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Not to be confused with Violet Brown.

Viola Brown
Viola Brown
Birth: 4 October 1911
Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Age: 110 years, 112 days
Country: United StatesUSA

Viola Brown (née Roberts; born 4 October 1911) is an American supercentenarian whose age is currently unvalidated by Gerontology Research Group (GRG). She currently is the oldest known living person in Virginia.


Viola Brown was born in Fauquier County, Virginia, USA. She was one of the 13 children of James Roberts and Maria Hosby Roberts. When she was 7, Brown and her parents moved to Clarke County to work at Springfield Farm. It was there that she began a life of cleaning, cooking and caring for others. For 30 years, Brown worked for families who lived at the Knoll, a home on South Church Street in Berryville, before returning to work at Springfield Farm in the early 1960s while still care-taking at the Knoll.

She married John Lampkin on 28 December 1936. They built a house on Josephine Street together. Its main two-story structure originally was part of a livery stable on Main Street that Lampkin moved about seven blocks. Lampkin died in 1982. Six years later, Brown married the Rev. Paul Brown, who was the pastor of Zion Baptist Church on Josephine Street before he died in 1998.

Brown has eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She currently lives in Berryville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA, at the age of 110 years, 112 days.