Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick died a couple of weeks ago. She wasn’t beloved by her family. In fact, she was downright loathed, and I get the sense that the children’s hatred for their mother was earned. Still, when someone terrible dies, most people manage to cough up a few decent words about the deceased out of simple respect for the dead. These kids, however, clearly had no respect for their 78-year-old mother, who clearly had no respect for them. This obituary has apparently been scrubbed from the Internet, but the folks over at Gawker managed to get the full text:
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.
That’s a powerful indictment of a dead woman, and a nice reminder to all parents: Do not f**k with your kids. Death does not extinguish resentment. She sounds like a horrible woman, and if she was as abusive as the obituary makes out, may she rot in hell.