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Elsa Landy
B: 1949-04-07
D: 2018-06-18
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Landy, Elsa
Richard Tolliver
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2018-06-16
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Tolliver, Richard
Trent Cranston
B: 1958-09-17
D: 2018-06-15
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Cranston, Trent
Cecelia Davis
B: 1924-05-05
D: 2018-06-13
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Davis, Cecelia
Eugene Mercer
B: 1945-10-25
D: 2018-06-13
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Mercer, Eugene
Louise Mills
B: 1916-12-18
D: 2018-06-09
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Mills, Louise
Gregorio Vazquez
B: 1951-11-15
D: 2018-06-01
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Vazquez, Gregorio
Belinda Howard
B: 1961-12-15
D: 2018-05-31
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Howard, Belinda
Martin Harris
B: 1984-06-08
D: 2018-05-24
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Harris, Martin
Preatty White
B: 1918-10-21
D: 2018-05-23
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White, Preatty
John Hamilton
B: 1934-04-17
D: 2018-05-22
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Hamilton, John
Walter Battle
B: 1930-03-17
D: 2018-05-21
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Battle, Walter
Josephine Vilar
B: 1939-11-09
D: 2018-05-20
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Vilar, Josephine
Rosyln Dawson
B: 1927-03-17
D: 2018-05-12
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Dawson, Rosyln
Evelyn Lindeman
B: 1931-02-02
D: 2018-05-09
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Lindeman, Evelyn
Theresa Morris
B: 1956-03-21
D: 2018-05-09
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Morris, Theresa
Owen Sutton
B: 1949-04-02
D: 2018-05-08
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Sutton, Owen
Evangelist Audrey Middleton
B: 1944-12-28
D: 2018-05-06
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Middleton, Evangelist Audrey
Helen Cannon
B: 1924-04-04
D: 2018-05-06
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Cannon, Helen
Yvonne Williams
B: 1948-09-18
D: 2018-05-05
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Williams, Yvonne
James Boone
B: 1952-11-17
D: 2018-04-30
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Boone, James

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Hector Rivera
In Memory of
Hector Ariel Rivera
Sunday, November 4th, 1956 -
Sunday, March 4th, 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.