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
She was probably a “Lifelong Democrat.” They are experienced in making other people’s lives miserable.
I’m the one who posted this in the regular forum as “news, current events”. I don’t know why it was pulled, because I saw a parallel with the funeral I attended yesterday. In the case yesterday, the love shared by the deceased and the surviving husband was lauded. If anyone had been telling the truth, they would have told about the years of anguish and tears suffered by the deceased at the philandering and cruelty of her husband who sat there (surrounded by females) and bawling like a baby.
I just about lost it when they played a recording of Frank Sinatra croaking (singing) “The best is yet to come” as part of the service, and I thought about my friend who spent her life caring for others, even when they didn’t deserve it, and suffering insults for her efforts. And there sat her husband, sopping up all the attention from every woman in the room.
Oh man, I’m so sorry to hear that.
It speaks more about them than it does their abusive mother. This reminds me of those dysfunctional idiots on daytime talk TV who seemingly boast about their relational problems.
While it may have been good therapy to write such an obit, they should have left it with there psychiatrist
Posting to “General Chat” is usually pretty safe.............
I’m so sorry this happened and that you had to witness it. On a MUCH lesser scale, when my mean, mentally unstable husband killed himself, his family flew in from CA (to GA) and told how much they loved him and how special he was. When they’d ignored him all 23 years of our marriage and before. It hurt him so much, but he died alone. Yeah, they loved him, surrrrre they did. So many of my friends came to the service, and our kids friends. He really had no friends. I was so glad though that people came and he wasn’t alone at the very end, even though he was already gone. I too pretended, for the service. What else was there to do. He must’ve hurt so much, before he shot himself.
A Child Called It
Apparently she wasn’t their real mother, but ran a foster home.
R2nd, I am not sure you fully appreciate the hell these children must’ve gone through. This might have been very healing, if their pain was ignored, even condoned, all those years.
Where did that information come from?
On a side note, a local couple, several years back were ‘foster parents’ to some children, four IIRC, that were apparently just in it for the money they would get from the state. They would go for dinner at a local restaurant and order big meals for themselves, but just order grits for the children. The restaurant finally refused to serve them and called the authorities. The children were undernourished and not taken care of and were removed from the home. I don’t know what ever happened to the couple.........
Read link at 13. This family was part of some heavy legislation from the 70’s.
Why should someone’s evil deeds remain private just because they were done to family? If her abuse victims were neighbors nobody would tell them to keep it to themselves.
Perhaps, but forgiveness is the answer.
While I see some positive steps (in the obit) the children are taking - they will never begin to recover without forgiving their mother.
I saw your earlier post regarding your husband of 23 years? Do you mind if I ask you a personal question? You don’t have to answer.
Did you forgive him?
“Why should someones evil deeds remain private just because they were done to family? If her abuse victims were neighbors nobody would tell them to keep it to themselves.”
I had always heard, and was taught, not to speak ill of the dead. Doesn’t really accomplish a lot and the true Judge has the say then.
May God bless you and your sister.
I don’t blame the family for the obit. May it be the beginning of peace for them.
So Stalin and Hitler are off limits? Venting anger can be very useful, better than keeping stuff pent up. If you’re really honestly grateful somebody is dead, and the really honestly is a better place without them, be honest, it is the best policy.
Yes I have, it took a while! We just can’t decide on what schedule that someone forgives, and it’s really soon for them.
Thanks. You have far more insight into this matter than I will ever have. And I respect your comments.
Heck, I thought we were talking about somebodies Mom. Stalin and Hitler, knock yourself out.
My ex-wife of 20 years ago just died. At the funeral, husband acknowledged that she could be “difficult”. Seems that several wanted me to share “war stories”. I chose not to participate. It just didn’t seem right bringing up the past. She had a lot of good qualities also and I prefer to remember that.
Anyway, it was just my opinion. But I think in most cases, other than genocidal manics, that it is pretty good advice...
A friend of mine who is a social worker said of foster parents: “Ten percent of them are saints and ninety percent are in it for the money.”
By the sound of it, Just because she is dead don’t mean she cant haunt people.
SOunds like a real Harpy
Any insight I have I unfortunately got the hard way.
If we’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead then we’re not supposed to speak ill of the dead.
That was your ex-wife from 20 years in the past, you broke up, you moved on. Mom’s screw people up on a much more permanent basis. 2 of her 8 kids are dead. Wonder how many of the survivors have drug or alcohol problems. Every day they have to deal with the fact that their mom was a nut who abused them. When was the last time you had to deal with the fact that your ex was “difficult”? It’s all about the wounds, if you recover before they die sure leave the past in the past. If there’s half a dozen of you still struggling with the effects, it’s not really the past.
To be quite honest with you the only thing in life that makes any sense to me is killing as many vermin like your parents as we possibly can. They are the majority of the human species. What is the point of doing anything else? Nothing is possible as long as these vermin infect generation after generation. The only way to get rid of troublesome weeds is to pull them from the roots.
The maddening thing is my parents were remorseful after the abuse, which was worse, Sis and I grew up totally confused. I have confronted my Mom who now has amnesia about it, like most abusive parents in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. She falls back on that her parents did it also and that it was not that bad. I guess getting closed fist punched at the dinner table for teasing my Sister was right out of Dr. Spock Mom....
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