'Her presence will not be missed by many': Scathing obituary about woman quickly goes viral

Apr 06, 2018
10:57 A.M.
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Two obituaries were written for a woman from North Carolina and the two statements had completely opposite points of view.


A woman named Cornelia June Rogers Miller previously passed away. Her children took it upon themselves to write not only one but two obituaries.

Although, what seemed bizarre was that the two obituaries published in the Cherokee Scout were of opposing statements.

The first published obituary was written by Cornelia’s daughters while the second one was written by her son, Robert Miller.

The public found it strange how the siblings had completely different views on what kind of person their mother was, as revealed by American Web Media.


In the daughters’ version, they described her mother’s passing as caused by the effects of having fought a long battle with drug addiction and depression.

As for Robert’s version, he wrote a moving piece about a husband who lost a loving woman he was married to for over six decades.

The daughters supposedly painted their mother as a villain in her obituary. They described her as a person who was addicted to illegal substances and someone who never did anything good for the society.

Cornelia’s son went on to say that her mother was ‘a devoted military wife and homemaker who taught swimming lessons to children in her spare time.’


He added that his mother was an active member of the Baptist church. He also shared that she used to teach Sunday school classes. 

The daughters also expressed their thoughts about how the people will react to learning of their mother’s passing.

They wrote, ‘Her presence will not be missed by many, very few tears will be shed, and there will be no lamenting over her passing.’

From the looks of it, it seemed that both obituaries were speaking of two different women. Perhaps Cornelia’s kids had different points of view on how they knew their mother while they were growing up.

The only thing similar with both obituaries was that the woman had three children, nine grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

The son’s obituary was published a week after the one the daughters wrote was read in the newspaper.