Yewande Olatokunbo Fatodu-Sadipe

1962 – 2020 A good heart has stopped beating; the would has lost a gem and heaven has gained a beautiful soul. With submission to God and a heavy heart, the Fatodu and Sadipe families announce the passing of their resilient and devoted wife, mother, sister, aunt, and niece – Yewande Olatokunbo Fatodu-Sadipe. May her soul rest in peace and may God comfort her grieving loved ones. Please contact the…

Born August 29

Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, a musical powerhouse whose fame spanned decades and found fans from all walks of life. He was a compelling performer from a young age, leading his brothers in the Jackson Five before he was 10 years old and scoring his first No. 1 hit single, “I Want You Back,” when he was 11. He went on to solo stardom, making history with albums like…

What to say and what not to say to someone that is grieving

Finding the right words to say to someone who has been bereaved can be really tough, and though you have the best of intentions, sometimes you end up hurting them more by saying the wrong things. Have you ever found yourself in that position of saying something really inappropriate?Here are a few pointers on what to say and what not to say. *** Do you laugh when someone’s grocery bag…

10 short verses for funerals

Many people choose to read memorial or bereavement poems at a funeral. Some of the world’s greatest poets have written down their thoughts and feelings on the loss of their loved ones, which may help you understand your own emotions. Whether it is finding the perfect way to express your love, or finding the words that capture what your loved one would have thought, poetry can give you great comfort in voicing…

How to Cope When it Seems Like Everyone Wants to Forget

I recently read a quote from grief researcher and theorist Kenneth Doka that said: “All grief becomes disenfranchised over time” To be honest, I read this off a PowerPoint slide that I randomly stumbled upon on the Internet so I don’t have much context (though I can tell you that the name of the presentation was “Disenfranchised Grief in the 21st Century: New Problems, New Strategies”). Regardless, I think I understand…