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An elderly widow has claimed she has been sent pamphlets by Jehovah's Witnesses in a bid to convert her days after the the death of her husband. Sue Judd's 77-year-old husband Neville died peacefully in his sleep at their home in Mapua, New Zealand, on May 2. She put a notice in her local newspaper on May 3 and 4 with an address provided for people to send messages of condolence to the family. A few days later, Mrs Judd received a handwritten letter from a woman – along with pamphlets promoting Jehovah's Witnesses, she told stuff.co.nz. An elderly widow has claimed she has been sent pamphlets by Jehovah's Witnesses in a bid to convert her days after the the death of her husband. File photo She said she was horrified to received unsolicited messages from the religious group, a Christian denomination known for its door-to-door evangelism. 'They're sending it to me unsolicited at a time when I'm at my utterly most vulnerable,' she told stuff.co.nz. 'They're preying on me and my grief.' She added: 'It's so disingenuous. If they really cared, you'd think they'd arrive on the doorstep with some baking or something as anyone else does.' Mrs Judd described the letter – which included Bible verses – as 'nonsense,' saying the focus was to convert rather than console her. The New Zealand woman said the religious group, known for its door-to-door evangelism was 'preying on my grief.' File photo And another letter arrived three weeks later from a 90-year-old woman, also contained leaflets about Jehovah's Witnesses. She added that they had affected her mourning process – and called on the church to stop targeting grieving families. It comes after former Jehovah's Witnesses elders admitted that they deliberately targeting those who had recently lost loved ones, considering them 'ripe fruit.' Vince and Michele Tyler revealed last year they knew members who would trawl through obituaries or visit cemeteries in a find people to convert. But a current senior elder of the faith said it had no policy to target the recently bereaved.