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Rebecca Felder
B: 1958-09-03
D: 2019-06-12
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Felder, Rebecca
Gloria Smith
B: 1953-02-28
D: 2019-06-07
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Smith, Gloria
Emma House
B: 1953-04-05
D: 2019-06-05
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House, Emma
Helen Davis
B: 1940-04-03
D: 2019-05-30
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Davis, Helen
Bella Vails
B: 2019-02-26
D: 2019-05-30
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Vails, Bella
Annie Dicks
B: 1941-05-25
D: 2019-05-29
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Dicks, Annie
Clara Morris
B: 1942-08-05
D: 2019-05-27
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Morris, Clara
Alfreda Hendricks
B: 1932-04-30
D: 2019-05-27
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Hendricks, Alfreda
Damon Coleman
B: 1992-01-03
D: 2019-05-26
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Coleman, Damon
Vyvine Reese
B: 1941-09-09
D: 2019-05-21
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Reese, Vyvine
Desandero Horry
B: 1960-09-18
D: 2019-05-21
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Horry, Desandero
Joan Hooper
B: 1934-05-05
D: 2019-05-21
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Hooper, Joan
Keith Massey
B: 1951-06-24
D: 2019-05-20
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Massey, Keith
Artimus Vincent
B: 1928-09-17
D: 2019-05-16
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Vincent, Artimus
Bernice Rutherford
B: 1943-09-19
D: 2019-05-16
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Rutherford, Bernice
Claude Mann
B: 1918-10-08
D: 2019-05-13
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Mann, Claude
Gloria Haughton
B: 1926-09-25
D: 2019-05-12
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Haughton, Gloria
Wanda Washington
B: 1961-05-30
D: 2019-05-11
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Washington, Wanda
Mary Williams
B: 1940-03-27
D: 2019-05-10
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Williams, Mary
Matthews Haynes
B: 1965-04-29
D: 2019-05-08
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Haynes, Matthews
Carolyn Ojeda
B: 1944-02-24
D: 2019-05-07
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Ojeda, Carolyn

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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.