Woman Opens Up About Writing Mom’s Scathing Obit

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RENO, Nevada — A woman says she’s received support from around the world after she helped write a scathing obituary about her mother when she died last year.

Katherine Reddick and her brother wrote the obituary, according to Daily Mail, and it quickly went viral.

A portion of it stated: “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.”

It went on to say, “On behalf of her children who 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.”

Reddick says she doesn’t regret the obituary — through it, she said she met several of her siblings after they’d grown up in different foster homes, according to Daily Mail.

She said their purpose behind the obituary was to raise awareness about child abuse: the woman’s children claimed they suffered from abuse, which included being forced to sleep on the floor, according to Daily Mail.

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3 comments

  • Stephanie

    Good for her!!! I know you should never speak ill of the dead, but in this situation I think it was just. She put her children through hell, and just because she died, that pain does not go away. I applaud them for telling it like it is. She will have to face what she has done on her judgement day like we all will. I hope her children can finally move on and be happy with their own families!!!

  • Marie

    Not every woman, although, may give birth to a baby is meant to be a mother, and she obviously was not. I’m sure the daughter and her siblings are relieved that she is no longer on this earth. I too applaud them for being honest instead of writing something that may have been less than truthful.

  • Tracy

    I’m on her side. No mom should physically or mentally abuse her children! Obviously she didn’t even apologize before she passed away. They were angry with her and I don’t blame her. We don’t know what these kids have been through.

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