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#1 Mar 10, 2010
anyone remember her
jamie

Covington, LA

#2 Mar 22, 2010
Retro7 wrote:
anyone remember her
yes i remember her did not know her but heard her story in the news it was horrific heard stepdad got a lot of hot sauce in his meals only wish he had gotten the chair living his life behind bars was too good for him.

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#3 Mar 22, 2010
i was 6 but i remember it i lived in cleveland at the time i have old new papers about it i lived on pond st not to far from her and her mother passed away a few years back
TENNGA RESIDENT

United States

#4 Mar 22, 2010
Retro7 wrote:
i was 6 but i remember it i lived in cleveland at the time i have old new papers about it i lived on pond st not to far from her and her mother passed away a few years back
What happened to her?

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#5 Mar 23, 2010
jamie

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#6 Mar 23, 2010
had not ever read that it still makes me sick how could someone do that to a child or to anyone ? the only way i will be able to rest after reading that is to picture melisha in the comforting arms of the lord. he must have taken her to save from anymore abuse.i treat my cat better than that.
WOW

Ringgold, GA

#7 Mar 24, 2010
Oh God!! I couldn't even read all of it, How could a mother just stand by and let that happen to her child? A man would have to kill me first!!
amanda

Cleveland, TN

#8 May 4, 2010
that guy was ronald maddux he passed away early this year. He was put in jail for six months for abusing children. And then set free. I only met him once, in a picture, of me just a few months old. He was my grandfather. I guess im the lucky one. That could have been me.
Bugs Bunny

Covington, LA

#9 Jun 1, 2010
That was a very sad and horrible thing that happened to that little girl. I remember her all the time. I remember being very young when that happened and sitting with the newspaper in my hand looking at that sweet little face that didn't get to live her life because of that monster and her mother. Ronald Maddux did die last year in prison, so did her mother Wanda Maddux(died several yrs ago). Yes Ronald made her drink hot sauce, take cold showers and made to sleep on the floor. I was also told that he raped her but that was never in the papers or on the news. They got to live until they died of natural causes but little Melisha never got that chance....They should have been treated the same way that baby was.....sick sick people!
What sickens me is that the Children's Services here in our town continues to allow children to be abused this way....they tell me they have to wait 3 days until they can check on a child....how long did it take the Madduxs to kill Melisha?..
We really need to work on changing the system....one person can not do it alone.
outofthewoodwork

Cleveland, TN

#10 Aug 7, 2010
Bugs Bunny wrote:
That was a very sad and horrible thing that happened to that little girl. I remember her all the time. I remember being very young when that happened and sitting with the newspaper in my hand looking at that sweet little face that didn't get to live her life because of that monster and her mother. Ronald Maddux did die last year in prison, so did her mother Wanda Maddux(died several yrs ago). Yes Ronald made her drink hot sauce, take cold showers and made to sleep on the floor. I was also told that he raped her but that was never in the papers or on the news. They got to live until they died of natural causes but little Melisha never got that chance....They should have been treated the same way that baby was.....sick sick people!
What sickens me is that the Children's Services here in our town continues to allow children to be abused this way....they tell me they have to wait 3 days until they can check on a child....how long did it take the Madduxs to kill Melisha?..
We really need to work on changing the system....one person can not do it alone.
alot of the stories you have herd are true ,some has been
exaggerated,i understand that the news paper said it took 3 days , but the surviving brother and sister say it was one day.
I know that this case changed child abuse laws nation wide.
if they are telling you that they have to wait 3 days then the system is failing us. I know the true storie of this case and apparently the system has learned nothing,This upsets me to learn this.This despartely needs to be changed.
granny

Richmond, KY

#11 Aug 8, 2010
Yes it is very sad that nothing has changed. I for one can say that I have had to deal with Childrens Services several times to report child abuse and other things and they did nothing to help...NOTHING!...If the child does not tell or show whats going on Children services will just move along and write out letters saying that nothing was found and the case will be closed. The office did tell me that they had to wait 3 days...something I can not understand. I hate to know what could happen to a child within 3 days....our system needs a new system.

God Bless the brothers and sisters of Melisha Gibson. I pray that your lifes are happy and peaceful.
willownsrn

United States

#12 Aug 27, 2010
Ronnie's mom was my great aunt, can remember my grandmother talking about wanda before melisha was murdered. Saying that little melisha was abused my her mother and that ronnie would often bring her to my Aunt Lenas to get her away from the abuse. It is also reported by family that Wanda had abused her children in the past, long before she met ronnie and the children had been taken out of the home, also rumored that all of wanda's children had different dads. Don't know where my grandmother got the information or if it is even true but my mom still believes Wanda played a bigger role than was reported. Guess the good lord will handle it.
granny

United States

#13 Aug 28, 2010
That's so sad. Rest in peace Baby Melisha.
Suzanne

AOL

#14 Sep 8, 2010
We are having a walk in her honor if any of you are interested in participating.
granny

United States

#15 Sep 8, 2010
that's good, when and where?
Ellen

Ooltewah, TN

#16 Sep 14, 2010
Retro7 wrote:
anyone remember her
Yes I remember her well...I was only 12 years old when she died. There was such an impact on the community about what had been done to her, that I never have forgotten. I have always recalled her name, and evertime I pass the cemetary where I was told she was buried, I look up that way....It was sooo sad.
Ellen

Ooltewah, TN

#17 Sep 14, 2010
WOW wrote:
Oh God!! I couldn't even read all of it, How could a mother just stand by and let that happen to her child? A man would have to kill me first!!
I agree completely with you!!!
Ellen

Ooltewah, TN

#18 Sep 14, 2010
granny wrote:
Yes it is very sad that nothing has changed. I for one can say that I have had to deal with Childrens Services several times to report child abuse and other things and they did nothing to help...NOTHING!...If the child does not tell or show whats going on Children services will just move along and write out letters saying that nothing was found and the case will be closed. The office did tell me that they had to wait 3 days...something I can not understand. I hate to know what could happen to a child within 3 days....our system needs a new system.
God Bless the brothers and sisters of Melisha Gibson. I pray that your lifes are happy and peaceful.
Does anyone know what ever happened to the siblings?
Ellen

Ooltewah, TN

#19 Sep 14, 2010
willownsrn wrote:
Ronnie's mom was my great aunt, can remember my grandmother talking about wanda before melisha was murdered. Saying that little melisha was abused my her mother and that ronnie would often bring her to my Aunt Lenas to get her away from the abuse. It is also reported by family that Wanda had abused her children in the past, long before she met ronnie and the children had been taken out of the home, also rumored that all of wanda's children had different dads. Don't know where my grandmother got the information or if it is even true but my mom still believes Wanda played a bigger role than was reported. Guess the good lord will handle it.
The way I see it, it doesn't matter which one did what, if the other did't put a stop to it, they are just as guilty!
Tiawan

Cleveland, TN

#20 Sep 21, 2010
Her brother Keith is my boyfriend of 8 years and he is nothing like Ronnie Maddux.I don't know who told you that ronnie did not abuse Melisha but let me tell you ,you had better talk to the brothers and sisters of Melisha because they will tell you the truth.The blame for her death not only lies in the home but mainly in CPS for not doing their job right if not for them she might still be alive and be a wonderful aunt to my son.

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