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Herman Lenard
B: 1943-07-08
D: 2018-06-21
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Lenard, Herman
Timotea Diaz
B: 1967-01-24
D: 2018-06-20
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Diaz, Timotea
Albert McIntosh
B: 1946-03-31
D: 2018-06-18
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McIntosh, Albert
James Solley
B: 1939-08-31
D: 2018-06-18
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Solley, James
Flora Moore
B: 1931-11-13
D: 2018-06-13
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Moore, Flora
James Carter
B: 1930-09-04
D: 2018-06-12
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Carter, James
Mary Bell
B: 1942-04-13
D: 2018-06-11
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Bell, Mary
Bertha Patrick
B: 1951-04-03
D: 2018-06-11
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Patrick, Bertha
Bettye Chapman
B: 1947-06-29
D: 2018-06-10
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Chapman, Bettye
Twanna Roberts
B: 1958-10-23
D: 2018-06-09
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Roberts, Twanna
William Cannon
B: 1947-07-02
D: 2018-06-08
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Cannon, William
James Norris
B: 1964-03-12
D: 2018-06-06
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Norris, James
Walter Williams
B: 1951-02-12
D: 2018-06-05
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Williams, Walter
JL Milby
B: 1932-12-04
D: 2018-06-05
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Milby, JL
Jose Tojin
B: 2018-06-05
D: 2018-06-05
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Tojin, Jose
Rickey Coleman
B: 1950-05-27
D: 2018-06-03
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Coleman, Rickey
William Ayers
B: 1930-08-10
D: 2018-06-03
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Ayers, William
Consuelo Anguiano De Arias
B: 1926-04-23
D: 2018-06-01
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Anguiano De Arias, Consuelo
Jimmy Jones
B: 1962-02-07
D: 2018-05-31
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Jones, Jimmy
James Butler, Jr.
B: 1954-06-02
D: 2018-05-31
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Butler, Jr., James
Janie Thornton
B: 1943-05-28
D: 2018-05-30
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Thornton, Janie

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Walter Williams
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Walter Richard"Rick"
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1951 - 2018
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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.