A scathing obituary was written about a woman in Nevada. On Sept. 12, ABC News reported that the obit was written about Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick, 78, who passed away last month. All of her children were allegedly physically abused by her, six of them winding up at the Nevada Children's Home after being hurt by Johnson-Reddick while growing up.
"On behalf of her children who she 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," the obit began.
The scathing obituary has gone viral today. Many people can't believe that someone would out their parent in such a way especially after they passed away. However, Johnson-Reddick daughter Katherine wanted to raise awareness about child abuse. Obviously the decision has caused a lot of controversy and people have been discussing it all day.
"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. Our 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," Katherine Reddick wrote.
Was the scathing obituary appropriate? Do you think that this was the right way for Katherine Reddick to "raise awareness" about child abuse?
© Effie Orfanides 2013