Emma Kellum took care of her elderly aunt, Lena Browning, for five years preceding Browning’s death. Browning required special care and attention for the vast majority of the five years. Browning also lived with Kellum during this time. Occasionally, Browning would give Kellum a check to compensate her for her care. Kellum provided nursing services, room, and board for her aunt. Upon Browning’s death, Kellum filed a claim with the administrator of Browning’s will for back payment of the value of the care she provided Browning. The lower court denied Kellum’s claim and Kellum appealed.