O.H. Pye III Funeral Home, 17600 Plymouth Road in Detroit.

A family hour is at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, before a noon funeral service at Hartford Memorial Baptist Church.

 

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Duggan bringing big changes to Detroit water department, starting with shutoffs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:56:25 GMT
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is promising big changes at the water department, starting with the controversial shutoffs."Certainly it has hurt the reputation of the city," Duggan said. "I have been anxious to do something about it for awhile and I am just glad I have a chance to do it,"Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr handed over the water department to the mayor and City Council TuesdayDuggan says better publicizing assitance programs is the biggest priority."I still don't think the people in need h...
  • Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Royal Oak fire crew forced to watch house burn waiting for DTE

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:47:18 GMT
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
    Roberta Erxleben has lived in her house for 30 years and says her garage would not have been destroyed Sunday had DTE responded to another electric fire sooner.
  • Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Michigan girl mauled by racoon receives wave of support

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:28 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:28:50 GMT
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
    She told us all she wanted was to wear earrings -- and now she's got a lot of options. We'll show you how Charlotte is healing after surgery to replace her ear... and how you've made a difference. Her story includes a tragic accident, but also a tremendous outpouring of support. The 12-year-old girl from western Michigan who was attacked by a raccoon, shows us how the generosity of others is helping her heal. "This is all the jewelry people sent me," she said. Dozens of pairs of earrings and ...
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices