103-Year-Old Atlanta Woman Spared Eviction by Movers

November 30, 2011  |  

Deutsche Bank sent sheriff’s deputies and movers to an Atlanta home Tuesday to evict the inhabitants who were behind on their payments, but when they saw the 103-year-old woman and her 83-year-old daughter who had been living together in the home for 53 years, they decided not to go through with the plan.

Vita Lee, who will be 104 in three weeks, and several community activists who were on site when the deputies opted not to go through with the eviction. Lee says her home has been in the court system for years, and despite the fact that her family has the money to pay the debt, they have had trouble getting Chase bank, who locally services the loan, to accept payments.

At least for now, Lee and her daughter can sleep peacefully without the threat of being homeless. And that’s the way it should be as far as she is concerned. She told Channel 2, “Please don’t come in and disturb me no more. When I’m gone you all can come back and do whatever [you] want to.”

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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