R.I.P Thank the Lord!
One would think that the surviving children of a deceased mother would write a loving obituary for their parents. However, that was not the case for Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick. This women’s children left a scathing obituary post about their abusive mother in the Reno Gazette-Journal (the online version of the obituary has been removed).
According to her kids, Marianne tortured them at every instance throughout their lives leaving them relieved at her passing. This is not the mark on the world that people hope to leave. However, her kids got the last word out stating that their mother was indeed a cold and neglectful woman. The obituary stated that she would do her best to keep outside people from loving and forming relationships with her kids. She would do anything in her power to keep them from being happy.
The obituary then goes on to discuss the problem of child abuse in America. Reddick’s children hope this obituary gains notice for the problems that abuse gives individuals throughout their lives. This is a growing situation in the U.S., and this horrifying obituary is a great reminder. It makes you wonder what could have been done to prevent these children from a lifetime of misery with a wretch of a mother.
Here’s the full text, as it appeared online earlier today:
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.
Reno Gazette-Journal publisher John Maher told News 4 the obituary had been sent in online via the paper’s self-service submission, and that they are now investigating how it was published.
The publisher also confirmed that the obituary incorrectly listed Johnson-Reddick’s date of death as September 30, 2013 but that she had recently passed away, Gawker reports.