ATLANTA - An elderly Atlanta woman who gained the community’s affection as she faced eviction has died.
Within days, the mortgage companies involved quickly backed away. Since then, her daughter said she hasn’t thought about life without her. Her mother died Thursday night in bed at the age of 105.
“Yesterday, at 6, her head was toward the door, and I knew she had gone to be with the Lord,” Kathelyn Cornelius said.
She said her mother lived well, “a happy, happy life.”
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s office offered words of condolences to the family Friday afternoon.
Cornelius said their family’s experience has strengthened her faith.
“However you think of people … people are always kind at the end,” Cornelius said.