WORCESTERSHIRE'S Grace Jones, the oldest person in the UK, has sadly died at the age of 112.

Grace Jones, known to her friends as Amazing Grace, died peacefully in her sleep at her home in Pegasus Court, Broadway, on Friday, June 7, her family have announced.

Mrs Jones, who was born on September 16, 1906, lived to see five monarchs and 21 prime ministers, surviving two world wars.

Mrs Jones took the title of the oldest UK person last summer after the previous oldest person, Olive Boar's death.

Her daughter, Deirdre McCarthy, said to the very end she was fit and active.

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"Only last Wednesday we were playing carpet bowls," she said.

"She got tired, as she would at her age, but she never grumbled and she was always active. She was her usual self last week.

"Everyone at the home has been upset. She was very popular, the leading lady.

"What an age though, 112 and three quarters.

"She lived a very fulfilling life. She did everything with style."

In her 20s Mrs Jones owned a millinery factory in Liverpool where she was born and met her husband, Leonard, a chief engineer.

They had one daughter and spent most of their married life moving around the country - 28 times in total - living in Devonshire, Cheshire and North Wales.

Later they moved to Mickleton to be near their daughter, before Leonard's death.

She moved to the Broadway care home in 2005 and would annually get media attention as she reached milestone birthdays.

Speaking about her life the supercentenarian said: “The best memory was when I married my husband.

"He was a true gentleman, the son of a parson. We were always together and we loved one another.”

And on the secret to living a long life she recommended: "I have a little drop of whiskey with a drop of water every night.

"I don’t worry, I think that’s the worst thing you can do."

Mrs Jones funeral is being held at St Michael & All Angels CofE Church, in Church Street, Broadway, on Tuesday, July 2 from 2pm.

According to the Oldest in Britain website, the title of the oldest person is now understood to be passed to 111-year-old Dorothy Payne, of Sevenoaks, Kent, who was born on August 5, 1907.