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Jessie Huggins
B: 1940-04-12
D: 2018-01-16
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Huggins, Jessie
Shirley Edwards
B: 1929-01-11
D: 2018-01-12
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Edwards, Shirley
Oliver Adams
B: 1923-04-16
D: 2018-01-12
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Adams, Oliver
Jean Canagata
B: 1942-04-22
D: 2018-01-08
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Canagata, Jean
Shawn Martin
B: 1977-08-13
D: 2018-01-05
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Martin, Shawn
Theodora McCourty
D: 2018-01-04
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McCourty, Theodora
Nathalie Lewis
B: 1935-04-15
D: 2018-01-02
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Lewis, Nathalie
Paulette Todd-Wright
B: 1956-03-21
D: 2018-01-01
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Todd-Wright, Paulette
Cassandra Escoffery
B: 1922-05-30
D: 2017-12-29
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Escoffery, Cassandra
Kenneth Hunter
B: 1969-09-06
D: 2017-12-27
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Hunter, Kenneth
Marsha Williams
B: 1976-12-06
D: 2017-12-22
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Williams, Marsha
Gladstone Waite
B: 1931-09-03
D: 2017-12-20
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Waite, Gladstone
Elizabeth Grant
B: 1928-08-01
D: 2017-12-13
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Grant, Elizabeth
Edward Brown
B: 1948-11-07
D: 2017-12-10
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Brown, Edward
Minnie Leggett
B: 1942-02-08
D: 2017-12-08
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Leggett, Minnie
Barbara Walters
B: 1944-06-07
D: 2017-12-07
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Walters, Barbara
Norma Marks
B: 1940-07-27
D: 2017-12-07
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Marks, Norma
Kevin Johnson
B: 1968-11-05
D: 2017-12-05
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Johnson, Kevin
Andy Wills
B: 1953-12-16
D: 2017-12-04
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Wills, Andy
Clyde Massiah
B: 1960-04-21
D: 2017-12-04
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Massiah, Clyde
Alva Gomez
B: 1927-01-04
D: 2017-12-03
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Gomez, Alva

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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.