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Bernice Lockett
B: 1937-06-08
D: 2019-11-11
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Lockett, Bernice
James Allen
B: 1965-07-28
D: 2019-11-11
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Allen, James
Venesser Bennett
B: 1954-04-23
D: 2019-11-07
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Bennett, Venesser
Peter Caudle
B: 1962-04-22
D: 2019-11-04
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Caudle, Peter
Cecil Chandler
B: 1948-09-07
D: 2019-11-04
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Chandler, Cecil
Pauline Taylor
B: 1930-07-13
D: 2019-11-01
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Taylor, Pauline
Rafaela Padilla
B: 1944-08-26
D: 2019-10-29
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Padilla, Rafaela
Cathy Dawson
B: 1956-10-28
D: 2019-10-26
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Dawson, Cathy
Elmonia Hill
B: 1934-06-22
D: 2019-10-24
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Hill, Elmonia
Jacob Noordhoorn
B: 1934-08-12
D: 2019-10-24
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Noordhoorn, Jacob
Jamil Jennings
B: 1994-08-15
D: 2019-10-22
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Jennings, Jamil
Diane Means
B: 1949-02-26
D: 2019-10-20
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Means, Diane
Shirley Rice
B: 1954-05-02
D: 2019-10-19
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Rice, Shirley
Jose Rodriguez
B: 1941-11-11
D: 2019-10-18
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Rodriguez, Jose
Lydus Green
B: 1932-12-13
D: 2019-10-16
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Green, Lydus
Isabella McDaniel
B: 1921-10-09
D: 2019-10-11
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McDaniel, Isabella
Elinor Houston
B: 1954-11-14
D: 2019-10-10
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Houston, Elinor
Gwendolyn Brewster
B: 1950-09-09
D: 2019-10-10
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Brewster, Gwendolyn
Michael Hollis
B: 1991-06-03
D: 2019-10-06
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Hollis, Michael
Keith Purvis
B: 1958-03-21
D: 2019-10-06
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Purvis, Keith
Josephine Clayton
B: 1929-07-19
D: 2019-10-06
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Clayton, Josephine

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Lillie Robinson
In Memory of
Lillie
Robinson
Monday, June 1st, 1942 -
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

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.