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MEDLIN, RENEA ATKINSON

Posted By Whitney & Murphy On November 20, 2020 @ 1:26 pm In Obituary | 35 Comments

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Renea Atkinson Medlin

December 3rd, 1962 – November 17th, 2020

Renea Atkinson Medlin, 57, passed into her eternal home November 17, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a member of Dream City Church in Phoenix, AZ. Renea completed in three years her High School requirements at T.L Hanna High School, Anderson, SC as Salutatorian of her class. She graduated Lee University, Cleveland, TN, with a degree in Business Education, Magna Cum Laude, where she was known for academic achievement and distinctive leadership. She served in multiple executive positions in her Greek service club, Sigma Nu Sigma. Renea’s smile could light a room. Her passion and zeal for life inspired others to be better. She always spoke and fought tirelessly for those who could not speak for themselves. Her passion led her to be devoted to life-long learning and personal growth. All who knew her knew of her great love and praise for her Heavenly Father. She was a lover of life; travel, adventure, fine dining, educational opportunities for her two children as well as being an exceptional decorator of her home. She had flawless taste, and modeled a life of class and the mantra “celebrate often”. She believed that it only cost a little bit more to go first class. Renea had numerous career accomplishments. She was entrepreneurial in the areas of fashion, travel, and agriculture. She carried out the vision and launch of several successful companies, chief among them being Medlin Equipment Company. Renea was a CEO in all areas of her professional and personal life. She also served on multiple community boards, including Young Life, Junior League, YMCA, and others.

Renea was preceded in death by her father, Dr. Walter P. Atkinson of Cleveland, TN;

Grandparents: Albert and Grace Glenn, McMinnville, TN; Palmer and Eula Atkinson, Lake City, FL; and a special friend, Janiece Ayers of Bertrand, Missouri.

Survivors include her devoted husband, Don A Medlin; beloved children, Taylor Medlin (Lacey); Tori Medlin-Young (Grant), Granddaughters, Eliya and Lily Medlin; Mother, Oleda Atkinson Ratchford; Stepfather, William C. Ratchford; two sisters, Reita Atkinson Ball (Dr. Steve); Rhonda Atkinson Parris, (Dr. Randall), and several nieces and nephews.

Whitney and Murphy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. You are invited to send flowers and condolences to 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix AZ 85018.

Or, if it is your preference, please feel free to donate to Renea’s favorite charities.

ReSTART – https://gf.me/u/y9nu23 

Dream City Church – https://my.dreamcitychurch.us/portal/online-giving

A private Celebration of Life will be conducted on Monday, November 23rd, 2020. Condolences and Hugs From Home may be expressed at www.whitneymurphyfuneralhome.com

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Condolences for the family of “MEDLIN, RENEA ATKINSON”

Condolence from Dawn Mokros on November 20th, 2020 2:37 pm

I am so very sorry to hear of this devastating news. Renea was a beautiful person whom will be missed dearly.
God Bless all of you,

Condolence from Melody Shannon on November 20th, 2020 3:54 pm

Praying for the whole family. It is evident she led a beautiful, full, Godly life. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Ronald Gore on November 20th, 2020 4:00 pm

So very sorry for your loss. Love and Prayers. Ron & Paula Gore

Condolence from R. Kenneth Shelton on November 20th, 2020 4:18 pm

Kitty Shelton and I were privileged to know Renea and her family. Renea will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her. She was a bright and sensitive human with a heart for God and others. We share this time of grief with the family in the hope of seeing her again in our heavenly home.

Condolence from Leigh A Bone on November 20th, 2020 4:25 pm

Tim and I are so sorry for your loss! Just know that we are here for you if you need anything.

Condolence from Lindell Austin on November 20th, 2020 4:54 pm

So sad to hear. Prayers to Don and all of the families affected by this loss.

Condolence from Bethany Bowman on November 20th, 2020 5:07 pm

Renea was a beautiful, gentle soul. Our loss is heaven’s gain.

Condolence from Frances Carpenter Southerland on November 20th, 2020 5:31 pm

My heart breaks for your family on the passing of this beautiful woman of God. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very sad time.

Condolence from Sharon Philpot on November 20th, 2020 5:38 pm

I am so sorry!!! You guys are family. I rejoice for her, but grieve for all of you. Love you guys. Please let us know if we can do anything for you.

Condolence from Rebecca Jenkins on November 20th, 2020 5:41 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are for the Medlin and Atkinson families. Renea was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed. Numerous friends are also grieving with these two wonderful families. May God’s very special comfort and peace abide with each one.

Condolence from Jan Webb Beard on November 20th, 2020 6:09 pm

I’m so very sorry to hear this. I’ve known the Atkinson family my entire life. Renea and I attended Lee College together. She was beautiful inside and out. Love to you all and praying for peace. Jan Beard

Condolence from Delores Ashworth on November 20th, 2020 6:23 pm

I am so sorry to hear, will keep her family in prayer.

Condolence from JoRene Bargiacchi on November 20th, 2020 7:28 pm

The Bargiacchi family wishes to extend our sincere condolences for the loss of such a beautiful, sweet soul, Renea was a lovely lady who reached out to all of Tori’s friends and their parents and welcomed them into their home. May God bless and keep you all and comfort you.

Condolence from Steve U on November 20th, 2020 7:48 pm

To the entire Medlin family there are no words to how sorry I am for your loss.
Renea was always nothing but kind and sweet.
I’m fortunate to have gotten to know her.
She will be missed by all that knew her.

Condolence from Jimmy Harper on November 20th, 2020 8:20 pm

We are praying for the family as you work through this difficult loss!
Jimmy & Sharon Harper

Condolence from Amanda Voss on November 21st, 2020 5:09 am

One who was a great beauty inside and out! She will be missed deeply. Sending lobmve and prayers for all!

Condolence from Jim and Joyce Stephens on November 21st, 2020 5:25 am

Joyce and I extend our sincere sympathy to the family. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Phillip Medlin on November 21st, 2020 8:23 am

What a great loss to a precious family. Praying for peace and comfort for each and every one of you! We love you.

Condolence from Laura L Herbster on November 21st, 2020 8:47 am

So sorry to see this! I have many fond memories of our teen years together at McDuffie street! Love and prayers for all the family!

Condolence from Roger and Pam Childers on November 21st, 2020 9:18 am

Our love and prayers are extended to each family member. We loved Renea and remember her beauty, grace and charm.

Condolence from Lane Morris on November 21st, 2020 2:02 pm

Don, Medlin family, & Atkinson family—
I cannot imagine the grief & sadness Renea’s loss brings to each of you. I’m so sorry & will remember each of you in the days & weeks ahead.

Condolence from Roby Walker on November 21st, 2020 4:49 pm

To my Upsilon “Little Brother” Don,

Tammy and I are so saddened to hear the news. We cherish the college memories at Lee with you both. Please know you are in our prayers. Roby & Tammy Walker

Condolence from Angela Childers on November 21st, 2020 5:47 pm

Such a beautiful child and woman of God. My sympathies and prayers to the family.

Condolence from Renee Killian on November 21st, 2020 6:59 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Renae. May you feel the warmth of love and Gods peace. Cherish the beautiful memories.

One of my favorite lifetime friends that will be missed by everyone she touched.
Love to you all
Scott and Renee Killian

Condolence from Lana Martin on November 21st, 2020 9:38 pm

This is such unexpected news, it’s hard to express what I’m feeling. Heartbroken. Renea was a special woman. Will always be grateful to her for the time she spent being my friend & fashion mentor. To Tori, Taylor, Don and family I’m so very sorry for your loss and can’t imagine the emotions you’re feeling at this time. Please know my prayers are with you.

Condolence from Dana Levy on November 22nd, 2020 2:07 pm

My deepest condolences to you all. Sending you wishes of peace and healing.

Condolence from Stacy and Tina Anthony on November 22nd, 2020 3:16 pm

To Don A and Tori:
Our hearts are broken to hear of your loss. We wish we could be there to support you. You both mean so much to Tina and I and we are so grateful that we have become such close friends! You both of touched us in meaningful ways and it has been a honor and privilege’s to call you friends. We will be praying for the comfort and healing during this time of loss and want you to know if there is anything you need please let us know.
Sincerely,
Stacy and Tina Anthony

Condolence from Barbara Masters Smith on November 22nd, 2020 4:47 pm

Please accept my deepest condolences to the Medlin and Atkinson family on the death of Renea. She was an amazing young woman whose life leaves an enormous void in this world.

Condolence from Huguette Gabet on November 23rd, 2020 6:33 am

OMG!!! I’m in tears right now I could not believe it, I knew Renea for a long time I’m working at a hotel in the Caribbean and it’s really sad, condolences to her family and her Devoted husband Don Medlin, may her soul rest in peace.

Condolence from Kelley T Urtel on November 23rd, 2020 9:02 am

Sending our deepest condolences, prayers and hugs from Minnesota.

With love,
Cressy Kovich Family

Condolence from Jon and Caprielle Leong on November 23rd, 2020 11:33 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your huge loss, Medlin family. Love and prayers to you all from some of your Seattle family.

Condolence from Jill Seabrook on November 23rd, 2020 7:27 pm

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”
Taylor and Tori, just got the news on your mother today. It took my breath away. Praying the ministering angels are around you and your father. Thankful for all of you and your years at St. George’s so that our lives could intersect. We will be thinking of all of you on her birthday coming up quickly also. Blessings and prayers are being prayed. With love and caring, Hunter, Jill, Mary-Ashley, Hunt, and Kate Seabrook

Condolence from Mike and Marla Lyle on November 24th, 2020 8:41 am

Don and Family – We are so sorry for your loss. In memory of Renea – we sent a donation to the Dream City Church in Phoenix. Remember “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Debbie Lazarov on January 3rd, 2021 5:58 pm

Don, I just heard from a friend that Renea passed away in November. Ron and I are in shock. Renea was the most beautiful woman, inside and out. We are so very sorry for your loss. She left you and your children and grandchildren way too soon. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. May Renea’s memory always be a blessing. With love, Debbie & Ron Lazarov

Condolence from Maitre olivier on February 2nd, 2021 7:09 am

I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. I met Renea and Don diring their vacation in sxm. My deepest condolences from caribbean

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