RENO, Nev. — The children of an abusive woman whose horror stories prompted Nevada to become one of the first states to allow children to sever parental ties wrote a scathing obituary that has become an Internet sensation.
The obit of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick reads: "On behalf of her children whom she abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the afterlife reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty, and shame that she delivered on her children."
Katherine Reddick, a psychology consultant for a Texas school district, wrote it about her mother, who died at a Reno nursing home Aug. 30 at age 78, after consulting with her brother, Patrick Reddick. They grew up with four siblings in an orphanage after being removed from their mother's home and were estranged from her for more than 30 years.
"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," the obit closes.