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Walter Williams
B: 1940-07-02
D: 2018-09-20
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Williams, Walter
Timoteo Yates
B: 1938-03-24
D: 2018-09-15
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Yates, Timoteo
Thelma Moore
B: 1926-06-13
D: 2018-07-29
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Moore, Thelma
Rose Dumeus
B: 1932-05-22
D: 2018-08-29
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Dumeus, Rose
Cynthia Speight
B: 1954-04-04
D: 2018-09-01
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Speight, Cynthia
Ivan James
B: 1936-08-15
D: 2018-09-01
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James, Ivan
Barbara Pringle
B: 1938-12-26
D: 2018-08-29
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Pringle, Barbara
Joseph Chevalier
B: 1924-08-07
D: 2018-08-24
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Chevalier, Joseph
Fleurette Nwanesindu
B: 1971-10-05
D: 2018-08-23
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Nwanesindu, Fleurette
Marie Williams
B: 1959-11-16
D: 2018-08-19
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Williams, Marie
Sarah Dyett
B: 1931-04-08
D: 2018-08-07
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Dyett, Sarah
Grace Moore
B: 1935-02-18
D: 2018-08-24
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Moore, Grace
Jacqueline Scott
B: 1942-04-27
D: 2018-08-22
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Scott, Jacqueline
Lillian Edney
B: 1936-04-10
D: 2018-08-21
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Edney, Lillian
Erskine Hinds
B: 1991-01-16
D: 2018-08-15
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Hinds, Erskine
Urban Cannon
B: 1986-06-12
D: 2018-07-24
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Cannon, Urban
Clyde Hairston
B: 1975-05-22
D: 2018-08-01
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Hairston, Clyde
Williemae Lawrence
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2018-07-30
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Lawrence, Williemae
Richard Henry
B: 1960-01-25
D: 2018-07-28
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Henry, Richard
DiAnne Gray-Pearson
B: 1945-09-02
D: 2018-07-18
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Gray-Pearson, DiAnne
Lucille Smith
B: 1946-04-04
D: 2018-07-25
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Smith, Lucille

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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.

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