Most obituaries commemorate the passing a departed person with loved ones' recollections of their life's best moments, accomplishments and memories.
This is not one of those obituaries.
A scathing send-off published in the Reno Gazette-Journal detailed the joy that the children of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick felt when she died.
Yes, you read that correctly.
It may be awful, and in bad taste. Or it may be years overdue for a woman who deserved it, if their assessment of Marianne Reddick is accurate.
Read the full text of the obituary below:
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Aug. 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 after-life 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 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.
WOW. Assuming what they're saying is true, this is one interesting way to bring it to light. It's unclear whether she ever faced such a rebuke in life.
The newspaper pulled the obit after it went viral, citing an error in the date of death. No mention was made of the unusual nature of the item.
Calling out your late mom in an obituary: