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Ms. Alma McCreery-Bowens
B: 1956-03-10
D: 2018-12-28
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McCreery-Bowens, Ms. Alma
Ms. Jeanette Dobbs
B: 1948-03-25
D: 2018-02-18
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Dobbs, Ms. Jeanette
Mr. Lloyd Nettles
B: 1924-10-07
D: 2018-02-17
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Nettles, Mr. Lloyd
Mrs. Erma Davis
B: 1942-11-11
D: 2018-02-17
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Davis, Mrs. Erma
Mrs. Heather Talbert-Johnson
B: 1973-06-08
D: 2018-02-17
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Talbert-Johnson, Mrs. Heather
Mr. Clarence Davis
B: 1948-07-29
D: 2018-02-15
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Davis, Mr. Clarence
Mrs. Victoria Curley
B: 1947-05-01
D: 2018-02-11
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Curley, Mrs. Victoria
Mr. Harry Venter
B: 1931-06-28
D: 2018-02-10
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Venter, Mr. Harry
Ms. Earnestine Ryan
B: 1954-12-09
D: 2018-02-07
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Ryan, Ms. Earnestine
Ms. Tracy Hunter
B: 1957-07-02
D: 2018-02-04
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Hunter, Ms. Tracy
Mr. Abisai Gutierrez
B: 1999-10-05
D: 2018-02-03
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Gutierrez, Mr. Abisai
Mr. Donnie Howard
B: 1964-12-28
D: 2018-02-01
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Howard, Mr. Donnie
Mr. Marvis Simon
B: 1977-12-20
D: 2018-01-29
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Simon, Mr. Marvis
Mrs. Georgette Lee
B: 1959-03-11
D: 2018-01-28
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Lee, Mrs. Georgette
Mr. Andrew Alford
B: 1931-10-13
D: 2018-01-24
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Alford, Mr. Andrew
Mr. Arnold King
B: 1947-07-17
D: 2018-01-22
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King, Mr. Arnold
Ms. Keyona Bernard
B: 1984-06-20
D: 2018-01-21
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Bernard, Ms. Keyona
Mr. Charley Ramos
B: 1962-03-24
D: 2018-01-19
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Ramos, Mr. Charley
Mr. Brant Haney
B: 1962-01-12
D: 2018-01-17
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Haney, Mr. Brant
Mrs. Stella Holmes
B: 1952-11-14
D: 2018-01-16
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Holmes, Mrs. Stella
Mrs. Denise Gray
B: 1952-10-31
D: 2018-01-13
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Gray, Mrs. Denise

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Mrs. Isabel Reaves
In Memory of
Mrs. Isabel K. Reaves
1953 -
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.