A car crash in Memphis turned for the worst when Memphis Tilth confirmed that Mia Madison, their executive director, died from the wreck.
Occuring on Millbranch Road around 11pm, Madison was the passenger of the vehicle and the driver is currently in critical condition.
For four years she served as Memphis Tilth’s Executive Director. The non-profit organization focuses specifically on healthy food that is sustainable through environmental and economical means. They work closely with local farmers, environmental activists, gardeners and others to help grow local and sustainable food.
Memphis Tilth released a statement on their website about losing one of their leaders:
For the past 4 years, Mia has been the driving force behind Memphis Tilth, but more than that, she was a friend, mentor, and pillar in the community. Mia cared deeply for the city of Memphis, the people, and the local food system. Her commitment and contributions are unmatched, and she will truly be missed. While we cannot replace such a beautiful soul, we will keep her legacy of stewardship alive and well. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any details around the circumstances of her death nor do we have information regarding the funeral arrangements at this time. The board of directors expects to make further announcements regarding the organization’s succession plan and opportunities to support the family and staff in the coming days.
As this was such a sudden and unexpected loss, we ask that you please respect Mia’s family and the organization during this difficult time, show them grace and keep them in your thoughts and prayers. In the immediate term, please direct any urgent requests to Board Chair, Jade Clark at [email protected].