Heartbreaking Obituary of a 15-year-old goes viral. Read here why?

Obituaries are a personal message that a family sends to the close friends and family in remembrance of the deceased in the family. But this obituary was something different that it came out on social media to send a strong message to the world.

The death of a 15-year-old Sadie Riggs was not normal to the family in Bedford, Pennsylvania and they, under no circumstances wanted to get it unnoticed from the world.

Their loving daughter Katie, as the documents stated “took her own life” by committing suicide on June 19, 2017. The family wanted everyone in the world to know why their daughter took such a drastic step to end her life.

The words of the Obituary touched everyone who read it and it quickly went viral. Please read it below and share if you stand by Katie.

Miss Sadie L. Riggs, 15, of Bedford, took her own life on Monday, June 19th, 2017. 

In an effort to debunk the rumors about Sadie’s death we would like to share this information. Yes, Sadie took her own life, she hung herself.

OBITUARY OF SADIE L. RIGGS:Miss Sadie L. Riggs, 15, of Bedford, took her own life on Monday, June 19th, 2017.Sadie…

Posted by Angela Davis Dugas on Friday, June 23, 2017

It is hard to fathom that someone so young could be so troubled. Sadie was seeking help, she was in counselling and taking medication, but it was all too much for such a young soul to live with.

If you take a minute and look at Sadie’s family dynamics you will see that a large percent of the people in her life were not not related to her by blood but she was sent to us by God who knew this child needed a family. Sadie had a tough life and until a recent incident at school she handled everything life served her.

For a young lady so excited about going to the High School things sure went terribly wrong for her. For the bullies involved, please know you were effective in making her feel worthless.

That is all between you and God now, but please know that it is not to late to change your ways. Sadie’s death has taken us to dark places, we will stick together and protect one another as we try to make sense of this tragic loss.

To all the bullies out there, I just want you to know that as much as we despise your actions never, ever do we wish for you to feel the paralyzing pain that engulfs our bodies, a pain so severe that it makes the simple act of breathing difficult or the guilt that leaves us wondering what we could have done differently-or that struggle to remember the last words we spoke…Our hearts are beyond broken.


A screenshot of Sadie Riggs's obituary.

Posted by Dese'Rae Lynn Stage on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sadie, it was a privilege to have you in our lives and we will always love you. May you find peace in the arms of God and may we all be kind to one another.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Sadie ask that you be kind to one another.

It must have been very hard for the family to put this together and to tell the world that someone out there is responsible for their daughter to take this deadly step.

Bullying is also a form of abuse by attempting to dominate someone by force or coercion. Bullying can be done by an individual or a group with power. It is not always physical but can involve attacks on appearance, religion and social class etc.

Sadie’s family has taken a brave step to give her suicide a voice and to a platform to assist others who have been silently suffering from similar pain.


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1 Comment

  1. So sorry for your loss.Yes bullying can be a deadly action from others. Those that bully don’t realize what there actions can cause. I can remember when our son went to school in the lower grads he was bullied but he dealt with it. He came home crying a lot of times.

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