Along with her fight for life, a family squabble has begun to brew over her $1 million estate, with her husband of 41 years Artis Mills fighting to gain control of her assets.
Etta’s son Donta James has told the court that he doesn’t mind his stepfather receiving some of the estates funds to cover the cost of healthcare for Etta, however he wants the transactions overseen by a third party:
“to avoid present and future family conflict and discrepancies.”
Elaine James says Etta can not sign her own name and needs help with even the most basic of tasks such as eating and getting dressed.
You may be familiar with James’ work if you saw Beyonce Knowles portray her in the moving Cadillac Records.