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Alta Melvin
B: 1929-11-01
D: 2019-11-10
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Melvin, Alta
Romell Haywood
B: 2019-03-15
D: 2019-11-03
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Haywood, Romell
Klaus Berghahn
B: 1937-08-05
D: 2019-11-01
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Berghahn, Klaus
Juanita Wilson
B: 1935-07-18
D: 2019-10-29
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Wilson, Juanita
Lewis Ritcherson
D: 2019-10-24
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Ritcherson, Lewis
Kenneth Winrich
B: 1953-09-04
D: 2019-10-23
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Winrich, Kenneth
Robert Wendt
B: 1954-01-31
D: 2019-10-23
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Wendt, Robert
Mother Jackie Wright
B: 1930-12-01
D: 2019-10-21
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Wright, Mother Jackie
Douglas Walker
B: 1952-05-11
D: 2019-10-19
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Walker, Douglas
Carol Brausen
B: 1937-11-26
D: 2019-10-18
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Brausen, Carol
Numa Armacanqui
D: 2019-10-16
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Armacanqui, Numa
Irma Iheukumere
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2019-10-16
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Iheukumere, Irma
Dorothy Boyd
D: 2019-10-13
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Boyd, Dorothy
Carol Russell
D: 2019-10-13
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Russell, Carol
Billy Smith
B: 1960-10-08
D: 2019-10-13
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Smith, Billy
Marilyn McClendon
B: 1937-09-09
D: 2019-10-12
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McClendon, Marilyn
Paul Elliott
B: 1944-01-29
D: 2019-10-12
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Elliott, Paul
Jane Ford Bennett
B: 1953-01-14
D: 2019-10-10
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Ford Bennett, Jane
Helen Currie - Smith
B: 1928-08-28
D: 2019-10-09
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Currie - Smith, Helen
Tyreena King
B: 1990-12-29
D: 2019-10-07
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King, Tyreena
MICHAEL HILL
B: 1955-08-06
D: 2019-10-03
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HILL, MICHAEL

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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.