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Paul Adkins
B: 1949-10-19
D: 2019-02-21
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Adkins, Paul
Giovonnie Smith
B: 1990-02-09
D: 2019-02-21
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Smith, Giovonnie
LaVerda Willoughby
B: 1931-11-28
D: 2019-02-20
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Willoughby, LaVerda
Steven Brown
B: 1990-02-01
D: 2019-02-20
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Brown, Steven
Steven Brown
B: 1990-02-01
D: 2019-02-20
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Brown, Steven
Willie Allison
B: 1959-12-17
D: 2019-02-19
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Allison, Willie
Daryl Lee
B: 1970-06-18
D: 2019-02-19
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Lee, Daryl
Alfonzo Coleman
B: 1965-08-03
D: 2019-02-19
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Coleman, Alfonzo
Ora Jones
B: 1947-09-12
D: 2019-02-18
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Jones, Ora
Melinda Scott
B: 1972-01-11
D: 2019-02-18
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Scott, Melinda
Juanita Smith
B: 1938-08-06
D: 2019-02-17
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Smith, Juanita
Stanley Burt
B: 1950-07-26
D: 2019-02-17
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Burt, Stanley
Clarence Strong
B: 1930-05-01
D: 2019-02-16
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Strong, Clarence
Rose Williams
B: 1962-12-03
D: 2019-02-13
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Williams, Rose
Dorothea Quinn
B: 1939-01-05
D: 2019-02-11
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Quinn, Dorothea
Angela Hill
B: 1964-01-31
D: 2019-02-10
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Hill, Angela
Keith McDonald
B: 1956-11-08
D: 2019-02-09
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McDonald, Keith
Regina Young
B: 1957-03-13
D: 2019-02-09
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Young, Regina
Darius Johnson
B: 2019-02-08
D: 2019-02-08
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Johnson, Darius
Joseph Parnell
B: 1976-03-26
D: 2019-02-07
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Parnell, Joseph
Nathaniel Brown
B: 1964-11-27
D: 2019-02-06
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Brown, Nathaniel

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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.