Guinness World Records officially acknowledged Randon’s claim in April 2022 following the death of Japanese woman Kane Tanaka. Randon, then known as Sister André, said she wanted another French woman, Jeanne Calment, to be left behind. Jean died in the year 1997 at the age of 122. Nursing home official David Tavella said it was very sad news but she wanted to be with her dear brothers. For them it is a liberation.
Converted to Catholicism at the age of 26
Randon was born when the first subway opened in New York and the Tour de France race took place only once. She was born into a Protestant family. She had three brothers and lived in the town of Alès. His happiest memory was of meeting his brothers. He disclosed this on his 116th birthday. Randon worked as a teacher for the children of the wealthy in Paris. He termed it as the happiest time of his life. He adopted the Catholic faith at the age of 26.
She decided to become a nun at the age of 41 which is considered too late. Randon was posted to a hospital in Vichy. He worked in this hospital till the age of 31. After this she settled in Toulon on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. During her stay at the nursing home, Randon prayed and socialized with people. She had become corona positive along with 81 other patients in the nursing home. She defeated Corona and recovered.