My parents are not in need ...woman says church elder seeking sympathy


July 22, 2016

... woman says church elder seeking sympathy

A St Catherine church elder, who recently told THE WEEKEND STAR that he and his wife are barely surviving, has incurred the wrath of his stepdaughter.

Veorgena Stewart, 39, reacted angrily following the publication of the article two weeks ago.

In the article, which was headlined 'Church elder living in hell', the elderly couple gave the impression that their children were not doing enough to help them. However, Stewart said this is not the case.

"We provide food for her and all these things," said Stewart, noting that items are regularly sent home to assist her mother and her husband Ivan Sampson.

"To me, they are ungrateful because is like they want more so they put out that story there looking for people to feel sorry for them and help them," Stewart said.

She said her mother and stepfather were not the best parents, but she found it necessary to stand by her mother in her time of need.

"True a me mother, and I don't have the heart to not forgive her, but I won't forget the thing them do to us. I make sure she gets food every two weeks and me even give her money, and as she say something finish, I try and buy it. She wanted a four-burner stove and I got her a stove," Stewart said.

However, Stewart admitted that she does not have a good relationship with her stepfather, Sampson.

"I don't really speak to him like that, but when I go there, because of my mother, I will say hi to him and whatever. Because of the way he used to treat us, we don't sit and have a conversation with him," she said.

In a recent interview with THE WEEKEND STAR, Sampson said he decided to move to Linstead and make life there with his 70-year-old wife, Cynthia, after his businesses failed. He said that he planned to continue his garage business in Linstead, but was hit by a myriad of problems.

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