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Myrna Ross
B: 1943-11-13
D: 2018-06-15
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Ross, Myrna
Mary Young
B: 1945-12-19
D: 2018-06-04
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Young, Mary
Charlie Richardson
B: 1948-03-19
D: 2018-05-31
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Richardson, Charlie
William Coggins
B: 1927-09-25
D: 2018-05-21
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Coggins, William
Deacon John Greene
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2018-05-22
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Greene, Deacon John
Gloria Waters
B: 1922-12-06
D: 2018-05-08
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Waters, Gloria
Maceo Thomas
B: 1928-01-10
D: 2018-05-01
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Thomas, Maceo
Myrtle Eller
B: 1929-05-20
D: 2018-04-23
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Eller, Myrtle
Alonza Smith
D: 2018-04-20
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Smith, Alonza
Fred Hughley
B: 1950-05-24
D: 2018-04-17
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Hughley, Fred
Ronald Walker
B: 1941-05-13
D: 2018-03-22
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Walker, Ronald
Walter Bowen
B: 1948-04-15
D: 2018-03-21
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Bowen, Walter
Bernard Small
B: 1933-05-29
D: 2018-03-19
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Small, Bernard
Samuel Johnson
B: 1929-09-25
D: 2018-03-08
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Johnson, Samuel
Elizabeth Washington Carson
B: 1937-09-08
D: 2017-11-24
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Washington Carson, Elizabeth
Mathew Green
B: 1922-10-02
D: 2018-02-16
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Green, Mathew
Lois Bronz
B: 1927-08-20
D: 2018-02-12
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Bronz, Lois
Lucille Breach
B: 1923-12-21
D: 2017-12-23
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Breach, Lucille
Janice Richardson
B: 1955-09-11
D: 2018-01-03
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Richardson, Janice
Annie Wilkins
B: 1921-10-09
D: 2017-12-29
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Wilkins, Annie
Bertha Bannister
B: 1946-04-17
D: 2017-12-29
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Bannister, Bertha

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.