Renza “Reni” Lynn French, 56, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2023, at Pensacola Sacred Heart Hospital, surrounded by family and loved ones.
Born March 30, 1967, to Jamie Leigh Chastain and Danny Keith Terrell. Reni grew up and raised her daughter in Mitchell, IN. She was so full of life and had never met a stranger. She played basketball for the Mitchell Blue Jackets, graduating in 1985. Reni has always loved sports, playing cards, and participating in poker tournaments. She played softball, basketball, and participated in several bowling leagues over the years. After finding the love of her life, Frenchie, in 2005; Reni relocated to Bloomington, IN and acquired four more children that she loved as her own. Her biggest passion in life was being surrounded by her family and traveling all over the world.
She loved working as an Uber, Lyft, and personal driver under the name “Reni’s Rides” for a multitude of families in the Bloomington/Indiana University area. Her riders became a part of her family. There was never silence in Reni’s car, they all felt as if they knew her all along; like her family.
Surviving is her father, Dan Terrell; husband, John “Chris/Frenchie” French; children, Kayla (Aaron) Eaker, Brandon (Maxine) French, Addison (Keith) Langley, Lucy (Austin Clement) French, and Peyton French; grandchildren, Arie and Kaden Eaker, Halle Mae Langley, and Camden French; siblings, Daniel “Dee” Terrell, Micah Terrell, Zach (Lindsey) Terrell, Isaac (Charity) Terrell, Kelsey (Joe) Schmitz.
Her mother: Jamie Leigh Chastain; grandparents: Floyd “Peck” Terrell, Rosemary Terrell, Bud Chastain, and Dottie Chastain; and nephew: Andrew Terrell preceded her in death.
Funeral service will be held Monday, September 25th, at 10:30 a.m. at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center, followed by burial at Mitchell Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com