Benefit meal planned for COVID-19 survivor

Nichelle Richard-Ingram

A benefit meal has been planned for Nichelle Richard-Ingram, a local woman who contracted COVID-19 and was recently hospitalized for 67 days.

The event will take place at Jae Flem Catering & Event Planners LLC, located at 2243 Paul Mallard Road in Boutte. Chicken and fish plates, each $10, will be available on Saturday, June 27 starting at 9 a.m.

Ronjae Mott, who along with Terry Fleming owns and operates Jae Flem, said there will be drive-up service for the benefit meals, and drinks would also be available for purchase.

Mott said Ingram is part of a special group at his restaurant.

“We have a group of customers and I call them the Jae Flem Corner Queens,” he said. “They come in to eat every week and like to sit in the corner.”

Ingram’s lengthy and serious battle with coronavirus has meant she has been out of work for the past couple of months. She said because of health complications, as well as frequent doctor’s visits, it may be a few more months until she is able to return to work.

“We wanted to help her out financially, being she had a job prior to being hospitalized, and mostly we just love her,” Mott said. “Also, if the tables were turned, she would be on board helping out in some type of way.”

Ingram said she was very thankful for the benefit.

“It means a lot,” she said. “I was surprised because I wasn’t expecting anyone to do that.”

For more information, contact Jae Flem at 985-331-5263.


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Roth has both her undergraduate and graduate degree in journalism, which she has utilized in the past as an instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University and a reporter at various newspapers and online publications. She grew up in LaPlace, where she currently resides with her husband and three daughters.

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