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Elizabeth Francis
Elizabeth Francis
Francis in July 2021
Birth: 27 July 1909
Louisiana, USA
Age: 112 years, 180 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Elizabeth Francis (born 27 July 1909) is an American supercentenarian who is the oldest known person living in the U.S. state of Texas. Her age is currently unvalidated by the Gerontology Research Group (GRG).


Francis was born on 27 July 1909 in St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA to John and Virginia Francis. She later moved to Houston, Texas. In the 1970s, she ran the coffee shop at Houston TV station KTRK-TV. In February 2021, she reconnected with her old friend, news anchor Dave Ward, via Facetime. Francis currently lives with her daughter in Houston.

Francis's sister Bertha Johnson (1904-2011) lived to the age of 106. As of February 2021, Francis has three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.