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Gregory Darby
B: 1976-03-13
D: 2018-03-23
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Anna Hart
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2018-01-15
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Sara Martinez
B: 1926-08-29
D: 2018-01-14
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Samuel Postell
B: 1971-10-29
D: 2018-01-03
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Tracey Glover-Stokes
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Miguel Rodriguez
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Pearlina Bradshaw
B: 1927-05-10
D: 2017-12-30
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Gloria Wilson
B: 1954-07-14
D: 2017-12-30
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Andrea Baker
B: 1956-07-20
D: 2017-12-30
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Hezekiah Sumpter
B: 1936-03-11
D: 2017-12-29
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Bernice Gregory
B: 1937-06-29
D: 2017-12-28
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Clarence Latham
B: 1948-07-26
D: 2017-12-28
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James Small
B: 1943-05-09
D: 2017-12-27
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Arthur Haddock
B: 1934-10-18
D: 2017-12-26
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Corice Williams
B: 1955-05-30
D: 2017-12-22
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George Finley
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D: 2017-12-22
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Robert Smithson
B: 1953-01-19
D: 2017-12-21
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Christine Mann
B: 1953-09-17
D: 2017-12-18
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Wilbur Ceasar
B: 1928-04-21
D: 2017-12-17
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Luis Gozalez
B: 1950-03-26
D: 2017-12-16
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Joan Martin
B: 1954-04-11
D: 2017-12-16
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Agustina Villegas
In Memory of
Agustina Villegas
Thursday, April 1st, 1926 -
Monday, December 11th, 2017

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.