Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick passed away recently, and he children apparently made an unusual attempt at getting even to their mother by posting a scathing obituary about the abuse – mental and physical – that they spent much of their lives enduring, according to an ABC News report on Thursday.
Johnson-Reddick’s daughter Katherine Reddick, 57, wrote the obituary about her mother who died on Aug. 30, 2013 at the age of 78 – even though the obituary incorrectly states the mother passed on Sept. 30 – which of course has not arrived yet. The woman died in a Reno, Nevada nursing home.
For starters, the obituary written by Johnson-Reddick’s daughter and approved by her brother Patrick Reddick, 58, begins by saying that Johnson-Reddick’s children celebrate their mother’s passing from earth and hope she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty and shame that she delivered on her children. The obituary says that the woman abrasively exposed her children to her evil and violent life.
Katherine Reddick said that she shared her story because she grew up with four brothers and sisters in a Carson City orphanage after having been taken from their mother’s home – and separated from her for 30 years. The daughter claims via the obituary that everyone her mother met was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit. The obituary continues by saying that her 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. Currently, Katherine Reddick is a school psychology consultant near Austin, Texas.
According to Patrick Reddick, six-of-eight children in the family went to the Nevada Children’s Home in 1963 and 1964 after physical abuse from their mother. He also stated that everything in the obituary written by his sister was completely true. The obituary displayed in a local paper, he claims, was done to bring awareness to child abuse – as well as a little bit of shame to his mother – who they haven’t seen for more than 30 years.
Patrick and Katherine Reddick reportedly testified before the 1987 legislature on bills to make courts give equal consideration to the best interest of a child when courts terminate parental rights.