Daughter uses viral obituary to help memorialize her 104-year-old mother

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CHESTER, Va. – These days, it seems that everyone is trying to make moments in their lives more remarkable than ever before, even in death.

When Dorothy Stewart McElhaney died at 104-years-old, her family wanted her obituary to be just as special as she was.

They found inspiration in another woman’s obituary, which went viral after her death.

Emily Debrayda Phillips died just 29 days after being diagnosed with cancer.

She was 69-years-old.

Before her death, she was able to write her own obituary, which was sentimental and hilarious at the same time.

McElhaney’s daughter decided to use some of Phillips’ words to make a lasting impression of her mother.

After reading her obituary, many people noticed the similarities between the writings.

Click here to read McElhaney’s obituary.

However, the Phillips family says there are no hard feelings.

After all, they say that imitation is a form of flattery.

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