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Tommy Funches
B: 1958-11-21
D: 2019-04-17
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Funches, Tommy
Osie DeGoldsby
B: 1949-10-11
D: 2019-04-16
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DeGoldsby, Osie
Dominique Key
B: 1998-01-07
D: 2019-04-16
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Key, Dominique
Hoyt Pledger
B: 1973-09-09
D: 2019-04-15
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Pledger, Hoyt
Janet Sallie
B: 1942-12-13
D: 2019-04-14
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Sallie, Janet
Brenda Stephens
B: 1942-02-09
D: 2019-04-13
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Stephens, Brenda
Anthony Neal
B: 1965-07-11
D: 2019-04-13
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Neal, Anthony
Odis McGee
B: 1991-04-20
D: 2019-04-11
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McGee, Odis
Rosemary Allison
B: 1952-07-24
D: 2019-04-06
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Allison, Rosemary
Richard West
B: 1957-09-10
D: 2019-04-05
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West, Richard
Samuel Fields
B: 1955-07-03
D: 2019-04-04
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Fields, Samuel
Doris Harmon
B: 1937-09-29
D: 2019-04-04
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Harmon, Doris
Steven Bennett
B: 1947-07-21
D: 2019-04-04
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Bennett, Steven
James Williams
B: 1951-01-14
D: 2019-04-04
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Williams, James
Beatrice Wiggins
B: 1950-03-23
D: 2019-04-02
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Wiggins, Beatrice
Mary Henry
B: 1935-07-04
D: 2019-04-02
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Henry, Mary
Kenneth Walker
B: 1970-10-20
D: 2019-04-01
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Walker, Kenneth
Lorene Taylor
B: 1942-09-04
D: 2019-04-01
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Taylor, Lorene
Preston Fontenet
B: 1943-08-12
D: 2019-03-31
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Fontenet, Preston
Earline Williams
B: 1927-10-06
D: 2019-03-30
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Williams, Earline
Deanna Jackson
B: 1952-12-04
D: 2019-03-29
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Jackson, Deanna

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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.