Posted: 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013
By Rick Couri
A glance at her obit would seem to suggest that Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick was not a very nice lady.
Someone wrote and sent in the “remembrance” with scathing remarks about the dead woman.
"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 obit said.
The piece went on by asking people to "celebrate her passing from this earth.”
The Reno Gazette-Journal says they have no idea who wrote the obit but thousands had a chance to read it before the paper pulled it from their website.
Near the end of the obituary the writer hopes “she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children," and then ended with a call to fight child abuse.
Read the entire obit below.
"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."