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Wells Fargo: Stop the Foreclosure on My Dead Mother's Home

Please help us keep our family home....

Gail Leeks and Marjorie Gibson
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(OAKLAND) - Like vultures, Wells Fargo Waited

The house that my mother, Marjorie Gibson, owned is the only home our family has had for over two generations. I know she wanted me to have the house to live in and take care of my grandchildren in because she left it to me in her will. But after I cremated her, while tears where not yet dried on our cheeks, Wells Fargo moved to foreclose on her house.

Wells Fargo claims to have spoken to my mother while she was on her deathbed. But I know she was too weak to talk because I was there, caring for her. They claimed they served her the Notice of Default but it was served three months after she had died. Now the bank refuses to acknowledge me as an executor of the estate and title holder of the house. They have refused to communicate with anyone other than my dead mother.

My name is Gail Leeks. I am 65 years old and I have no retirement and I am still working full-time to support myself, my children, and my grandchildren. This home is the only thing I have and without it I will be homeless.

My family is doing everything we can to keep this home. I am capable of paying the mortgage but the bank refuses to talk to me or give me any information, even though I've sent them document after document proving it. I even sent them a check for $5000 and they returned it to me with a letter saying that it was not enough -- but they will not tell me how much IS enough.

I’ve been trying to communicate with Wells Fargo for eight months. I’ve spent hours on the phone speaking with customer service representatives who won’t provide me with any information. All they can tell me is that they have received my documents and they are “reviewing” it. Despite my repeated calls, letters, emails and faxes, they still won't tell me how to save the house.

All I want is for Wells Fargo Bank to stop the foreclosure, give me information on how much more owed on the house, give me information on what I can do to make up the payments my mother missed while she was dying of cancer and give me information on what I can do to make sure this is the best loan I can get.

Please help us keep our family home by signing our petition! We have less than two weeks left. Please visit us on facebook: Please sign this petition.  And if you want to help us - please pass it along to your friends and help us promote it:

Gail Leeks

Aaron Geddins

Meggy Trang

Jora Trang

Petition Letter

Dear Wells Fargo,

I was outraged to learn of Wells Fargo’s foreclosure proceedings against Marjorie Gibson, the deceased mother of Gail Leeks, while Gail and her family have made every effort possible to communicate with you and keep the home that has been in their family for over two generations.

Marjorie Gibson died on her birthday on January 11, 2012 - she was "served" the Notice of Default in April 2012, three months after she had passed. According to her last will and testament, she left the house to her daughter, Gail Leeks. Your bank refuses to acknowledge Ms. Leeks as an executor of the estate and title holder of the house. It is both cruel and absurd that you have refused to communicate with anyone other than Ms. Leeks’ dead mother. People should not lose their homes because they are dying or are one their deathbed. Wells Fargo is making it impossible for Gail to save the house that her mother worked so hard to pass down to her children. Without this home, Gail will be homeless.

I am joining this petition to call on you to immediately grant Gail Leeks a single point of contact at Wells Fargo, place a hold on any imminent foreclosure proceedings, and work with Ms. Leeks as the title owner and executor of Ms. Gibson’s estate to keep her family in their home. Ms. Leeks is not asking for a free ride. She is able to manage the financial responsibility of keeping her home.

Banks like yours have been granted millions of dollars by the federal government to stay afloat. You have been able to maintain astronomically high pay for your executives while profiting from the destruction of your customers’ lives. We will be watching and waiting for you to resolve the havoc and frustration you have wrought on Ms. Leeks and her family.


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ruthy ruth July 9, 2016 2:26 pm (Pacific time)

Wells fargo is about the crooked place in the world. The Federal should take their license away so they can't lend any body and money. crooked crooked. I hope Marjorie got to keep the house. She should have got the best lawyer and sued their ass.. They are un-American. They are colder than an ice cube Chuck not as cold as an ice cube. But COLDER!!!!!!!!

Mortgage Lender August 28, 2012 10:57 pm (Pacific time)

This loan wouldn't qualify under the HARP 2 (Obama program) as a refinance because only the owner of the property can refinance. She could do a purchase if the heirs agree and courts approve the purchase terms.

No lender will accept partial payments on a loan that is in default. The full default amount has to be pay the loan current or the the loan paid in full.

Typically Wells Fargo files a notice of default at 90 days which according to the article was filed 90 days after the mother passed so no one made payments if they planned on keeping the property or weren't advised by the estate attorney on what their legal rights were? Sounds a little fishy to me. Everyone wants to claim fowl but they usually create the problem themselves.

Editor: Cluck cluck!  Man that was funny.   Yup, it is one foul fish that wells fargo, all the heart of an ice cube.  Seriously, that was funny, thanks Mr 1%er.

Dee August 28, 2012 10:00 am (Pacific time)

If she has a copy of the letter of intent to foreclose, than send in a motion, to dismiss, because she as a person who has interest in the home, was not notified. She should request the amount that is passed due minus intrest, because Wells Fargo refused payments from her leaving her in default

dee August 28, 2012 10:02 am (Pacific time)

may be

Ananymous August 27, 2012 5:15 pm (Pacific time)

Mabe she should try another lender to refinance under "Obamas" refinance laws? I would not let those vulcher take my home away. Try to get as much publicity as possible. Good luck

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