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Daphine Jenkins
B: 1926-07-31
D: 2019-01-13
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Jenkins, Daphine
Louie Meredith
B: 1927-06-01
D: 2019-01-12
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Meredith , Louie
James Creech
B: 1943-12-19
D: 2019-01-11
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Creech, James
Colton Bass
B: 1995-08-10
D: 2019-01-10
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Bass, Colton
Mary Nettles
B: 1942-02-02
D: 2019-01-09
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Nettles, Mary
Sharon LePage
B: 1954-03-10
D: 2019-01-08
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LePage, Sharon
Betty Kite
B: 1934-09-27
D: 2019-01-08
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Kite, Betty
Margaret Mills
B: 1929-08-05
D: 2019-01-05
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Mills, Margaret
Sylvia Cox
B: 1943-03-23
D: 2019-01-05
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Cox, Sylvia
Barbara Henneman
B: 1940-01-05
D: 2019-01-05
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Henneman, Barbara
Edith Herrington
B: 1921-11-06
D: 2019-01-04
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Herrington, Edith
William Noblett
B: 1928-02-04
D: 2019-01-04
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Noblett, William
Juanita Hagan
B: 1928-08-30
D: 2018-12-30
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Hagan, Juanita
Jerome Teschendorf
B: 1927-07-18
D: 2018-12-29
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Teschendorf, Jerome
Gwenlyn Lamb
B: 1958-10-17
D: 2018-12-29
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Lamb, Gwenlyn
William White
B: 1957-12-01
D: 2018-12-25
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White, William
Martin Metzger
B: 1952-07-27
D: 2018-12-25
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Metzger, Martin
William Cotton
B: 1926-06-05
D: 2018-12-24
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Cotton, William
Gregory Johnson
B: 1956-11-04
D: 2018-12-23
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Johnson, Gregory
Cornelia Teschendorf
B: 1931-08-11
D: 2018-12-23
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Teschendorf, Cornelia
Wayne Chiaverini
B: 1962-12-20
D: 2018-12-21
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Chiaverini, Wayne

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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.