You’ve never seen an obit like this, from The Reno Gazette – Journal, a local paper in the USA; the story was picked up by USA Today: (h/t Kimberley Ripley, Gather.com for bringing it to my attention.
A scathing obituary written about an elderly Reno woman is unlikely akin to anything you have ever read. There was nothing kind or even remotely memorializing about it. It sends a very distinct message about child abuse.
According to a report, one of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick’s surviving adult children wrote the obituary and it appeared both in the print edition and online.
“She is survived by six of her eight children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible…,” the obituary reads. It goes on to describe how the 78-year-old woman tortured her children.
Daughter Katherine Reddick is just one of those surviving children–and the author of the obituary. It’s clear she spent a lifetime enduring the wrath of her late mother.
Read this scathing obituary in its entirety to get an idea of just how vile a woman Marianna Theresa Johnson-Reddick must have been. And after doing so you will likely be grateful for the people in your life who have treated you with kindness. Hopefully your obituary or that of anyone else you may know won’t read anything at all like Johnson-Reddick’s did.
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on August 30, 2013. She is survived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible. While she neglected and abused her small children, 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 exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the afterlife reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children. Her surviving 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 the delightful passing can revive our message that abusing children is unforgiveable, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a humane 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.