Mother of soldier killed in Iraq won't lose home

LITHONIA, Ga. - The mother of Georgia's first soldier killed in combat in the Iraq war faced a deadline to move out of her house by Monday but has gotten a reprieve.

Patricia Roberts faced foreclosure on her Lithonia home, where she was raising the child of her slain son, Jamaal Addison. She told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she learned Friday that attorneys from SunTrust Bank had worked out an indefinite reprieve.

Both Roberts and her mother, Constance Walcott, had lost their jobs. After adopting her son's child, Jamaal II, she learned they would be forced to move.

Under the agreement, she won't have to move while her lawyer negotiates a payment plan that would allow her to keep her home.

The 22-year-old Addison was killed on March 23, 2003, in Iraq.



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