Skip to comments.Vicious obituary pulled from RGJ.com
Posted on 09/12/2013 10:12:02 AM PDT by Red Badger
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) It's an obituary like you've probably never seen before. Its about a woman who died and is survived by her children who, according to the obituary, spent her lifetime torturing them in pretty much every way possible. The obituary goes on to paint a picture of children who are grateful that their mother, Marianne Theresa-Johnson Reddick, is dead.
The Reno Gazette Journal President & Publisher John Maher tells News 4 the obituary was sent in via a self-service online submission. The obituary appeared in the print edition of the newspaper today, September 10th. The on-line version of the obituary has been removed as the newspaper is investigating the circumstances surrounding the placement of the obituary.
The obituary says Johnson-Reddick died September 30th. News 4 has confirmed a woman with that name died on August 30th.
UNEDITED VERSION OF THE SUBMITTED OBITUARY: January 4, 1935 Sept. 30, 2013
Marianne Theresa John¬son- Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is sur¬vived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way pos¬sible. While she neglected and abused her small chil¬dren, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit.
On behalf of her children whom she so abrasively ex¬posed to her evil and vio¬lent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after¬life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviv¬ing children will now live the rest of their lives with the peace of knowing their nightmare finally has some form of closure.
Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final passing can re¬vive our message that abus¬ing children is unforgive¬able, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a hu¬mane society. Our greatest wish now, is to stimulate a national movement that mandates a purposeful and dedicated war against child abuse in the United States of America.
lets see how long this one last it got pulled early but what if all they talk about is true
It was probably posted in the wrong forum. The mods are really on their game.......
She died on September 30, 2013? Sounds suspicious to me.
Looks like I have a template for my mother-in-law’s obituary, when the need arises...
September was probably a typo.
The error is explained in the body of the text above.
If I were Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick I would be asking for POlice protection or maybe buying a gun. BEFORE Sept 30.
Seemingly, the alternative was for the children to say absolutely nothing at all.
She is dead. Died August, not Sept.
Truth is truth. OTOH, who did it and was it really that bad that it was necessary to speak for so many offspring?
Sweet. I don’t think they should have pulled it. Some people it’s just not worth pretending they were nice.
Some moms are June Cleaver, some moms kill their kids. On average most moms are closer to the June Cleaver side but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty that are sick and/or wicked. If this is an accurate description of this lady, I have no problem with her kids giving an honest account of what she was like while she was alive.
Having seen abuse up close, I am with the family.
Let this stand as that woman’s eternal monument.
I’m saving it for when my Vile Fat Ugly Liein Thieven Lesbian Witch sister in law dies. ;)
“A Child Called It”
I recommend reading it.
This sounds exactly like a story from a number of years back. Color me skeptical.
I read this and got teary, I could feel and understand the pain. What its like to have your childhood stolen from you. I forgive my parents, my Father who passed back in 2002 I totally forgive, I dont forget but I forgive. I think of a song lyric by Mercy Me's Beautiful....
Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves
Enough to die
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