Three people, who knew the woman better than anyone else, had extremely different opinions about her, as the obituaries didn't even seem to be about the same person.
When this woman, named Cornelia June Rogers Miller passed away, her children took it upon themselves to write not only one, but two obituaries.
However, the most bizarre thing about this situation was the fact that the two pieces, both published in the Cherokee Scout, were of opposing statements.
According to American Web Media, the first published obituary was written by Cornelia’s daughters and the second was written by her son, Robert Miller.
Most people thought it was weird how these two siblings had completely different views on the kind of person their mother was.
The daughters’ version explained that her mother’s passing was 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, who he was married to for over six decades.
The daughters painted their mother as a villain in her obituary, describing her as addicted to illegal substances. Someone who never did anything good for the society.
Cornelia’s son, on the other hand, described her mother as ‘a devoted military wife and homemaker who taught swimming lessons to children in her spare time.’
He also wrote that his mother was an active member of the Baptist church, who usually taught in Sunday school classes in her spare time.
The daughters also expressed their thoughts about how the people will react to learning of their mother’s passing, claiming that her presence will not be missed by many.
It seemed that both obituaries were about two different individuals. 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.