Scathing Obituary Written For Abusive Mother

Dan Evon

A scathing obituary was recently published in the Nevada's Reno Gazette Journal.

The obituary was penned by the children of Mariane Theresa Johnson-Reddick and paints the deceased woman in a terrible light. The obituary states that Johnson Reddick spent her life "torturing" her children.

The Reno Gazette has removed the scathing obituary from its online website but the text is still floating around the internet.

Here's a passage courtesy of the Huffington Post: "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."

The obituary ends by saying that the children are celebrating her death and that they hope she experiences the same violence and cruelty that she exposed them to during her life in the afterlife.

The obituary continues: "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."

There isn't much known about Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick except for what her children wrote in her obituary. Gawker speculates that she may be the same woman that ran a personal agency in the 1970s that was for "whites only." It's unclear if this is the same Marianne but judging by this scathing obituary, well, it seems possible.

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