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Alfred Beasley
B: 1953-02-08
D: 2019-09-10
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Beasley, Alfred
Dionne Kelow
B: 1968-06-30
D: 2019-08-24
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Kelow, Dionne
Jared Brown
B: 1995-04-04
D: 2019-08-24
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Brown, Jared
Larry Hunter
B: 1962-08-27
D: 2019-08-19
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Hunter, Larry
Yvonne Pradieu
B: 1931-01-25
D: 2019-08-20
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Pradieu, Yvonne
Anthony Edler
B: 1988-07-25
D: 2019-08-13
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Edler, Anthony
Nathan Stanford
B: 1936-02-17
D: 2019-08-16
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Stanford, Nathan
Thelma Lomba
B: 1939-10-02
D: 2019-08-13
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Lomba, Thelma
Makeada Parrish
B: 1982-06-22
D: 2019-08-13
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Parrish, Makeada
Callahj Henry
B: 2001-08-22
D: 2019-08-04
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Henry, Callahj
Kenneth Farmer
B: 1960-02-07
D: 2019-08-02
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Farmer, Kenneth
Judith Montgomery
B: 1949-11-07
D: 2019-08-05
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Montgomery, Judith
Doris Allen
B: 1923-05-30
D: 2019-07-29
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Allen, Doris
Michelle Jones
B: 1969-10-31
D: 2019-07-30
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Jones, Michelle
Essie Huggins
B: 1923-04-18
D: 2019-07-21
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Huggins, Essie
William Harris
B: 1940-10-01
D: 2019-07-21
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Harris, William
John Brooks
B: 1983-12-08
D: 2019-07-23
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Brooks, John
Elijah Hobbs
B: 2019-07-11
D: 2019-07-21
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Hobbs, Elijah
Ersulia Dumeus
B: 1926-04-01
D: 2019-07-12
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Dumeus, Ersulia
Gloria McLean
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2019-06-25
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McLean, Gloria
Carlacy Haith
B: 1946-12-18
D: 2019-07-09
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Haith, Carlacy

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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.