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Opal Lee
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2017-09-18
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Lee, Opal
Loma Kendricks
B: 1927-11-25
D: 2017-09-16
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Kendricks, Loma
William Johnson
B: 1955-10-03
D: 2017-09-15
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Johnson, William
Stanley Gunn
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2017-09-13
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Gunn, Stanley
Willie Wheeless
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2017-09-12
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Wheeless, Willie
Eldridge Payne
B: 1919-02-14
D: 2017-09-08
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Payne, Eldridge
Emma Ortiz
B: 1992-11-15
D: 2017-09-05
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Ortiz, Emma
Bobbie Weeks
B: 1940-01-03
D: 2017-09-02
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Weeks, Bobbie
Ira Southerland
B: 1934-07-15
D: 2017-09-01
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Southerland, Ira
Brenda Farrar
B: 1956-05-16
D: 2017-08-31
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Farrar, Brenda
Dallas Eckman
B: 1987-10-22
D: 2017-08-26
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Eckman, Dallas
Donald Heisch
B: 1960-03-12
D: 2017-08-24
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Heisch, Donald
Alice Pointon
B: 1924-10-13
D: 2017-08-21
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Pointon, Alice
Edward Ackerman
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2017-08-10
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Ackerman, Edward
Lupe Roque
B: 1949-12-15
D: 2017-08-09
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Roque, Lupe
Marvin Wilde
B: 1929-07-24
D: 2017-08-07
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Wilde, Marvin
Helen Tucker
B: 1932-06-08
D: 2017-08-03
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Tucker, Helen
James Wright
B: 1948-01-31
D: 2017-07-30
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Wright, James
Opal Salinas
B: 1948-02-29
D: 2017-07-30
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Salinas, Opal
Peter Donnelly
B: 1956-12-31
D: 2017-07-29
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Donnelly, Peter
Lisa Slaughter
B: 1945-05-23
D: 2017-07-26
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Slaughter, Lisa

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1925 - 2017
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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.