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Mr. Jesse Oddis
B: 1927-08-05
D: 2019-05-14
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Oddis, Mr. Jesse
Ms. Nina Ross
B: 1980-06-12
D: 2019-05-12
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Ross, Ms. Nina
Mr. James Kelly
B: 1947-08-01
D: 2019-05-12
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Kelly, Mr. James
Mr. Robert Beasley
B: 1924-08-21
D: 2019-05-06
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Beasley, Mr. Robert
Mrs. Estelle Scott
B: 1920-06-12
D: 2019-05-04
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Scott, Mrs. Estelle
Mr. Arnold Odom
B: 1961-08-12
D: 2019-05-03
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Odom, Mr. Arnold
Mr. Chadwin Greenwood
B: 1983-08-31
D: 2019-05-02
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Greenwood, Mr. Chadwin
Mrs. Viola Duncan
B: 1943-09-13
D: 2019-05-01
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Duncan, Mrs. Viola
Baby Eu'Niya Knight
B: 2019-05-01
D: 2019-05-01
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Knight, Baby Eu'Niya
Mr. James Matthews
B: 1953-12-06
D: 2019-04-29
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Matthews, Mr. James
Mr. Reginal Wytch
B: 1954-11-23
D: 2019-04-28
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Wytch, Mr. Reginal
Ms. Linda Brown-Taylor
B: 1948-10-16
D: 2019-04-28
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Brown-Taylor, Ms. Linda
Mr. Willie Carr
B: 1961-04-10
D: 2019-04-26
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Carr, Mr. Willie
Mr. Charles Davis
B: 1927-09-10
D: 2019-04-25
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Davis, Mr. Charles
Mrs. Sonjia Richey
B: 1975-12-08
D: 2019-04-23
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Richey, Mrs. Sonjia
Mr. Leo Binkley
B: 1952-09-04
D: 2019-04-19
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Binkley, Mr. Leo
Ms. Cheryial Williams-McCoy
B: 1956-11-15
D: 2019-04-18
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Williams-McCoy, Ms. Cheryial
Ms. Sparkle Mosley
B: 1980-10-27
D: 2019-04-12
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Mosley, Ms. Sparkle
Mr. Elmer Bell
B: 1931-09-19
D: 2019-04-12
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Bell, Mr. Elmer
Ms. Kelley Hollenshead
B: 1963-11-18
D: 2019-04-12
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Hollenshead, Ms. Kelley
Mrs. Marla Irish
B: 1966-02-14
D: 2019-04-12
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Irish, Mrs. Marla

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Mr. Alvin Smith
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Mr. Alvin Nathaniel
Smith
1956 - 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.