How We Die

Or, how living people think about what’s happened to  dead people, based on a study of the Richmond Times-Dispatch obituaries in October and November 2009:

died

died peacefully

passed away quietly

entered into rest

entered into eternal rest

departed this life

passed away

passed from this life

lost her battle with cancer

went to be with the Lord

went home to be with the Lord

went to be with her heavenly Father

went to be with our Savior

died and is now with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ

went to rest with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ

was taken by our Lord and Savior from his life on earth

went to be with the Lord and join her husband

was reunited with his family in Heaven

went to be with her Higher Power

was taken away from us suddenly

died unexpectedly

departed this life suddenly (accompanying photo shows a man, whose nickname is “Fate,”  looking extremely startled)

advanced on to his next great life

realized there was a better place waiting for her

went to the big fishing hole in the sky, reeling in the big one

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One thought on “How We Die

  1. Poor Fate! ;-)
    I hope my obit reads that I unexpectedly, suddenly and quietly “advance(d) to (my) next great life”

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