Kids Who Hate Mom Write Shocking Obituary That Calls Her 'Evil' (VIDEO)

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Thanks to the Interwebs, pretty much anything can become viral. One strange trend has been for nontraditional obituaries that uniquely pay tribute to a deceased loved one becoming Internet sensations. There's the war hero who penned his own obit and made some crudely funny jokes. The guy who confessed all of his venial sins. Come to think of it, it might be best just to write your own obit. Leaving your last words -- your from-the-beyond sentiments -- to someone else, even your children, could end up being, well, not quite what you expected. Take this shockingly vicious obit written by the six kids of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick. Let's just say it's probably not what you'd want to leave as your last written legacy!

Marianne's kids, all of six of them, well, there's no polite way to put this: They despised their mom. And when she died, they had no problem letting the world know about it. The obit is chock-full of scathing indictments. It's the obit from hell. The obit you spend a lifetime hoping no one will EVER write about you. Here goes:

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 after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children.

And that's not even the end of it!

The obit was placed in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The online listing has since been removed, and the paper says they are investigating it. This is a real person who died, but did her kids really write all of this?

Certainly, there are mothers who are cruel and abusive. Certainly, there are children who hate their moms. Usually, they are not so united about it, though.

I understand wanting to vent, but didn't the children do this in therapy? Why drag it all out in public, with a woman who is no longer around to defend herself or give her side of things?

I think once a person is dead, you focus on the positive. If you can't find one positive thing to say about someone -- and those people do exist -- then keep quiet. These children had a lifetime to confront their mother over her actions. Why keep confronting her once she's dead?

What do you think of this obit?

Editor's note: Reports say a woman by this named died Aug. 30. Her obit was dated Sept. 30. Presumably, that is an error.


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Chana... Chanandler.Bong

I think I'm grateful to have a loving mother, and I have no idea what it's like to have an abusive mother. I worked as a social worker in a nursing home, and I have seen firsthand that the effects abuse dont just go away with time. Would it be healthier if these kids vented in therapy? Perhaps. Who's to say they haven't? I can't imagine this woman was anything short of a monster. Her obituary accurately reflects the life she lived.

the4m... the4mutts

I think it's their choice. And some people are just so BAD, that when they are dead, people deserve to hear the truth.

Do you know how much it would have hurt her adult kids to see some obituary written by someone that barely knew their mother, talking about what a kind, loving person she was? That would be a slap in the face to those who had to endure her "evil"

Side note: I say this, with the assumption that everything said is true. If it's all a lie, thats a completely different story.

nonmember avatar Christy

One thing that neither the blog nor the video mention is the date on the obituary. It says she died September 30, 2013. Considering it is September 11, 2013, is this a typo, ie it should have been September 3 (but oddly it's repeated at both the top and in the text of the obit), or something akin to Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, a warning to a still-alive mother?

sylph... sylph_ironlight

It's definitely a change from what we normally hear. Usually when someone passes, people completely ignore their faults and they become saints.

Katha... Katharine205

Wait a is 9/11/13 and the obit is dated 9/30/13 in the video still here.  Doesn't seem quite right to me...

Sept-... Sept-babies2

Uhh 9/30/13 is when she passed away? Well funny how that day hasn't come yet.

cmjaz cmjaz

If true, she was probably a woman most of us would be screaming that she needs to be in prison. But for some reason got away with her abuse

nonmember avatar Laurie

Hmm...good eye, Katharine. Weird.

the4m... the4mutts

I didnt even notice the date thing. What's up with that?

Chana... Chanandler.Bong

The original article says she died at the end of August. It's a typo on the newspapers part.

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