From the Reno Gazette-Journal
It did what obituaries don’t do.
Instead of a celebration of a life found in newspapers every day, the obituary for Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick was scathing. The daughter who submitted it held back nothing in the nine-sentence obit that ran Tuesday without a photo: “She is survived by six of her eight children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible …”
“On behalf of her children who 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.”
Johnson-Reddick’s obituary appeared on RGJ.com and was printed in Tuesday’s paper after being submitted through a self-service online portal. Since then, it has made national news, going viral online and in social media.