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John Smith
B: 1940-04-28
D: 2017-06-28
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Smith, John
Bobby Oden
D: 2017-06-27
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Oden, Bobby
William Posey
B: 1950-10-10
D: 2017-06-26
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Posey, William
Sybil LaComb
B: 1938-04-27
D: 2017-06-24
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LaComb, Sybil
Annie Mitchell
B: 1965-09-10
D: 2017-06-22
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Mitchell, Annie
Brandi Pearson
D: 2017-06-22
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Pearson, Brandi
Doris Martin
B: 1944-12-15
D: 2017-06-20
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Martin, Doris
Randy Collins
B: 1952-10-20
D: 2017-06-20
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Collins, Randy
Joey Gray
B: 1960-11-02
D: 2017-06-20
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Gray, Joey
Archie Calhoun
B: 1939-06-20
D: 2017-06-19
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Calhoun, Archie
William Carter
B: 1919-11-22
D: 2017-06-15
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Carter, William
David Gause
B: 1940-12-24
D: 2017-06-10
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Gause, David
Jerry Lowery
B: 1952-11-25
D: 2017-06-08
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Lowery, Jerry
James Sproles
B: 1945-06-09
D: 2017-06-06
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Sproles, James
Todd Anders
B: 1963-09-14
D: 2017-06-06
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Anders, Todd
Violet Fletcher
B: 1924-08-23
D: 2017-06-02
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Fletcher, Violet
Charles Cupit
B: 1957-07-30
D: 2017-05-31
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Cupit, Charles
Bruce Cosby
B: 1935-08-14
D: 2017-05-30
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Cosby, Bruce
Richard Ross
B: 1937-07-24
D: 2017-05-30
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Ross, Richard
Joyce Smith
B: 1942-12-18
D: 2017-05-28
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Smith, Joyce
Mark Anunciation
B: 1965-06-28
D: 2017-05-28
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Anunciation, Mark

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7427 Cypress Street
P.O. Box 1515
West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 396-3191
Fax: (318) 396-3135
Varnell Grissom
In Memory of
Varnell Burgett "Nana" Grissom
1929 - 2017

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.