Family Insults 25-Year-Old in His Obituary after He Passed Away in a Car Accident

The loss of a family member can be devastating to all relatives, who most likely want to remember the best in the individual who passed. However, some have a unique, almost brutal way of commemorating their loved ones. 

The family of a 25-year-old correctional officer from New York showed their admiration for their beloved Cody James Holland. 

They referred to the son, grandson, cousin, great friend, and uncle as someone who paved his own path, loved to have fun, and had a one-of-a-kind personality.  

Cody James Holland. │Source:


“He loved Sour Patch Kids, Swedish Fish, Shania Twain… He loved his middle finger and showing his butt to the world!”

They bantered about how, when he was a child, he said that would be a pornstar when he was older. All in all, his relatives spoke about the correctional officer’s vast capacity for love. 

Shockingly, however, the obituary took a twist when it didn’t fail to mention the cause of Holland’s death and the irresponsibility attached to it. The brutal statement said:

“Cody James left us… as a result of injuries sustained from being a  dumb [expletive]. He drank, drove, and didn’t wear his seat belt! Please, don’t be a dumb [expletive]!”

Of course, this part of the obituary didn’t go unnoticed as netizens took to their keyboards, eager to express their opinions.

Some online warriors, of course, did not approve at all. His mother, Colleen Lynch, and aunt Trisha Gutterson Culligan responded.

Of course, most of the obituary was simply praising and lovingly teasing Holland. When it came to a summary of who he was as a person, it stated

“Cody James Holland. The man. The myth. The legend. Tough guy with a big heart!”

This young man was not an individual his family decided to view as someone with black-and-white morals. Instead, they placed him in the grey where he, like all of us with our imperfections, is still worthy of unconditional love. 

Danielle Gibson sings to her husband Tony for the last time. | Source: Campaign Update

Holland’s relatives dealt with his death in their own unique and beautiful way. Danielle Gibson also took on a heartfelt approach when her spouse passed away. 

In an emotional video, she sang “Amazing Grace” one last time to her dying husband and dad of four kids. With Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, 33-year-old Tony Gibson began to deteriorate.

Visiting Tony at the hospital one day, she sang “Amazing Grace” to him. A few days later, he had slipped away from this world, comforted by the memory of her soothing voice.

From lyrics to obituaries, words are more potent than many realize. From helping us heal to soothing us as we walk into unknown territory, it appears that the pen is indeed mighty. 

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