On Nov. 29, sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Atlanta home of Vinia Lee, a 103-year-old woman, who, along with her 83-year-old daughter, was scheduled to be evicted from the home she had lived in for more than 53 years.
The deputies declined to participate in removing the women from their home, and when the movers, hired by JPMorgan Chase, arrived to remove the two women’s possessions, they “took one look at” Lee and decided not to go through with the eviction.
Although Lee’s daughter was so stressed by the pending eviction, she was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, Lee stayed put in her home and told news reporters, “I just know God says when a thing goes wrong, He’ll make it right.”
Just three weeks shy of her 104th birthday, Lee’s message to the bank is that they need to just leave her be. “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come out here and do anything you want to do,” Lee said.
I can’t imagine how any of those individuals involved in this eviction would have been able to sleep at night had they carried out the wishes of JPMorgan Chase and put those two elderly women out on the sidewalk.
Makes you wonder if the bankers in charge of evictions like this one keep a steady supply of Ambien in their medicine cabinets. –kathleen cross