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Atlanta Sheriff’s Deputies Refuse to Evict 103-Year-Old Homeowner

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


  1. Masher213 on December 1, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I am not a sentimental type, but I have to agree with the refusal of the officials to remove the woman from her home. I also agree with the family who are trying to work somethng out with the bank. We all have to be responsible to our elders and our children. it is not society’s responsibility, it is ours.

  2. JAYNE DOH! on December 1, 2011 at 10:33 am


  3. MsMobetter on December 1, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    If they are still dealing with a loan from the bank after fifty-three years, there is obviously something wrong with that loan.  No one should be paying for a home loan beyond thirty years and most certainly more than your half your lifetime is excessive.  There are things we need to consider for our aging parents that my reduce situations like this. Check out my article Understanding the Needs of Aging Parents

    • Lorasam21 on January 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      Precisely my thoughts. I would not be surprised that these same sharks, at some point, convinced this woman to take out a loan/equity, reason they still owe after 53 yrs. How can these people live with themselves? Would love to see the video of their judgment day.

  4. hoboroadie on April 6, 2012 at 3:14 am

    A sign of good management? I appreciate when an “employee’ is authorized to make righteous decisions on the job. Not so common these days, “policy” usually precludes it.