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John Custer
B: 1929-12-12
D: 2018-09-18
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Custer, John
Ranko Manojlovic
B: 1965-08-20
D: 2018-09-18
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Manojlovic, Ranko
Robert Rozmus
B: 1954-09-16
D: 2018-09-18
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Rozmus, Robert
John Koehring
B: 1934-11-13
D: 2018-09-16
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Koehring, John
Lyndsey Berard
B: 1982-11-24
D: 2018-09-16
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Berard, Lyndsey
Josefina Dipasupil
B: 1956-08-27
D: 2018-09-15
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Dipasupil, Josefina
Deborah Valentine
B: 1956-12-17
D: 2018-09-13
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Valentine, Deborah
Debra Fulgham
B: 1960-11-21
D: 2018-09-13
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Fulgham, Debra
Edward Holmes
B: 1942-11-10
D: 2018-09-12
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Holmes, Edward
Katie Scott
B: 1929-04-16
D: 2018-09-12
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Scott, Katie
Heather Tudor
B: 1966-02-06
D: 2018-09-08
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Tudor, Heather
Lois Waters
B: 1923-09-20
D: 2018-09-07
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Waters, Lois
Linda Derringer
B: 1944-08-31
D: 2018-09-06
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Derringer, Linda
Thelma Reidy
B: 1933-02-26
D: 2018-09-06
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Reidy, Thelma
Josephine Duran
B: 1937-08-26
D: 2018-09-01
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Duran, Josephine
Yvonne Telfair
B: 1968-11-26
D: 2018-09-01
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Telfair, Yvonne
Robert Skipper
B: 1936-10-15
D: 2018-08-29
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Skipper, Robert
Emily Bautista
B: 2018-08-29
D: 2018-08-29
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Bautista, Emily
Ginny Sorrell
B: 1948-12-01
D: 2018-08-25
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Sorrell, Ginny
Nancy Long
B: 1923-10-06
D: 2018-08-14
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Long, Nancy
Esther Stofocik
B: 1929-01-14
D: 2018-08-13
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Stofocik, Esther

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5401 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
Phone: 757-366-9260
Fax: 757-366-9262
Juanita Harrison Juanita Harrison
In Memory of
Juanita H
Harrison (Hodges)
1915 -
2017

Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.