Wells Fargo: Stop the foreclosure on my dead mother's home
  • Petitioned Kathi Mathis

This petition was delivered to:

Vice President Loan Documentation
Kathi Mathis
CEO, Co-President WFHM
Cara Heiden
Managing Attorney
Pat Herman
Senior VP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
J.K Huey
Media Relations
Cal-Western Reconveyance Corporation, Margaret Padilla
Chief Administrative Officer
Marie Reinicke
EVP, Director of Corporate Communications
Oscar Suris
Head of Social Responsibility and Executive Communications
Alanson Van Fleet
Wells Fargo Bank CEO
John G. Stumpf
Executive Vice President
Howard Atkins
Wells Fargo Bank Home Mortage
Mary Coffin
Co President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage
Mike Heid

Wells Fargo: Stop the foreclosure on my dead mother's home

    1. Gail Leeks and Jora Trang
    2. Petition by

      Gail Leeks and Jora Trang

      Oakland, CA

August 2012


From Gail Leeks and Jora Trang: Change.org organizers, Tim Newman and William Winters went out of their way to read our petition over tens of thousands and then offer us the support we needed to take the petition national. We also took steps to talk to local government officials, community organizations, and take important legal steps in Probate Court and with the County Tax Assessor's Office to provide the necessary documentation to support our cause. Assemblyman Sandre Swanson of California stepped up to help us. Lailan Huen from his office was instrumental in assisting us. Just Cause of Oakland was also instrumental in providing assistance. We worked directly with Nell Myhand there. After eight months of wrangling with the bank's customer service people, we finally have a direct contact within the bank who is assisting us with the process. She has placed the foreclosure on hold and will be working with us closely to address the case.

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 were not yet dried on our cheeks, Wells Fargo moved to foreclose on our 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 is 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 may only have weeks left. Please visit us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaveGailsHouse. Please sign this petition.  And if you want to help us - please pass it along to your friends and help us promote it: http://www.change.org/guides/promote-your-petition.

Gail Leeks

Aaron Geddins

Meggy Trang

Jora Trang

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 150,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Mindy Kirby WARNER ROBINS, GA
      • about 2 years ago

      Things like this make me sick! GL to you and your family!

    • Jade Rozsa HOLLYWOOD, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      My family came to america with nothing and my mother worked hard for her first home which has now gone into fore closer after m,y mother was laid off from her job of 8 yrs. So iI fall into the majority group.

    • Winsome Stern OCALA, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      It's a shame what these banks are doing to hardworking people after President Obama has bailed them out with our taxdollars! They are just a bunch of thieves!

    • Olga Martinez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I'm so happy, congratulations for the victory:)

    • henrietta carroll PALM COAST, FL
      • about 2 years ago

      WBanks 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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