Go Fund Me account set up to help family of accident victim

Friends of Jeremy Gorney, 41, of Porter, who was killed in a five-vehicle accident Friday, July 20, between Cleveland and Tarkington, have organized a Go Fund Me account to help offset his funeral expenses.

The Go Fund Me goal is $5,000, according to Gorney’s childhood friend, April McGee Garris.

Gorney was laid to rest Wednesday in a funeral that was so well-attended it was standing-room only, Garris said. It was a testament to the love so many people felt for a man who was always smiling and willing to help a friend.

“During Hurricane Harvey, when my house was flooded, Jeremy showed up to help. He didn’t ask for anything in return,” Garris said. “He was just that kind of person. I never really even saw him angry. Because of his personality, his nickname to me was Jer-Bear.”

Gorney leaves behind to mourn his memory a sister, two nieces and a nephew, with whom he shared a home in New Caney, Garris said. Both of his parents are deceased.

Gorney worked on a pipeline in Louisiana and was on his way home when the accident occurred.

“He had called his sister and said he was about 10 minutes away. About 30 minutes later, he hadn’t shown up and she couldn’t reach him by phone,” Garris said. “She knew something was wrong then.”

The funeral expense has placed a burden on his remaining family members, so Garris organized the Go Fund Me account to help.

If anyone wishes to make a donation, go online to https://www.gofundme.com/5uunl5k

Vanesa Brashier, editor@bluebonnetnews.com

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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