Kids Shame Abusive Mom With Scathing Obituary

Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick's kids wrote about being "exposed to her evil and violent life."
2:02 | 09/13/13

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The obituary appeared in yesterday's Reno gazette journal in her first to 78 year old Marianne Teresa Johnson and less than glowing terms. Her son Patrick -- says he has siblings decided to pay their last tribute this way. Exposing their mother for years of physical mental emotional and sexual abuse. The obituary says quote. Everyone she met adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence criminal activity vulgarity and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit. It was a disturbing obituary Rebecca -- -- a potentially millions who have seen the obituary. As executive director child assault prevention a group that teaches elementary school children about abuse she has no reason not to believe Johnson's family. What I had sent to all of us you know read that. Read those words and realize what a horrible horrible thing childhood two cents. Redick told me he and his Brothers and sisters stand by every word. We tried to find out more about Johnson by looking at court records she -- in this trailer on Rondo weigh in Reno. He came to the attention of authorities after filing a police report claiming a man she was involved in was taking her money and reading upper credit cards. That was in April of 2008. For approximately three years authorities were called upon to check on -- welfare -- investigators refer to self neglect. And Johnson's refusal to accept help even when her power was going to be turned off. In late July -- -- -- -- was placed on the trailer. But by that time Johnson was already hospitalized. And the courts were working on transferring her guardianship to washoe county. Court records show she suffered from dementia. Bladder cancer congestive heart failure -- high blood pressure among other things. In the obituary her children say they hoped in the afterlife she would relive each gesture of violence cruelty and shame she delivered on her children. -- a child abuse advocate told me you Beauchamp -- -- serves to -- everybody abusing children. He says they'd better think twice.

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