The tradition at funerals is that the family says a few good words for the person that lost their life, and flaws are usually ignored or overlooked for the sake of harmony and a peaceful send-off.
However, what if the flaws created just too much heartache to someone to go without saying?
Sheila Smith is a daughter that made headlines last week with an obituary that was too honest, and for some people even crude, for both the family and her departed father Leslie Ray Charping.
This is the obituary, taken from Carnes Funeral Home:
We must admit that the obituary is, even though probably honest, very mean-spirited.
What do you think? Has his family the right to be angry for his life?
Sheila told The Michael Berry Show that she stands by the obituary she wrote, and she claimed that it was an effort to heal, forget, and minimize the residual impact his life would have on their lives.
In order to fulfill her late father’s wishes, the obituary needed to be honest, and she says that she worked on it. She believes he would have appreciated it.