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Margaret Robinson
B: 1919-02-06
D: 2018-08-15
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Robinson, Margaret
Jean Brown
B: 1933-04-30
D: 2018-08-15
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Brown, Jean
Karen Fergson
B: 1958-05-09
D: 2018-08-12
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Fergson, Karen
Freda Gardner
B: 1936-09-02
D: 2018-08-11
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Gardner, Freda
Patrick Campion
B: 1947-02-09
D: 2018-08-10
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Campion, Patrick
Robert Gittens
B: 1941-04-30
D: 2018-08-09
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Gittens, Robert
David Cooper
B: 1978-11-08
D: 2018-08-07
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Cooper, David
Antoinette Vaccarelli
B: 1927-09-02
D: 2018-08-06
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Vaccarelli, Antoinette
Allene Coward
B: 1914-02-17
D: 2018-08-05
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Coward, Allene
Dorothy Watson
B: 1926-03-18
D: 2018-08-04
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Watson, Dorothy
Florence McDaniel
B: 1955-08-28
D: 2018-08-03
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McDaniel, Florence
Richard Pezzella
B: 1926-04-22
D: 2018-07-31
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Pezzella, Richard
Lois Hicks
B: 1945-03-25
D: 2018-07-31
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Hicks, Lois
Patricia Carswell
B: 1950-11-11
D: 2018-07-30
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Carswell, Patricia
Juanita Staton
B: 1939-02-19
D: 2018-07-28
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Staton, Juanita
Willie Jeff
B: 1930-02-12
D: 2018-07-24
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Jeff, Willie
Ann Sparkman Lowich
B: 1924-10-23
D: 2018-07-23
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Sparkman Lowich, Ann
Leslie Meade
B: 1964-03-21
D: 2018-07-22
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Meade, Leslie
Mattie Wright
B: 1926-10-03
D: 2018-07-21
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Wright, Mattie
Elaine Hamilton
B: 1937-01-02
D: 2018-07-18
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Hamilton, Elaine
Lonzell Montgomery
B: 1932-03-27
D: 2018-07-17
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Montgomery, Lonzell

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Gregory Darby
In Memory of
Gregory
Darby
Saturday, March 13th, 1976 -
Friday, March 23rd, 2018

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.