Movers, sheriff’s deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman (video)

Not many people live to be 103 years old. But rather than celebrating her 104th birthday in 3 weeks, Vita Lee worries about staying in her home.

Channel 2 Action News reports that movers hired by Deutch Bank, and sheriff’s deputies arrived at the ranch style home yesterday to evict Ms. Lee and her 83-year-old daughter as community activists and Channel 2′s Ryan Young gathered outside. But after seeing Ms. Lee in her fragile state, the movers and sheriff’s deputies refused to go through with the eviction.

“I saw the sheriffs who came to put them out take off and leave. I gave all glory to God,” community activist Michael Langford said.

“This family has been waging a war against Deutch Bank,” said community activist Derrick Boezeman.

The eviction action was too much for Ms. Lee’s daughter. An ambulance rushed her to Grady hospital as news cameras rolled.

When Ms. Lee was asked if she knew she was being evicted, she said, “No. I knew they didn’t know what they was doing. God don’t let you do wrong.” She added: “You know, the Bible says ‘once a man and twice a child’. I’m a child, 104-years-old. Don’t put me outdoors at 104.”

Young explained that the house and case have been in the court system for years. Ms. Lee and her daughter has shared the home on Penelope Street in Northwest Atlanta for 53 years.

Ms. Lee had one last message for the ruthless bankers: “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more,” she said. “When I’m gone y’all can come out here and do anything you want to do.”



 


84 Responses to “Movers, sheriff’s deputies refuse to evict 103-year-old woman (video)”

  1. 1
    GeminEyez says:

    waging a war on not paying the mortgage?

  2. 2
    Creamychic says:

    This is a touching story, but american dont care nothing about it’s people.

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    FeFe says:

    hmmmm, I don’t really know what to say about this…but it’s good they didn’t move forward with the eviction…

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    Mamacita says:

    I feel bad for them. I can’t imagine staying somewhere half my life then being forced to move.

    Why are they trying to take her house? I need more info. *goes to google*

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    AirForceGirl says:

    This is a very touching story…atleast there are still some people with hearts left in this world. Please let these old ladies be…That is all!

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    Aww cops do have a heart :love: that was nice both the daughter and mama old and im sure they cant pay for the house… eventually they will evict them :cry: hope they find a way out!

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    free says:

    i mean, what does deutche want this house for? for them, it’s just another case file. hopefully, with the attention, they will just write it off.

    some dirty scum family arsehold took a second mortgage out on the house (that the probably never intended to pay back) and put these two old ladies in jeopardy. the sad part is they probably can’t even go live with said family member.

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    candibfly says:

    banks don’t care if ur 200 yrs old, they’ll evict u if u don’t pay

    i’m glad tho that they were spared a little time when the mover’s and sherrif didn’t go thru with the process. maybe something will happen in the meantime and bc of the publicity. but eventually, someone else won’t care and evict them

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    MrUnapologetic says:

    Man, if I was cop I know my conscious would kick my azz if I had help to evict another human being (especially a black woman who could easily been my great grand mother) out of their only home after walking this earh for more than a century. It’s don’t right WRONG on a moral level! The bank should do the right than and try to help. I give props to the polices and movers as well.

  10. 10

    This was what I found from: 6minutz” : ” They say a mortgage taken out on the house by another family member got them in this mess to begin with. The details of that remain unclear but reports say the family has been battling with the bank for years over the house.”///////// Mortagage companies make a ridiculous profit to begin with so I think they can just let this one go.

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    MrUnapologetic says:

    *pardon my poor grammar in my previous post – I’m just waking up (lol)*

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    MrsMommy says:

    “I saw the sheriffs who came to put them out take off and leave. I gave all glory to God,”—–DOIN’ THE HAPPY DANCE——

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    GeminEyez says:

    smh, that beautiful lady has a warm spirit and she is right. God wont let them do a child of God wrong. :)

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    The Makeup Maven says:

    Good morning everyone!!! :hug:

    First I want to say that I’m glad that they were not evicted and that they have some time to be there. I’m glad that the movers and sheriff’s office choose NOT to proceed w/this mess.

    Second, from what I read from some of your comments, another family member took a second mortgage out on the house….meaning they probably pocketed the money. I’m like, who gave this family member permission to do that? Did they have guardianship over the women/property? If so, then it’s the family member & families responsibility to pay the mortgage. If not, then why is there not a legal action against the family member?

    This is crazy on so many levels. I use to work as a deputy clerk in probate court for many years, and I worked on reconciling guardianships, estates, trusts, etc. I’ve seen this so many times….more times than you can imagine and I would think that at both these ladies ages, someone is a guardian over them….through the courts. But it sounds like they are not because w/probate court, the guardian or trustee is accountable for every action that is made.

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    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    @TATT :kiss: MORNING BEUTIFUL! ITS HALF WAY TO FRIIIIIDAY :danban:

  16. 16

    Morning Make-up Maven, FeFe, Creamy, AirforceGirl, Candi and everybody else… :hi:

  17. 17
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Laker, the Latin Mami – YES IT IS PUMPKIN. I cannot WAIT until Friday….I’m going to see my momma! :yes::yahoo:

  18. 18
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeeey Chibs….What it do??? :hi:

  19. 19
    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    @CHI MORNIING TO U TOO!! :coffee: <<first cup!

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    FeFe says:

    :hugs: @chiby, @Tatted (Imma still call us that), @Lakes, @Creamy, et al

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    chocolate divalicious aka CD says:

    :waves: Goodmorning Errrbody. This is a damn shame. Let this woman and her family enjoy her days on earth. Nowadays when people are dying as young as 20 how you can go to sleep comfortably at night knowing your bothering someone who is 103.

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    Hey Tatted can I call you M&M since you are sooooo yummy?

  24. 24
    Anna says:

    I know ppl in their 50′s that don’t look at beautiful as this woman. Glad they left her alone. Also glad to see her bedding looks nice and Spring Time Fresh. She does not look neglected, I have read so many stories where a frail person was left in a bed, or recliner for so long, they get bed sores, and have to be pried from their sleeping spot in a medical emergency.
    :offtopic: Kortney K is pregnant, I bet Khloe is mad as heck. I wonder if Khloe interacts w/Lamar’s kids on a regular basis.

  25. 25
    The Makeup Maven says:

    @ FeFe – I wouldn’t have it any other way! :biggrin:

    @ Chibs – HEYUL YEAH YOU CAN! :yes:

  26. 26
    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    i bet mama kardashian going to push that marriage shyt even more… :coffee: “traditional” yeah right.. :lol:

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    LaTechGrad02 says:

    @Anna, Pimp Mama Kris is probably already working on the birth special and future reality show for her grandbaby.

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    candibfly says:

    i saw that too. scott ain’t goin nowhere.

    morning everyone :wave: <– forever lazy one piece snuggies for everybody

  29. 29
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeeey CD, LaTech & Anna. :hug:

    @ Anna – I read that this morning. I bet Khloe is madder than a bull whose nuts been roped off. BUT I WILL SAY THIS…..It still behooves (sp) that this woman says she is not ready for marriage anytime soon, but she does not mind continually having children w/the man she is not ready to marry. I’m not MAD AT HER ONE BIT if she feels she is not ready to marry him, but why keep having his seed???? Just a question…..
    :shrug:

  30. 30
    !*LaKErCHiC@*! says:

    GOING TO GET TO THIS JOB CHIT YALL HAVE A GOOD ONE :waves:
    @TATT AKA BETTY BOOP.. IM LOOVING THIS GRAVI OF U :yes: HAVE A GOOD ONE MAMA!! :kona:

  31. 31
    The Makeup Maven says:

    :whistle:
    It’s like Candaaaaay – Hey Candi! :hug:

  32. 32
    FeFe says:

    *grabs my snuggie from candi in leopard print*

    Thanks bew! Christmas came early!

  33. 33

    Morning to all! This happened to me but only a few years ago. We rented a townhouse when we first moved to Atlanta. We paid the rent for 2 years without knowing that the owner took out a second mortgage and got behind. No paperwork ever came to our house, so we kept paying our rent as normal till the sheriffs came and told us we had two weeks to move. In Atlanta we learned quickly that after you get behind 3 months, they are coming to put you out! Our townhome was the same size as Kim Zolciaks that you see on Atlanta Housewives. How were we going to move in 2 weeks with all our things! I was devastated and later learned that the landlord owned several more properties that were all in foreclosure too! Because of his greed and taking out money with no intentions on paying it back, we were forced to move. Lesson learned for sure. I’m praying for this lady and her daughter.

  34. 34
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Thank you Laker…Latinlosa……. :hug: HAVE A GREAT ONE, BABY! :yes:

  35. 35
    Crickett says:

    That bank is going to send another crew in to get them out. Hopefully Tyler Perry or someone with a good heart and a pocket full of money shows up first.

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    Anna says:

    LaTechGrad02 says:

    @Anna, Pimp Mama Kris is probably already working on the birth special and future reality show for her grandbaby.

    ~~~~~~~
    :lol: Most don’t say they are pregnant until the 3rd month, if so Kortney will also pull her new baby out durning May Sweeps. Kris is the baddest pimp I know.

  37. 37

    maybe i’m just PMS’n (premeditaed murda syndrome as i refer to it) but, this made me soooo sad :( :crying:

  38. 38

    :offtopic: Kortney K is pregnant, I bet Khloe is mad as heck. I wonder if Khloe interacts w/Lamar’s kids on a regular basis.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Dayum poor Khloe…
    Well we know it aint Lamar with the problem…Khloe needs to go get herself checked or find out the correct times when she ovulates…

    I feel sorry for her.

    I told my cousin who has been trying to get pregnant forever that I was pregnant yesterday and I could feel the sadness in her voice when she congratulated me. Its messed up that so many people in this world are having babies left and right and the people that want one the most struggle or cant have one at all…

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    Long Time Lurker says:

    Pimp Mama Kris is probably already working on the birth special and future reality show for her grandbaby.
    ____________________________________________

    This was planned. Now that Kim done started fcking with the family money, Kris gotta find away to divert that negative attention. :coffee:

  40. 40
    Anna says:

    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeeey CD, LaTech & Anna.

    @ Anna – I read that this morning. I bet Khloe is madder than a bull whose nuts been roped off. BUT I WILL SAY THIS…..It still behooves (sp) that this woman says she is not ready for marriage anytime soon, but she does not mind continually having children w/the man she is not ready to marry. I’m not MAD AT HER ONE BIT if she feels she is not ready to marry him, but why keep having his seed???? Just a question…..

    ~~~~~~~
    :waves: She always wanted kids close in age, Scott was too far apart in age from Mason.

  41. 41

    t still behooves (sp) that this woman says she is not ready for marriage anytime soon, but she does not mind continually having children w/the man she is not ready to marry. I’m not MAD AT HER ONE BIT if she feels she is not ready to marry him, but why keep having his seed???? Just a question…..
    :shrug:
    _______________________________________________________
    Girl I could go on and on about this…cause I dont understand it either…you aint ready to commit to the relationship, but you ready to keep having babies by a man that you dont feel is marriage material…

    Things are so backwards these days…

  42. 42
    Jay Bee says:

    God is Good.. Its crazy taht banks fight over shelter because the demand is so high.. all over a piece of land that should be free. what if the world turned into tent city where would the bankers profit then!!! we as people has become condition to believe what the banker set forth we didn stand uo when things start to crumble.. Its a special place in hell for Destuch bankers and the like

  43. 43
    Creamychic says:

    @ tami, it must have been somewhere in smyrna, or ashford dunwoody, I had that too, I was on S, atlanta rd, when this happen to me , so sad we was paying him 2300 a month of course he was Eddie Long member, but we end up buying a house before we had to move SMH people

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    The Makeup Maven says:

    Anna says:

    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeeey CD, LaTech & Anna.

    @ Anna – I read that this morning. I bet Khloe is madder than a bull whose nuts been roped off. BUT I WILL SAY THIS…..It still behooves (sp) that this woman says she is not ready for marriage anytime soon, but she does not mind continually having children w/the man she is not ready to marry. I’m not MAD AT HER ONE BIT if she feels she is not ready to marry him, but why keep having his seed???? Just a question…..

    ~~~~~~~
    :waves: She always wanted kids close in age, Scott was too far apart in age from Mason.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    :dead: & Nicely put!

  45. 45
    Creamychic says:

    and morning Ladies, :waves: <<< my pj from candi thanks bew, :yes:

  46. 46
    The Makeup Maven says:

    chibytex aka the people’s champ says:

    t still behooves (sp) that this woman says she is not ready for marriage anytime soon, but she does not mind continually having children w/the man she is not ready to marry. I’m not MAD AT HER ONE BIT if she feels she is not ready to marry him, but why keep having his seed???? Just a question…..

    _______________________________________________________
    Girl I could go on and on about this…cause I dont understand it either…you aint ready to commit to the relationship, but you ready to keep having babies by a man that you dont feel is marriage material…

    Things are so backwards these days…
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I mean first thing is, I don’t care what any one does w/their body. Ppl don’t agree w/my choices, but I CAN GIVE 2 FUGGS, as I’m sure Kourtney could, BUT, I do believe it is weird as chit to want to keep poppin’ seeds w/a man you’re not wanting to marry. :shrug:

  47. 47
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeey Creamycakes! :hug:

  48. 48
    Anna says:

    chibytex aka the people’s champ says:

    Kortney K is pregnant, I bet Khloe is mad as heck. I wonder if Khloe interacts w/Lamar’s kids on a regular basis.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Dayum poor Khloe…
    Well we know it aint Lamar with the problem…Khloe needs to go get herself checked or find out the correct times when she ovulates…

    I feel sorry for her.

    I told my cousin who has been trying to get pregnant forever that I was pregnant yesterday and I could feel the sadness in her voice when she congratulated me. Its messed up that so many people in this world are having babies left and right and the people that want one the most struggle or cant have one at all…

    ~~~~~~~~~
    Congrats on your pregnancy. We can’t let the happiness in our lives not shine, because of others who have yet to experience the same thing.

  49. 49
    CHARBEE says:

    GOD bless those lil old women. They done lived many years and seen lots of things in there time.

    :wave: to my Rose folks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. 50

    @creamychic it was in Buford,Ga lol

  51. 51
    prynsexxx says:

    Morning EVERYBODY!

    @Tatted :2dance: My mistletoe bow belt is almost complete.

    @Chi – You PREGGARS?! Congrats! How far long are you? I think Sandy should do a baby bump watch for you throughout your whole pregnancy. That would be cool.

  52. 52

    @Pryn
    Thanks! Sandra gave me a huge shot-out on the blog! Which I thought was extra sweet and nice of her….But I dont want her watching my uterus everyday like she does Bey…I need my privacy!!! :lol:

  53. 53
    prynsexxx says:

    O’an ON TOPIC……that lady is 103.5. Her and her daughter have lived in that house for 53 years (if I read that right, too lazy to scroll back up). Even WITH the second mortgage taken out, the bank should have had their money 3x’s over by NOW! I mean SHEESH the house prolly ain’t even worth what they trying to put them out for. IJS I HATE greedy arse ppl.

    :pc: <—— emailing Extreme Makeover Home Edition so these old folks can sh!t on this bank real quick

  54. 54
    The Makeup Maven says:

    Heeeey Prynn – :2dance: – I’mma need my bow back before New Year’s Eve. I want to rock it w/some boots! :yes:

    @ Chibs – I didn’t know you were preggo. Congrats bew! :ye:

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    EssenceofU says:

    Why can’t the bank revert the second loan into a reverse mortgage and just take the house when they pass away? They are so quick to foreclose and then properties sit for years which brings down property values all around. As someone said, a second crew will be sent by the banks to evict, unless some kind soul steps up and helps them.

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    kahmmillion says:

    Derrick Boozeman tickles my tummy. I listen to him every afternoon.

  58. 58

    Thanks M&M….I go to the doctor next Monday to find out exactly how far along I am….

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    EssenceofU says:

    I meant convert. It’s early y’all.

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    prynsexxx says:

    Welcomz @Chi.

    @Tatted – you can have it back, you want the belt or bow or both? I’ll put it in mail on the 26th. LOL

    :haha: <——- the TWO old ladies at the bank ppl for sending the sheriff and movers…

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    prynsexxx says:

    Anna says:

    glad to see her bedding looks nice and Spring Time Fresh.
    ________________________________

    :hi: :dead: :ghost:

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    Drag_Anne_fly says:

    prynsexxx says:

    Morning EVERYBODY!

    @Tatted My mistletoe bow belt is almost complete.

    @Chi – You PREGGARS?! Congrats! How far long are you? I think Sandy should do a baby bump watch for you throughout your whole pregnancy. That would be cool.

    *****************************************************

    Hehehehehehehe yeah it would :)

  63. 63
    The Makeup Maven says:

    @ Prynn – I want the belt too. I figure since you’re sending it on the 26th, that’ll give you time to rock them boff for X-mas! :coffee:

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    Daisy says:

    Khloe does indeed interact with Lamars kids and she has been to the Dr and gotten checked out the Dr gave her the all clear. I just dealt with infertility issues (no I am not trying) and had to go to through all these test to make sure I could have kids thank GOD I got the all clear as well from my Dr. I have two cousins who are currently prg one with TWINS which I want but I am HAPPY as all get out for them :cheer: My day will come just like Khloes

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    prynsexxx says:

    Uhm @Tatted……December is tomorrow. The 26th is the day AFTER Christmas…:sideeye: What you drankin in that cup?

  66. 66
    prynsexxx says:

    :BLINK:

    SORRY @TATTED READ IT WRONG

    DISREGARD #65

    :kiss:

  67. 67
    The Makeup Maven says:

    :rofl: @ Prynn – You made me question what I wrote! :lol:

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    Anna says:

    Daisy says:

    Khloe does indeed interact with Lamars kids
    ~~~~~~~~
    The parents don’t want them on the show?

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    pointhimout says:

    good to see they have a heart. i know, business is business, but come on, who’s gonna put a 103 year old lady out on the street? hell, atlanta’s still living down the bad press of the shoot em up bang bang story on that 92 year old lady killed by APD. trust me, the city wants no parts of this.

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    Sandra Rose says:

    I know rappers who drive cars worth 10x what this house cost. Yet they want praise for giving away turkeys every Thanksgiving. How about paying off the little mortgage on this house, rappers? :shrug:

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    deedeegirl says:

    That was a blessing, Lord I pray that they leave these poor people alone. At 104, she should not have to worry about this, the bank can wait until she don’t need the home anymore. Lord knows, they already have enough Real Estate Owned (Bank Owned) homes and there ain’t no line of people waiting to buy them.

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    Genia says:

    Sandra,
    Thank you so much for posting this story. IF we were face to face I would hug you. I was the great granddaughter of one of the oldest living resistents on North Ave, in the BLUFF of ATL. My grandmother was loved by her community, and protected by her community. No matter what horrors went on outside her door, she was looked upon with reverance. This story moved me personally. IT touched home.

    The beauty of what happens in our community don’t always come to light becasue of the abundance of darkness the media chooses to show. I teared up when I first heard this story and teared up again reading your post. 100 Thank you(s) Sandra for being one of the platforms who profiled this story.

    Im grateful

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    Doc Holiday says:

    They been there for 53 years and the house not paid for???????

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    Genia says:

    Doc Holiday says:

    They been there for 53 years and the house not paid for???????

    _____________________________________________________________________
    RIGHT!!!!??? 53 years and the house is not paid for. Someone please look into that!!!!

    and like Sandra said Rappers!! (probally some from her very community) drive these expensive cars, wear these ridiculous chains, and boast with no shame of their large amounts of money…..yet you throwing turkeys from a back of a truck straight Nino Brown style.

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    free says:

    kahmmillion says: Derrick Boozeman tickles my tummy. I listen to him every afternoon.

    *********************************************

    i listen to him too but they need to move to a stronger signal…. some of the ‘regular’ callers trip me out!

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    free says:

    Doc Holiday says: They been there for 53 years and the house not paid for???????

    *********************************

    scroll up doc! the foreclosure crisis is due in part to second mortgages taken out by greedy homeowners who had ‘false’ equity (imho) due to skyrocketing values.

    in the case of elderly people, many of them owned their homes outright but were tricked by younger family members (or other non-related scammers) into taking out second mortgages on their homes. family member doesn’t pay, old person gets put out. a lot of elders were kicked out of their homes because of this.

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    miamore1973 says:

    This women was born in 1908. Can you imagine everything she’s witnessed since 1908?? Wars, electricity, the telephone, the toilet, INDOOR PLUMBING!!!

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    miamore1973 says:

    This women was born in 1908. Can you imagine everything she’s witnessed since 1908?? Wars, electricity, the telephone, the toilet, INDOOR PLUMBING!!!

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    miamore1973 says:

    I think there should be an investigation done. Find out who took out the mortgage on the house and then go and either arrest them or foreclose on their house. They were stolen from flat out.

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    caligirl says:

    Good Afternoon – Where are there children?

    My disclaimer – You know I have a sick sense of humor…..RIGHT?

    You sure that ain’t Rickey Smiley?

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    So glad GOD was able to get into the spirits of those sent to do their so called business LHM what is the world coming too – the 104 yo lives with her 83 yo daughter – she’s right when she’s gone you can go and do whatever you want with that house :coffee:

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    laterthannever says:

    I love that the mother and daughter are in this together and hope that they are well taken care of (shady house business aside).

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    ohpretty1 says:

    Yeah rappers have money, but more of these questions should be geared towards their family members. Seriously!

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    TwinMom says:

    Some family members have a way of trying to slick you out of your own property. It makes me wonder why people think they are entitled to what belongs to you? I have seen it done in my family. My grandmother lived to pay off her house..never worked a day in her life..Made it work off of my grandpa’s SS…..and she had daughters that worked everyday and broke as hell. The lesson learned from my grandmother…..Pay your tithes, pay your bills, and you have to sacrifice some of your wants to take care of your needs.

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