Condolence & Memory Journal

Toni Morrison thank you for words that inspire and the high flights of sheer poetry that your writing provides. One of my favorite books of your is Jazz. That book moved me in so many ways and the way that New York City became a character in this novel is astounding. You and your work will always be appreciated.

Posted by Clarence Campbell Campbell - Columbus, OH   September 13, 2019

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Heartfelt Condolences and Prayers for The Morrison Family.

Posted by Irene Williams Doss - San Francisco, CA - friend   September 05, 2019

I learned everything I needed to know about what hinders and what supports an African American woman when I read The Bluest Eye. Toni became one of my "Mothers-in-Literature," the first of a group that would include Gwendolyn Brooks, Mary Helen Washington, Ntozake Shange, Isabel Allende and others. She created a thirst in me to learn everything about my black heritage. I read male and female authors, history anthologies, and took African American cultural classes in college, eventually becoming a teacher of history and literature myself.

This loss is one so profound that we will not even fully grasp it until years later. We are losing so many of our major, positive voices in the arts and humanities, with few children being encouraged to follow. A black college student once asked, "What is jazz?"

Let her entry into the eternal sleep remind those of us alive of the need to "Stay Woke."

We love you Toni. We already miss you.

If anyone learns of a ceremony or a memorial service, let us all know. She should not disappear into the night, without observance. Unless she requested that departure.

Posted by Jacqueline Hicks Grazette - Annapolis, MD - student   September 05, 2019

Thank you for your words. Rest in peace

Posted by Marjorie Fisher - Queens, NY   September 02, 2019

Rest In Peace. And Thank you.

Posted by Kathleen Boatswain - East Orange, NJ - Student   August 24, 2019

May the family and friends of Toni Morrison find peace and
comfort in our heavenly father may you also surround your self and talk about your loved one all the memories,this help with the grieving.

Posted by A friend   August 24, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our loved ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. May the her words and works comfort many that knew her and get to know her. May you continue to throw all your burden on to God because He cares for you.

Posted by Guen - NY   August 23, 2019

We will all miss you Chloe. Everything i've Learned from you I will treasure always. As a first Cousin I feel blessed,as well special.

Love you much,

Posted by Henry Wofford - First Cousin, IL   August 22, 2019

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Posted by Deborah Abraham - North Charleston, SC - military   August 18, 2019

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Sending A Heartfelt Condolences To The Family & Friends...
Praying For You During This Difficult Time...I Was Slade Childhood Friend In Nyack, NY...S.I.P. Ms.Morrison

Posted by ROD RAZOR & TRISHA SMITH - BIRMINGHAM, AL   August 18, 2019

May your soul rip

Posted by Rosa Glass - Phoenix, AZ - acquaintance   August 17, 2019

Twenty thousand years later, your legacy will continued to live on in your books. SIP my Queen.

Posted by jacqueline mathis - decatur, GA   August 17, 2019

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Posted by Angela    August 17, 2019

Toni Morrison's writings and especially her metaphoric use were metaphysical. She was truly in a class all by herself. I will miss my beloved. R.I.P. Toni

Posted by edward samuels - camden, NJ   August 16, 2019

The first book I read by Toni Morrison was Song of Solomon. It is still to this day my favorite book. That was 30+ years ago and I have read a lot of books since then.
Heavenly Peace!!!

Posted by H Fleming - MD   August 16, 2019

I will greatly miss her, my library contains many of her books. Great author and my sincere condolences to her family.

Posted by Denise Wilson-Haughton - BEAR, DE - acquaintance   August 16, 2019

Toni represented what it means to be a woman of beauty and grace. My condolences to the family. She will be sorely missed.

Posted by Debra Green - OH   August 16, 2019

The Bluest Eye saved my life and Song of Solomon gave me life and life more abundantly. Thank u for loving us so much Toni Morrison #MissingMorrison #DaughterOfMorrison #SheDiditForTheCulture

Posted by Marjorie Barnes - North Plainfield, NJ - friend   August 16, 2019

My condolences to the family and friends of Toni Morrison. May the God of all bring you comfort at this most difficult time and may he fill your hearts with wonderful memories of Toni to cherish.

Posted by Fj    August 16, 2019

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May GOD grant peace and blessings to the Family of our beloved author. I was a great fan of Ms. Morrison, may she have eternal peace.

Posted by C Clemmons - Decatur, GA   August 16, 2019

What a legacy you have left! Thank you!

Posted by Eunice - student   August 16, 2019

We appreciate the legacy Toni left behind. She is truly a queen. Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort you all during this extremely difficult time.

Posted by A friend   August 16, 2019

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Condolences to the entire family!

Posted by S Green - Orlando, FL - acquaintance   August 15, 2019

RIP Ms. Morrison. I have been a life long fan and admirer of your work. Blessings and peace .

Posted by JoAnne Swain - acquaintance   August 15, 2019

I AM SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR DEAR LOVED ONE.

Posted by - OH   August 15, 2019

To the family I am so very sorry for your loss .mrs Morrison was a great person in all area of life she inspired other to follow in her foot steps .her writings will continue to do so .

Posted by Pearl - LA   August 15, 2019

To God you return. Thank you for your great literature - your art had a profound impact on me and inspired me to write. Your words revealed what love is, the "friend of my mind" line will remain with until my journey on earth is no longer.

Posted by Jamiah Adams - Vallejo, CA - friend   August 15, 2019

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My deepest condolences to the family of the best Female Author of African American decent. Your a best selling author in Heaven now.

Posted by Natasha Garvin-Holmes - Savannah, GA   August 15, 2019

Peace....precious to God is the death of one of His Saints. RIH + for truly you left and impressionable mark in the earth that is unmatched.

Posted by Joan Collins - BLOOMINGTON, IL - acquaintance   August 14, 2019

My sincere Condolences to the family of Toni Morrison . The first time I heard her name I was working at the Pa. Historical & Museum Commission I was working in the Division of History Section.. she was ask to be a Keynote Speaker for our Conference on Black History. Unfortunately I never had the change to meet her. I would have loved to had met her in person. She sound like a dynamic person and also a dynamic writer..

She will be missed.

Posted by Jeannie Collins - Harrisburg, PA   August 14, 2019

May Jehovah Bless your beautiful spirit. All the lessons she was here to teach seem infinite. Thank you so very much for the life you lead. We are forever in debt to your genius. May God Bless her family. So Sorry for your loss. Love to you all.

Posted by Denise D Cooper - Fort Worth, TX - student   August 14, 2019

She was the most wonderful woman Ive ever known intelligent smart and generous I will miss her for the rest of my life

Posted by Mark Rohr - Middletown, NY - friend   August 14, 2019

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   August 14, 2019

Dear Morrison Family:

I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   August 14, 2019

Deepest sadness on losing a powerful voice from an intellect such as Ms. Morrison. She spoke and wrote truth for those of us who couldn't or wouldn't. Her documentary Pieces of Me was excellent and I'm so happy I saw the documentary before she transitioned. She continues to live.

Posted by A friend   August 13, 2019

Thank you for your literary creativity and genius. For me, to read one of your books was akways an adventure, not only the narrative but the use of tense, selection of words, symbolism and the life force of your characters. You were loved and will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Gale Fulton - Baltimore, MD   August 13, 2019

Gaby Macaluso
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Posted by Gaby Macaluso - Beverly hills, CA   August 13, 2019

Sweet and precious flower of words you brighten cold days with your wild imagination

Posted by Brenda Brock - Los Angeles, CA - military   August 13, 2019

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R.I.P Toni

Posted by wmc - IL   August 13, 2019

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Rest in heaven.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   August 12, 2019

Was one of the best authors of all time.

Posted by Stephanie Schell - Lakewood, NY   August 12, 2019

Toni Morrison was not just a writer but a literary genius. Her words and literary imagination captured the effects of racial discrimination and inequality in the psyche of the individual. Our world and the world of literature is great because she participated in it. I will forever be a student of the canon she left the world.

Posted by Patrick Louis - Brooklyn, NY - student   August 12, 2019

Toni Morrison left a wonderful legacy and will be missed by many. May you find comfort, strength and peace today, tomorrow and always.

Posted by Monica    August 12, 2019

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Dr. Toni Morrison gave us the gifts of immeasurable reading pleasures, profound knowledge, and an exquisite and lyrical look at our unique Black-life experiences! We LOVED her!
♥♥♥

Ps. Were selfishly hoping that she left us one more book! My relationship to her is simply as a reader of most of her books!

Posted by Linda Chatmon Fedrick - Louisville, KY   August 12, 2019

To the Morrison family, Toni left a legacy and will be missed. May the God of comfort massage your hearts with love, peace and tenderness forever as you cope with your loss.

Posted by - CA   August 12, 2019

To the writer who taught me listen to the written words. Your words will live on with your embodied legacy. Thank you for your wisdom.

Posted by Robin Graham - 1377 George Street, NJ - student   August 12, 2019

Rest In Peace

Posted by A friend   August 12, 2019

Toni Morrison was, indeed, God's gracious gift to humanity. Her presence on this earth called me to honor language as sacred and holy. Her language called on each me to actively embrace my humanity, to treat others as I want to be treated and to understand why I must love children into not wanting to have eyes that are not their own. Every semester I impart upon my students a literary right of passage, "The Bluest Eye." "The Bluest Eye" is, indeed, the book that wraps my heart--it is the literary blood flowing through my veins. I shall miss Toni Morrison; I am committed to sharing her work with my students as long as I have breath that flows. I imagine Toni Morrison is resting and the angels are loving on her as she loved humanity.

Posted by Ramona Hyman - Huntsville, AL - coworker   August 11, 2019

Posted by Victoria Castillo - Monmouth Junction, NJ - friend   August 11, 2019

Dr. Toni Morrison you were my gift, my mentor, my encourager and the truth.
You came in the spring season of my life, and help me blossom. I dare not think what my life would have become without the lessons of life and language you taught. I will hold you in my thoughts and spirit until we meet again dear friend sister Queen. Rise In Power

Posted by Wynuna Boston - East Orange, NJ - student   August 11, 2019

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Posted by C. L. - FL   August 11, 2019

Im so sad that shes gone, I remember her when I was 18 years old, I dated her late son Slade, he was my first love, when I first met her. I didnt know she was a writer but she was so nice To me, she encouraged me to never let anyone hide who I am, she made me feel so welcomed in her home, which was so beautiful and peaceful, I was so honored to have met her. She was so loved and will be missed.

Posted by Rosa Mahone - Durham, NC - friend   August 11, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to Toni Morrisons family and dear friends. May you be consoled by knowing that God has the power to bind up the broken hearted and to comfort all who mourn.

Posted by Angel - MD   August 11, 2019

What a contribution you made to the lives of many and history in general. It is with sincere condolences that I extend this message. I also pray for the comfort and strength of those closest to you who mourn your passing.

Posted by A friend   August 11, 2019

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My deepest sympathy to the Morrison family and friends. Ms. Toni Morrison was a great writer who will always be remembered, and missed.

Posted by Gussie Williams - Atlanta, GA   August 11, 2019

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To the Family, Friends, Book Fans of the BELOVED
DR.TONI MORRISON Deserves to hear our LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST say to her WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT, WELL DONE! There is no sorrow that HEAVEN CANNOT HEAL! Look to JESUS CHRIST AND LIVE! GOD BLESS YOU ALL, Love Jacquelyn E. Jenkins (formerly of Pittsburgh, PA)

Posted by Jacquelyn Jenkins - Upper Marlboro, MD - friend   August 11, 2019

Your insurmountable contribution to our lives through your genius will remain with us always and through the generations...

Posted by Ro Ea - student   August 11, 2019

Thoughts and prayers to the Morrison family and friends, what an amazing talent! This is a truly loss that will be felt by many. May God be with you all as you go through this very difficult time.

Posted by RB    August 11, 2019

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To this family,
My sincere condolences to you all at the going home of this TRAILBLAZER. I constantly refer to many passages included in her many great works. I will continue to embrace the wisdom found throughout the pages there in.
Gloria A. Coleman-Brown

Posted by gloria a. coleman-brown - marrero, LA   August 11, 2019

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Thank you for leaving us a legacy, Rest in peace
Condolences to the Family
Ms.Lee

Posted by Lee Chiles - San Diego, CA   August 10, 2019

RIP Dr. Morrison.You will live on thorough your work/literature which has touched each of us who have read it.You have made us so proud to be African Americans. I pray that God will help your family at this difficult time.

Posted by Veronica Heaird - Shaker heights, OH   August 10, 2019

Professor Morrison the matriarch of Black inspiration and strength. I embrace you for every written and spoken word. My sincere, heartfelt condolences to family (especially Slade) and friends.

Posted by Joyce Henderson - Seattle, WA   August 10, 2019

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You will be missed!

Posted by Taylor - Jacksonville, FL   August 10, 2019

Sending our deepest condolences to her entire family. From Eva Montgomery Harris and Priscilla Montgomery of Lorain, OH

Posted by Priscilla Montgomery - Lorain, OH   August 10, 2019

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Lovely woman lovely words and have a lovely life. Rest in HEAVEN

Posted by Margaret Kennedy - Jacksonville, IL   August 10, 2019

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Posted by Alishia - SC   August 10, 2019

Mercy! A giant and mighty oak has fallen but remains a constant voice even from the ancestral realm empowering us to be our best selves. All praises to Toni Morrison who reminds us that "If you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else." May we walk in the wisdom of her profound words with grace.

Posted by ANNETTE TEASDELL - Charlotte, NC   August 10, 2019

My heart is broken, but rejoicing for our Beloved Toni Morrison.

Posted by Rene Marinez - Tucson, AZ   August 10, 2019

Your MEMORY OF BOOKS WILL LOVE FOREVER...A TRUE AUTHOR..

Posted by Carla Williams - LOUISVILLE, KY   August 10, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by DOROTHY WILLIAMS - ALLEN, TX - significant_other   August 09, 2019

Dear Professor Morrison:

You are now among the pantheon of great African-American writers: Baldwin; Hughes; Angelou; Wright; Walker (Margaret); Haley; Bambara; and others. Your works will live on forever.

Rest in peace!

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2019

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Wisdom extends and embraced for a lifetime

Posted by Carla E Williams    August 09, 2019

She is family. May she rest in majestic power always. Her genius like her spirit is immortal. Rereading Beloved right now.

Posted by Aishah Whitaker - Brooklyn, NY   August 09, 2019

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I legend has gotten her wings. I am truly blessed to have lived in a time to read her books. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Angela Gibbs - Morristown, NJ   August 09, 2019

She was loved!

Posted by N Y    August 09, 2019

Ms. Morrison left a huge void in the earth realm. I just want to say thank you for writing about "us" as a people. RIP

Posted by Alice Johnson - Rocky Mount, NC   August 09, 2019

Thank you Toni Morrison for every word you have written and for every book that you edited and every life that you have ever touched and inspired. We need to ask, why at this precise moment in the human experience and our nation, God has chosen to shine the brightest possible light on your great mind and spirit. Rest in Peace and know that the power of your words will continue the work for the healing of our nation.

Posted by Cheryl Townsend Gilkes - Waterville, ME   August 09, 2019

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Thank you for sharing yourself with us.

Posted by Angela Spinner - Bowie, MD   August 09, 2019

Your legacy will live on forever.

Posted by Sheila Welsh - classmate   August 09, 2019

Sorry for your loss ,there is hope for the future of everlasting life and the comfort of Almighty God

Posted by Ym - TX   August 09, 2019

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RIP......

Posted by A friend   August 09, 2019

My deepest condolence to family and friends of Mrs. Morrison for your great loss. John 6: 40

Posted by - neighbor   August 09, 2019

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Agnes Dziak - Boston, MA - neighbor   August 08, 2019

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Rest well and thank you so much

Posted by AmariYah Israel - Cleveland, OH   August 08, 2019

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Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by Camella Ford - Houston, TX   August 08, 2019

Rest in heaven ❤

Posted by Norma Weldon - Charleston, WV   August 08, 2019

Toni Morrison you sparked a flame in every aspiring writers life that left a legacy with every Negro, Colored, Black, African-American writer to tell our own stories, share our own truths and to live and walk the path of creativity and purpose via writing. Thank you for putting pen to paper that changed the future! Rest Well. -Anfra/Author/Poet/Speaker/Talk Show Host

Posted by Anfra Boyd - Memphis, TN - friend   August 08, 2019

A great and inspiring writer, may your soul rest in perfect peace.

Posted by George Frempong - Halifax, NS   August 08, 2019

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Dr. Morrison,
It is with a heavy heart, I accept the responsibility to perpetuate your legacy as a legend and faithfully honor you as an ancestor.

Posted by Donna Winters - Newburgh, NY - student   August 08, 2019

Remembering your great love story today and always.

Posted by Lillie Salter - Tallahassee, FL   August 08, 2019

Your creativity will always be cherished and live forever. RIP

Posted by Valencia Miles - Richmond, VA   August 08, 2019

Rest in peace and blessings for your literary
legacy that you left to the world.

Posted by Delores Wright - Chester, PA - teacher   August 08, 2019

Her legacy will live on in all of us who loved her writings. May God bless her family, friends and readers! She is writing a new story in heaven!

Posted by Judith Johnson - Bradenton, FL   August 08, 2019

Thank You for all you have given us - may you rest in perfect peace!

Posted by A friend   August 08, 2019

Thank you for providing a voice for a story that had not been told, and, making sure the voice was heard...

Posted by William Ligon - Gallatin, TN   August 08, 2019

She was a Queen Mother of literature that touch so many people with unwavering unapologetic Blackness. Love her to life. Let her spirit live on,.....Rest in Peace . For her family thank you for sharing her to the world My Condolences.

Posted by Ina Norris - Bronx, NY - acquaintance   August 08, 2019

The world has truly lost a valuable light, rest on my sister in the Lord you deserve it

Posted by Frances Smallwood - Columbus, OH - friend   August 07, 2019

Thanks for the contribution you made and the legacy you leave behind. Deepest sympathy to your family. Rest In Peace!

Posted by Gwen Freeney - Birmingham, AL   August 07, 2019

I AM A YOUNG, BLACK MAN FROM MISSISSIPPI!!!!!!! AND I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL TIMES INFINITY TO "DR. MORRISON" FOR ALWAYS GETTING ME THROUGH THE MOST TOUGHEST/ROUGHEST TRIBULATIONS OF LIFE!!!!!!! THERE IS NEVER A MOMENT THAT I LET A DAY GO BY WITHOUT REFLECTING ON HOW I CAN GROW TO BE PURER, MORE PATIENT, KINDER, AND WALK IN A GREATER SPIRIT OF LOVE TO ALL WOMEN AND MEN......AND IT IS TO DR. MORRISON THAT I CONSTANTLY LOOK TO AND STUDY IN AN ENORMITY OF SOLITUDE AS THE ULTIMATE AND SUPREME GUIDE FOR HOW ONE LOVES HIS FELLOW BROTHER IN HUMANITY WITH A POWERFUL INTENSITY AND LIGHT!!!!
MY HEART IS SO FULL OF "DEEP" AND "WIDE" SORROW, FOR THE LOSS OF SUCH A MAJESTIC GIANT AND EVEN MORESO, MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL ON EARTH!!!!!!
IT IS MY SINCEREST OF PRAYERS THAT DR. MORRISON'S SON AND FAMILY BE BLESSED WITH INFINITE AND METEORIC AND TOWERING BLESSINGS FOREVER AND FOREVER AND FOREVER!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU TO THE SKY DR. MORRISON!!!!!! I LOVE YOU TO THE SKY DR. MORRISON!!!!!! I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU I LOVE YOU TO THE SKY DR. MORRISON!!!!!!!

Posted by CHRISTOPHER TOBIAS - JACKSON, MS   August 07, 2019

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Extending my deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends, associates and admires.

Artis Ac Hudson Sr

Posted by - Macn, GA   August 07, 2019

Heartfelt condolences to the family. Your beloved Mother left a remarkable legacy and we know that you all are so very proud of her accomplishments! Love! Peace!

Mel James, Baton Rouge, LA.

Posted by A friend   August 07, 2019

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THANK YOU!!! May you REST IN PEACE.

Posted by Tamara M Tolliver - Pittsburgh, PA   August 07, 2019

Posted by Westwood Area Memphis, TN    August 07, 2019

Sending my condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our loved ones is never easy but may the love of family and friends that surround you, soften your grief. May the God of all comfort, help you during this difficult time.

Posted by - Surprise, AZ   August 07, 2019

Your dignity, elegance, talent, and strength will always be remembered, and your record of achievement will serve as your legacy for centuries to come.

Posted by Soror Zelia Brown - Missouri City, TX   August 07, 2019

I am truly saddened to hear of Dr. Morrison's death. Her words will always be an inspiration to African American women everywhere for they introduce us to our culture, our history, and ourselves. May the God of all comfort walk this family through your bereavement period helping you to love and console each other knowing that he cares deeply for you and your pain.

Posted by - Miami, FL   August 07, 2019

My Condolences to the Family. Earth has no Sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal!

Posted by Arthur Tigner - Birmingham, AL   August 07, 2019

Toni Morrisons Sula conveys an understanding of beyond good and evil like that of William Blake. She was a classic writer in the universal sense like Sophocles.

Posted by J Gorski - Alexandria   August 07, 2019

Rest In Peace, Toni Morrison. My condolences to family and friends. God bless your loving spirit. You made your mark. We love you.

Posted by Linda Travers Inglima - Anchorage, AK   August 07, 2019

Rest in power you craftier of words and teller of stories.

Posted by Karen Owes - New York, NY - acquaintance   August 07, 2019

TO THE FAMILY OF DR. TONI MORRISON;

I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF DR. MORRISON. ITS TIMES LIKE THIS WHEN WE LOSE SOMEONE WE LOVE, THAT LIFE CAN BE NOT ONLY A CHALLENGE BUT ALSO DIFFICULT TO BEAR. MAY YOU FIND COMFORT KNOWING THAT GOD IS AWARE OF YOUR PAIN AND MAY HE GIVE YOU THE STRENGTH NEEDED AS YOU CONTINUE ON THIS JOURNEY OF LIFE.

RESPECTFULLY,


EDO, ILLINOIS

Posted by A friend   August 07, 2019

i had a maternal grandmother named Sula, the name of one of your books and often got solicitations from you for the Southern Poverty Law Center and I didn't even mind when they didn't send the gift book from Morris Dees since I heard from the nobel prize winner herself...multiple times. Hope accolades enough to see you through the ages.

Posted by Carl Monroe - Washington, DC - acquaintance   August 07, 2019

Rest in Peace Beautiful Soul.. Your presence will definitely be missed.. To Your Family I offer my condolences and prayers for GOD's Love, Strength and Comfort as you suffer the loss of your Loved one.

Posted by Aulanda Banks - MI   August 07, 2019

My deep condolences Morrison family. As you grieve may precious memories soothe you. May God's care comfort you.- 1Peter5:7

Posted by Tina - Flowood   August 07, 2019

I'm a Rutgers alum. I remember this woman as being the consummate storyteller. How we should treasure all our English teachers. The architect of the language in modern times.

Posted by Kim Libera - Middletown, CT   August 07, 2019

Thank you, Ms. Morrison, for your teaching, and for all the keen intelligence, hope, and love expressed in your art. Your name will live as long as we all do. May your family be comforted by that.

Posted by Marisa Januzzi-Thomas - Demarest, NJ - friend   August 07, 2019

WOW!...Ms. Morrison will truly be missed by so many who followed her and her works! What a true talent we have lost! My condolences to her family, friends, and fans around the world. May you Rest in Peace Ms. Morrison

Posted by Debbie Richerson - Raleigh, NC   August 07, 2019

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Thank you Toni, for help shaping the lives of me and my family. Pamela Yeung , from Aruba Netherlands

Posted by Pamela Yeung - Stafford, VA - friend   August 07, 2019

I'm really saddened by this news. Ms. Morrison was an awesome writer. I've enjoyed so many of her books. My prayers and condolences to her family and friends.

Posted by Loretha Jones - Memphis, TN   August 07, 2019

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Posted by Will Hargrove - Gary, IN   August 07, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Posted by Eva Huddleston - Kalamazoo, MI   August 07, 2019

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Heartfelt condolences to the Morrison family. Sincerely my hero and inspiration. May you rest in the bosom of God.

Posted by Margaret A. Coates - Glen Burnie, MD   August 07, 2019

My condolences to the Morrison Family. I grew up reading Ms. Morrison's books. She was a stellar story teller. I thank her for her beautiful work and she will be missed. May the God of all comfort provide you all the strength to cope with your loss loss.

Posted by A friend   August 07, 2019

Ms Morrison you was a great person and writer, may your legacy be a inspiration to others

Posted by Carolyn Hedgepeth - Leland, NC   August 07, 2019

Hi how are you I was writing to you to give my condolences. RIP. I will.miss her. She seemed like a nice person. I loved her writings. Take care bye.

Posted by Jody Brachman - Lake Zurich, IL - acquaintance   August 07, 2019

Posted by susan Johnson - Fort Wayne, IN   August 07, 2019

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Posted by Ann Stokman - Greendale, WI   August 07, 2019

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Posted by karen smith - gainesville, GA   August 07, 2019

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Ms. Morrison...Thank You for sharing your story with the world!

Posted by Corey Mathis - Charlotte, NC   August 07, 2019

Your Majesty,
Take your rest job well done.

Posted by LBS - Ladson, SC   August 07, 2019

Toni Morrison scholar, professor , teacher ,sister may you move on in God's hands ....

Posted by Armando Alleyne - BROOKLYN, NY   August 07, 2019

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Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   August 06, 2019

Sincere condolences to the Morrison family, sorry for this loss of great author, may Almighty God be with you all during this time of mourning.

Posted by A friend   August 06, 2019

Ms. Morrison, you are my favorite writer. It took me 10 years to make it farther than the first sentence of Beloved, which was my first exposure to your magnificence, grace, boldness and courage. When I completed it, it became my favorite novel. Four of the characters came into my life and lived with me for 1 or 2 weeks 24/7. You will always be with me. Much love.

Posted by Vicki Barker - MI   August 06, 2019

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Dear Morrison Family Rory and I wish to extend our condolences's to the Morrison Family and she'll surely be missed.luv,faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA   August 06, 2019

My favorite author of all time ever!

Posted by Deborah Prevo - Cleveland, OH   August 06, 2019



It's God's Will And We Must Comply
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.

Life is uncertain,
But as sure as we are born one day we must die
Sometimes we sit and wonder why
The fact is it's God's will and we must comply.

Throughout our lives we live through happiness and sadness
And many toils and strife
And when our earthly life is over we enter into our eternal life

Whenever a loved one or friend makes their earthly depart
It is natural for it to bring hurt and sorrow to our heart
And to deal with our loss we grieve, mourn, and cry
In all essence we must remember this is God's will
And we all must comply

For those of us that are left behind
We must cherish the special memories
And keep them all in mind
Just remember it is not for
us to question why we have to die
It's God's will and we all have to comply

May God Bless and comfort all of you

Posted by MR. &MRS. CHARLES G TURNER,Sr.& FAMILY - Fountain, CO   August 06, 2019

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Peace.

Posted by Glen James Hausfeld - Minneapolis, MN   August 06, 2019

"The act of writing, is the intention of it. The root . . . is liberation."

I'm not sure of the author of this quotation, but assuredly, the estimable Ms. Morrison, what with her indelible works, achieved this [exhaled] liberation.

Posted by Charles Sullivan - Newport News, VA   August 06, 2019

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Posted by Cynthia Herd - SOUTH HADLEY, MA   August 06, 2019

To Ms Morrison's family may GOD comfort you with HIS love during this difficult time. Ms Morrison's gifted work will influence and entertain many for years to come. Her physical body is silent but her body of work will go on. Thank GOD for her talent and thank you for sharing her with the world.

Posted by Rita Smith - Louisville, KY   August 06, 2019

Dearest TONI MORRISON,
I hope you can read this from your resting place in Heaven.
I've read all of your wonderful and beautifully written books. One of my favorite writers. (The other from an entirely different gendre,
John Grisham, I'm sure you liked him too). I felt I knew you personally. In my head, you were my friend, just like Oprah and Gayle.
I will miss you like a member of the family. I send my condolences to all that loved you.
You are an Angel in Heaven now.
You experienced God welcoming you with open arms and the palm of his hand. Now you can rest.
I so admired you.
Ebby, FL

Posted by A friend   August 06, 2019

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A Beautiful SOUL, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from this place we call earth. A gifted writer who always wrote about AFRICAN AMERICAN experiences. Farewell our "BELOVED" angel fly slowly towards the upper world. Fans will forever keep Toni's memory in our thoughts and hearts. ....PRAYERS and BLESSINGS to the family

Posted by Valenda Newell - INDIANAPOLIS, IN   August 06, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family. I always enjoyed reading her works immensely.

Posted by Cheryll Felder - El Paso, TX   August 06, 2019

RIP Toni you will be missed V

Posted by Vernon Brown - Wichita, KS   August 06, 2019

I would not be a novelist today if not for this amazing writer. I saw her and heard her speak many times but never met her. And yet she influenced me and encouraged me more than any other writer. She gave me permission to tell my story, my way. We have lost a treasure. I feel this loss as if she were a member of my family and a literary mother.

Posted by Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa - Bronx, NY   August 06, 2019

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   August 06, 2019

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My deepest condolences to her family. She was quite a lady and wonderful author. She will truly be missed but not forgotten as her books live on. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

Posted by Kay Reckord Ames - Eureka, CA   August 06, 2019

Family:

My deepest condolence for your lost of a beautiful women. May God give you the strength to carry on for she is with our Lord God.

Blessed be our God, for Ms. Morrison is in heaven with her beautiful smile & singing with her beautiful voice.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Posted by Juanita Janey - Brockton, MA   August 06, 2019

The world lost another "bright light". However, her "light" will continue to shine through all those she has touched and will continue to touch, through her written word.

Posted by Vonnie Graffam - Gorham, ME   August 06, 2019

My deepest condolences for the family. She was inspirational and encouraging when it comes to her writing. She will truly be missed and we thank her for all she gave to us in her form of writing.

Posted by Angel Jones - New Orleans, LA   August 06, 2019

I offer my deepest sympathies to Ms Morrison's family. What a beautiful legacy of writing Ms Morrison has left for the world.

Posted by C S - Charlotte, NC   August 06, 2019

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   August 06, 2019

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Posted by virginia Thrasher - athens, GA - acquaintance   August 06, 2019

A most awesome talented woman, writing and expressing from her beautiful, honest, and truthful heart! I didn't know her personally, or beyond the surface, but appreciated and loved her through her very public 'works'. May her classic pieces be experienced by many for perpetuity!

Posted by KAREN MCKILLIP - Wilmington, DE - student   August 06, 2019

My deepest condolences. A beautiful soul graced this earth and is now clothed in perfection with Jesus her Savior.

Posted by James Walker - Burlington, NC   August 06, 2019

A very loved and greatly respected woman. May our Heavenly Father be a great source of lasting comfort to those closest to her.

Posted by A friend   August 06, 2019