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1 - Sample Obituary
NAME OF DECEASED was born MONTH DATE, YEAR to the union of FATHER'S NAME and MOTHER'S NAME in CITY, STATE. HE OR SHE was one of NUMBER siblings.
DECEASED NAME accepted Christ at an early age.
DECEASED NAME attended NAME OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, and NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL. HE OR SHE continued HIS OR HER education at NAME OF TRADE SCHOOL, COLLEGE, OR UNIVERSITY.
DECEASED NAME served in the US ARMED SERVICES BRANCH for NUMBER years. HE OR SHE was Honorably Discharged.
DECEASED NAME was united in holy matrimony to SPOUSE'S NAME on DATE OF WEDDING. To this union NUMBER children were born: LIST JUST FIRST NAME OF CHILDREN.
DECEASED NAME worked for COMPANY NAME for over NUMBER years.
DECEASED NAME enjoyed spending time with family and friends. HE OR SHE enjoyed LIST OF HOBBIES.
DECEASED NAME was preceded in death by: PARENTS, SIBLINGS, CHILDREN, ETC.
DECEASED NAME leaves to cherish HIS OR HER memory: WIFE, NAME; CHILDREN NAMES WITH SPOUSES; GRANDCHILDREN; GREAT GRANDCHILDREN; MOTHER AND FATHER NAMES; BROTHERS NAMES WITH SPOUSES; SISTERS NAMES WITH SPOUSES; AUNTS NAMES WITH SPOUSES; AND UNCLES NAMES WITH SPOUSES; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
2 - Sample Obituary
NAME OF DECEASED was born DATE OF BIRTH in CITY, STATE to proud parents, NAME OF FATHER and NAME OF MOTHER. HE OR SHE was the NUMBER of NUMBER siblings.
NAME OF DECEASED was educated in the NAME OF SCHOOL School System where HE OR SHE attended NAME OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and graduated from NAME OF HIGH SCHOOL. HE OR SHE attended UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE.
NAME OF DECEASED confessed HIS OR HER faith in Christ at the age of NUMBER years old. NAME OF DECEASED joined NAME OF PLACE OF WORSHIP, under the leadership of MINISTER'S NAME. later HE OR SHE joined NAME OF PLACE OF WORSHIP , under the leadership of MINISTER'S NAME. HE OR SHE remained a devoted member until HIS OR HER passing.
On DATE OF WEDDING, NAME OF DECEASED was united in holy matrimony to NAME OF 1ST SPOUSE. To this union NUMBER children were born: FIRST NAMES OF CHILDREN WITH 1ST SPOUSE.
NAME OF DECEASED later married NAME OF 2ND SPOUSE on DATE OF WEDDING and to this union NUMBER children were born: FIRST NAMES OF CHILDREN WITH 2ND SPOUSE.
NAME OF DECEASED was employed throughout HIS OR HER adult life at various companies: LIST OF COMPANIES EXCEPT LAST, and NAME OF LAST COMPANY from which HE OR SHE retired.
NAME OF DECEASED enjoyed life to the fullest. HE OR SHE enjoyed LIST OF HOBBIES.
NAME OF DECEASED loved family and friends. HE OR SHE cherished HIS OR HER time that she spent with HIS OR HER grandchildren. NAME OF DECEASED attended many reunions, cookouts and holiday dinners with HIS OR HER family and friends.
After a long and courageous fight with ILLNESS, on DAY OF WEEK, MONTH DATE, YEAR, NAME OF DECEASED's battle was over. God in his infinite love, mercy and wisdom called NAME OF DECEASED home.
NAME OF DECEASED leaves to cherish HIS OR HER memory: loving and devoted WIFE/HUSBAND, NAME OF SPOUSE; dedicated and caring children, LIST OF CHILDREN WITH THEIR SPOUSES' NAMES; stepchildren LIST OF STEPCHILDREN WITH THEIR SPOUSES' NAMES; loving Mother & FATHER, PARENTS NAME; in-laws, IN-LAW'S NAME; brothers, LIST OF BROTHERS WITH THEIR SPOUSES' NAMES; sisters, LIST OF SISTERS WITH THEIR SPOUSES' NAMES; aunts, LIST OF AUNTS' NAMES; uncles, LIST OF UNCLES' NAMES; a great host of nieces, nephews, cousins; and many friends.