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Karl Rippstein
B: 1928-02-26
D: 2017-05-21
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Rippstein, Karl
Mary Valera
B: 1958-11-14
D: 2017-05-18
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Valera, Mary
James Ogle
B: 1956-06-24
D: 2017-05-16
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Ogle, James
Betty Garnsey
B: 1936-08-17
D: 2017-05-14
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Garnsey, Betty
Vera Higgins
B: 1932-03-06
D: 2017-05-13
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Higgins, Vera
Kenneth Williams
B: 1940-10-06
D: 2017-05-13
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Williams, Kenneth
Grace Magee
B: 1925-07-09
D: 2017-05-13
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Magee, Grace
Thomas O'Brien
B: 1942-12-18
D: 2017-05-10
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O'Brien, Thomas
Samuel David Cox
B: 1955-01-20
D: 2017-05-10
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Cox, Samuel David
Laura Parent
B: 1961-09-23
D: 2017-05-10
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Parent, Laura
Verdette Ford
B: 1967-11-29
D: 2017-05-09
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Ford, Verdette
David Hudson
B: 1970-02-24
D: 2017-05-09
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Hudson, David
Patricaia Kimmons
B: 1956-09-24
D: 2017-05-08
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Kimmons , Patricaia
Mary Barnhill
B: 1940-08-31
D: 2017-05-07
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Barnhill, Mary
Gardenia Hanshew
B: 1937-05-07
D: 2017-05-07
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Hanshew, Gardenia
Larry Matthews
B: 1945-06-28
D: 2017-05-06
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Matthews, Larry
Shirley Hayes
B: 1937-08-14
D: 2017-05-05
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Hayes, Shirley
William Gunion
B: 1970-02-24
D: 2017-05-05
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Gunion, William
Robert Milam
B: 1943-03-06
D: 2017-05-04
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Milam, Robert
Jimmy Daniel
B: 1957-07-19
D: 2017-05-04
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Daniel, Jimmy
Charlie McQueen
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2017-05-04
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McQueen, Charlie

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419 Yoakum Ct
Pensacola, FL 32505
Phone: 850-438-6235
Fax: 850-438-5758
Johnnie Bitzer
In Memory of
Johnnie Milton Bitzer
1956 - 2017

Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.