A mother of 8 who died in Reno, Nevada last month had an obituary submitted to the local newspaper that shocked residents with a brutal description of a life of cruelty.
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick only had six living children when she passed away in August, and the family decided to finally tell the ugly truth about their home life in the obit, which was printed in the Reno Gazette-Journal. The writing talks about her abuse of the children from a young age and how it continued into their adult lives as she purposely tainted their relationships. The obituary has been taken down from the newspaper's website, but Gawker managed to get hold of the full text beforehand:
"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.
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.
Most of us have found peace in helping those who have been exposed to child abuse and hope this message of her final passing can revive our message that abusing children is unforgiveable, shameless, and should not be tolerated in a "humane society". 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."