Potts, Renee L ~~ 1982

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reneepotsRenee L. Potts

July 15, 1964 ‒ January 05, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Renee L. Potts, age 51 of Marion, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at the Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio.

Renee was born on July 15, 1964 in Chicago, the daughter of Fred R. and Carol (Lauer) Paulicka. Renee was a graduate of Berea High School. She received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and then went to obtain her law degree the University of Toledo. Renee spent many years serving as the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Marion County and later on opened her own law firm. She always believed in people and gave everyone the benefit of the doubt, but that didn’t mean she didn’t check out a story and do a background check. She was firm but fair.

Renee had a very loving and generous heart, especially when it came to her daughter Miranda. She was a devoted mother that encouraged her daughter to dance, just as she once had. She promoted abstract thinking by engaging in arts and crafts and she had a gentle and patient way of laying a strong foundation for creating a bright future. She also loved the challenge of cooking without recipes, creating new dishes for her family to enjoy. She was always happy when she was able to go shopping. There was nothing that would ever slow Renee down, if she didn’t know how to do something, she would teach herself. She will be forever missed, but her legacy will continue to live on in the lives that she deeply touched.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Miranda Potts; her loving step-children: Jason (Julie) Potts, Greg (Jeanette) Potts and Danielle Potts; her devoted parents: Fred R. and Carol Paulicka and her ex-husband Dennis Potts.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home, 360 East Center St., Marion from 4PM to 6:30PM; Celebration of Life services will immediately follow at 6:30 with Pastor Steve deWeber officiating; Burial will be held privately with the family present.

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Ben & Linda Creasap says:
January 7, 2016 at 2:33 am

So sorry for your loss. She was a great lady and mom. Thinking of you and Miranda!! God Bless and keep and give you comfort.
Debbie Howard says:
January 7, 2016 at 2:35 am

So very sorry for your loss. R.I.P. Renee.
Rebecca Young-Frazier says:
January 7, 2016 at 5:27 am

My deepest sympathies go out to you Dennis and your family. I am saddened to hear of Renee’s loss. Take comfort in knowing she is pain free now.
Laura Sedlock says:
January 7, 2016 at 6:49 am

So sorry.
rochelle Grubb says:
January 7, 2016 at 7:06 am

Sorry for your loss she was a great lady glad I got to meet her
Jeannine Lyons says:
January 7, 2016 at 7:41 am

Miranda, sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Tim Edler says:
January 7, 2016 at 8:12 am

Sorry for you loss. To the family of Renee Potts ! My prayer and thought will be with you all . God bless this family reach down and touch their hearts and be with them thur this hard time thanks and Amen god bless you all with much love
John Gordon says:
January 7, 2016 at 8:24 am

Heartfelt condolences from the Gordon family. May Rene always Rest in Paradise.
Tim & Susan Kieffer says:
January 7, 2016 at 8:28 am

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
marg…meachem-nikki hall says:
January 7, 2016 at 9:52 am

You will be missed by so many…thank you for taking the time to help my neice in her time of need…..god has another angel………Rih….Beautiful. …angel….
John Clark says:
January 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

Miranda, I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I have many great memories of your mom during my years of having you as a dance student. She was a sweet and kind woman and always had a smile on her face. Mr. John sends you tons of HUGS! Love you “peanut”!
David Mahoney says:
January 7, 2016 at 11:32 am

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your entire family.
Sherry and Steve Jacobs says:
January 7, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Miranda,
Your mom was an amazing woman of great integrity. Nothing made her face light up more than the mention of her cherished daughter. What a blessing it must have been to be her daughter, just as she was blessed to be your mom. There is no doubt her imprint on the world will continue through her influence in your life. Prayers continue for you and the entire family.
Serena Johnson says:
January 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Dennis & Miranda,
So sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May God be with you both during this sad time.
Matt Collins says:
January 7, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Prayers of peace to Renee and prayers of comfort to her family. God bless.
Brenda Pearl says:
January 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

So sorry for your loss Miranda. I never got to meet you, but my cousin Tom Brown talked about you and your mom always. You were his family. My prayers are with you in your special time of need. God Bless.
Jackie says:
January 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm

I met Renee through working for a counseling center in Marion. She was the attorney of several of my clients. She always took the time to talk with them and assure them that everything was going to be ok. She always took time in general to do what she could. To me Renee took care of the underdogs of the county. She always was there to give them the chance that they deserved or needed. I was saddened to see this today. My deepest thoughts, condolences and prayers go to the family of this wonderful woman. She will be missed by everyone.
Fmr Tpr Strother Bracy says:
January 7, 2016 at 2:56 pm

So sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. Renee was a hard-worker who I had the pleasure of working on a few cases with. My condolences to the family, and I pray that God be your strength during this very difficult time of transition, and beyond.
Cheryl Daily says:
January 7, 2016 at 4:58 pm

Dear Miranda and Dennis,

It has been a few years since Renee helped me out of a very bad marriage and she was kind enough to give me an affordable rate. I remember commenting on her many photos of her daughter and I could tell what a proud and loving mother she was. I too was a single mother of one precious daughter so we could relate to each other in that delight. May she now be with angels in the presence of our Lord and Saviour and may she be experiencing true peace and joy as she smiles down on you both. May God put his loving arms around you at this sorrowful time and provide comfort knowing Renee is now in a better home.

God Bless!
christinakibler says:
January 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

My prayers to the potts family and her daughter u have made a difference in everyone’s life u will not be forgotten for all the hard work u have done In this community you’ve changed so many live rip in peace
Crystal says:
January 7, 2016 at 9:34 pm

So sorry Miranda you know me and your mom has had many nights together at the hospital and I miss her more than ever. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your grandmother and your grandfather if you need me you know how to get ahold of me love me.
Petrina Thomas says:
January 7, 2016 at 9:37 pm

So sorry for the Potts family’s loss. Renee was a beautiful spirit, she was there for me in my time of need. May God bless her daughter, and family. My deepest condolences for you all. RIP RENEE
Margie Saull says:
January 8, 2016 at 12:51 am

My sympathy to you Miranda. So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your mom coming to parent-teacher conferences. Margie Saull
Sheryl Rhoades says:
January 8, 2016 at 7:36 am

So very sorry for your loss; I had the opportunity to work with Renee on behalf of numerous clients of our agency. She was so kind and understanding as well as being a wonderful attorney. She truly made a big difference for many people.
Sending our thoughts and prayers for her family, God bless and keep them in their time of need.
Farley & Carmella Banks says:
January 8, 2016 at 9:02 am

Dennis and family of Renee, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God give you the peace, comfort and strength to endure during this sad time.
Pam Stone says:
January 8, 2016 at 9:43 am

So sorry for your loss. While some of us are fortunate to make a difference in one persons life, Renee did in a community. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Sally Gerboth and Jim Sanden says:
January 8, 2016 at 10:21 am

Dear Greg, Jeanette and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and all your family.. So sorry for your loss.May she rest in peace.
Jacques Glaze and Tamara Hammond says:
January 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Dennis and Family,
Wishing you all pleasant memories of the moments you have shared with Renee through the years. The photo tribute was wonderful. What a happy lady and mother.
She was one great assistant prosecutor, and we especially enjoyed watching her on the dance floor the times we shared with her.
So sorry for you loss.
Brad Whittaker says:
January 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm

I pray for Renee’ as well as you Miranda, Mr. and Mrs. Paulicka, and Dennis. I am so sorry for your loss.
Taylor Gochenouer (Benson) says:
January 8, 2016 at 11:21 pm

OMG!!! I am speechless. I loved this lady with all I had.. I spent many days with her growing up through my teenage years in and out of her office.. She was my back bone through it all. I was just talking about her the other day 🙁 she was our prosecuting Attourney here in Marion approx 9 years ago.. She always went above and beyond her line of work, and was always there to listen. She gave people chances, when she didn’t have to.. She is the most loving kind hearted person ever.. She had a stern side to her 🙂 like I said being so young she protected me and my son through my teenage life. Was my back bone when I needed it the most. You are loved by many and missed by all. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time.
Sharon Jensen says:
January 10, 2016 at 2:05 pm

Dear Carol, Fred, and Miranda,
There are no words. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am. My prayers, love, and hugs are with you. Sharon
Danielle Potts says:
January 10, 2016 at 6:42 pm

Renee its so hard to believe your not here with us anymore. You were an amazing step mom an i miss u so much. I promise to do my best and help my sister with everything i can and be there for her for anything she might need. I promise I will take care of your baby girl! RIH till we meet again

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