On February 25, 2021, there was a status hearing on the Dr. Lillie Sykes White guardianship case in front of Judge Terence R. Perkins of the Flagler County Court in the seventh judicial circuit of Florida. Conducted via Zoom, upwards of forty elder justice advocates and family members witnessed the proceedings much to the surprise of the judge and attorneys. All previous hearings were closed to the public. The optics were interesting: at least eight White attorneys preying on the over $4 million estate of a Black elderly woman they kept isolated from loved ones for 1585 days until she died—and the court allowed it. Now, they were in a feeding frenzy to divvy up her estate with their excessive billing and over 1,000 court filings.
In this video, Dr. White's sister and only living sibling, Janie Sykes-Kennedy, gives her reaction to the hearing immediately afterwards. At the end of the video, hear Dr. White's comments on her victimization one month before she was abducted.
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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.
The family is seeking justice for Lillie. To learn more and support the Civil Rights Fund, go to: https://gogetfunding.com/justice-for-lillie-civil-rights-fund/
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.