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Lester Washington
B: 1952-06-23
D: 2018-12-01
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Washington, Lester
Hamilton Dumas
B: 1939-10-17
D: 2018-12-01
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Dumas, Hamilton
Ann Johnson
B: 1949-04-04
D: 2018-11-30
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Johnson, Ann
Ethel Burke
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2018-11-28
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Burke, Ethel
Ermer Roussell
B: 1933-11-30
D: 2018-11-26
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Roussell, Ermer
Loumonth Jack
B: 1958-12-03
D: 2018-11-26
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Jack, Loumonth
Allen Zenon
B: 1985-03-20
D: 2018-11-24
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Zenon, Allen
Amelia Roussell
B: 1927-03-31
D: 2018-11-22
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Roussell, Amelia
Joe Ann Akpan
B: 1953-03-25
D: 2018-11-21
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Akpan, Joe Ann
Edna Sylvain
B: 1948-11-01
D: 2018-11-19
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Sylvain, Edna
Tellay'Jah Bethancourt
B: 2004-12-03
D: 2018-11-19
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Bethancourt, Tellay'Jah
Jimmie Conerly
B: 1961-12-02
D: 2018-11-18
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Conerly, Jimmie
Jerry Jarrow
B: 1930-09-03
D: 2018-11-15
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Jarrow, Jerry
Rose Ray
B: 1924-08-27
D: 2018-11-11
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Ray, Rose
Alfred Bujoile
B: 1943-11-07
D: 2018-11-06
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Bujoile, Alfred
Betty Porche
B: 1967-06-03
D: 2018-11-03
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Porche, Betty
Tre'shon Jenkins
B: 2003-09-03
D: 2018-11-03
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Jenkins, Tre'shon
Karen Tassin
B: 1961-11-11
D: 2018-10-30
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Tassin, Karen
Kevin Roussell
B: 1963-07-15
D: 2018-10-28
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Roussell, Kevin
Paul Vampran
B: 1940-03-16
D: 2018-10-19
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Vampran, Paul
Gibbons Frazier
B: 1951-11-09
D: 2018-10-17
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Frazier, Gibbons

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A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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