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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 13, 2013

Obituary Shocks Readers

NewspaperMarianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick died August 30, 2013.  Six of her eight children who survived her published an obituary that revealed the children were subjected to horrific abuse. The obituary read in part "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." The obituary was submitted through a self service online submission, but has been removed from the online site and the paper. 

See Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick Obituary Paints Ugly Picture of Deceased Mother of 8, Huffington Post, Sep. 11, 2013.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Attorney at law, Florida Probate Attorney Wills and Estates Law Firm) for bringing this article to my attention.


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Wow, she died Sept 30 2013? Considering the month of Sept. is only about half way through, that's impressive!

GWB: It was August 30 -- sorry! I've fixed the posting.

Posted by: Guest | Sep 13, 2013 4:43:24 PM

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