Thursday, September 13, 2018

Please Help This Family


Quite a few people frequent the Chevron station at the corner of Highway 51 and Hoy Road in Madison as they make their way to work every morning.    Unfortunately, the cheerful face that greeted them for years will no longer be there.




Renee New passed away Monday.  She had an allergic reaction to a new blood pressure medication.  She was placed in ICU but she didn't make it.

The gas station is taking donations for her funeral expenses.  She was just a hard-working woman who put on her work boots and went to her job every day.  She and her truck-driving husband had little.  Please help if you can during this time of need. 

Her funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 PM at Sebrell Funeral Home.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

will stop by today. saw her daily. sad to hear. thanks for letting us know.

Anonymous said...

She was a nice lady. Saw her routinely. Hate to hear this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this, Kingfish.

Renee always greeted me as I got my morning coffee. She was a good woman and will be missed. I hope JJ readers will take a moment to stop by over the next few days and donate to the cause.

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear! She was so funny. I will stop by and make a donation.

Anonymous said...

You mean her employer didn't provide life insurance? As much money as she made for them, they ought to be putting her in Batesville's best box.

Anonymous said...

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing her. How tragic and unnecessary. Not the place for my pharmaceutical rant. Prayers for her family.

Anonymous said...

I stopped there frequently and remember her well. 4:49 knows he's an asshat without my telling him so.

Anonymous said...

KF you could set up a GoFundMe or find out if the funeral home could accept donations online directly.

Anonymous said...

Is there a way to donate online?

Anonymous said...

That's one reason for life insurance.

Anonymous said...


I hate to feel this way BUT she worked for Chevron Gas Co. that is a billion $$$$ Company. Can they not do the right thing and pay for her burial in stead of making the patrons that go in there regularly feel guilty for not contributing to her burial???? I am sorry i feel this way but i will not go to another Chevron Gas Station from here forward.

RIP sweet lady....

Anonymous said...

@9:37 PM, she didn't die at work; she didn't die as a result of injuries sustained at work; a customer didn't kill her.

It's not up to Chevron, nor any other employer to pay for her burial expenses in these circumstances.

No one is making you contribute a penny, Mr. Scrooge.

Anonymous said...

9:37. Retail convenience stores are not owned by the oil refineries.

Anonymous said...

@9:37, most likely not Chevron coroporate, but rather XYZ C Store, LLC. Locally or at least regionally owned and contracted to buy their gas from Chevron. Carry on.

Madisonites stick together said...

Does anyone know of a way to donate online?

Anonymous said...

She didn’t work for Chevron. She worked for whatever independent company owned the store. The only connection she had with Chevron is that the store owner signed a distribution agreement to sell Chevron products.

Unknown said...

9:09 and 9:37 - really? I realize that this may be a new concept to you, but how about not be judgmental all the time? I don't know what happened to you in your life...and I don't care, but how about turn over a new leaf and be NICE.

Anonymous said...

I haven't heard of an online campaign, but the workers put a black bow on the door handle in memory of her so that people coming in would be aware. I went in yesterday to donate and the jar looked to have a good bit of money in it, so hopefully the word is spreading.

If you live in the Jackson metro area, take a few minutes out of your day to go by and give a couple of dollars. It would really mean a lot to the family and the people that knew Renee.

Anonymous said...

Very tragic and sorry for the family's loss.

Many would like to know if this "new" BP med was, in fact, something new on the market or just "new" to her. (Many, many people take BP meds and this is very alarming.

Again, sympathies to the family.

Anonymous said...

I probably go in there 3 mornings per week anywhere in between 6:30 - 8:00am. Every time she was working the register I’d get a “good morning” upon my entrance and a “thank you” when I left. Kindness goes a long way. I’ll miss her. R.I.P. Renee.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for putting this out there, KF. Very sad.....I’ve seen around around town for years in some form or fashion. May she rest in sweet peace. A very hard working woman for sure!

Anonymous said...

FYI , there is no longer a jar on the counter(assuming that is where it was) but they are still accepting donations in her name.

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