{September 15, 2013}   Obituary of an Abusive Mother
Ancient Irish Graveyard and Ruins

“…the pomp of power, and all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave, awaits alive the inevitable hour. The paths of glory lead but to the grave.” –Thomas Gray

The obituary in the Nevada’s Reno Gazette Journal of Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick has now made it in news feeds around the world. Her grown children describe their mother as a “wicked, wicked witch” without compassion, love or human decency. The obituary begins: “On behalf of her children who she abrasively exposed to her evil and violent life, we celebrate her passing from this earth and hope she lives in the after-life reliving each gesture of violence, cruelty and shame that she delivered on her children.”

It continues, “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,” the obit said. “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.”

This reflects the purpose of this blog, daughtersofnormabates–to start a dialog and to “out” child abusers wherever they hide, whether it is in a trailer park with 15 cats where Mrs. Reddick resided, or in a gated mansion in the suburbs.  Whether they are outed during their lifetime or after their death, child abusers and their enablers should be known by name and deed.  In America, we have a program for registering and identifying sexual predators. Perhaps we need to also have a national registry to publicly identify parents who are known to torture their children with physical, emotional and psychological violence and neglect. We must protect the innocence and vulnerability of our youngest citizens. These children, if they survive, are our future and our hope for a more peaceful world.



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