After eight years of being attacked under a fraudulent guardianship and four years locked away from her loved ones, Dr. Lillie Sykes White died alone on December 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Her 85-year-old sister and upwards of fifty nieces and nephews were not told of her death at the time.
This case, which is considered one of the most egregious in the country, reveals the cruelty of unchecked power to isolate and exploit seniors in secrecy and under the guise of "protecting" them. In this video, Lillie's sister, Janie Sykes Kennedy, speaks out about her sister's tragic death by guardianship.
©2021 Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy. Released January 14, 2021, 9:31 min. Categories: Social Impact.
This never should have happened. When this ordeal began in 2012, Lillie was living independently enjoying her retirement in Palm Coast, Florida--cooking, shopping and driving her little sports Mercedes. Little did she know that her life would begin to end after a visit from a family friend and a decision to put her estranged granddaughter in her Trust even though she didn't really know her as an adult.
On behalf of the granddaughter, Lillie was viciously targeted by "The Firm"--a large law firm in Orlando that launched a multi-year campaign to strip Lillie of her rights so the granddaughter could control the Trust and the attorneys could benefit from the estate. In essence, they targeted a senior to steal her money and ultimately her life.
The video was produced by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy--a former MTV Networks Vice President, World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, Dr. White's niece and Founder of Elder Dignity.
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For more on involuntary guardianships, watch The Deception of Protection: https://elderdignity.org/the-deception-of-protection-video/
Contributed by Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Founder of Elder Dignity and Power Living.