So they decided to write a blunt, yet honest, obituary that has since gotten a lot of attention online.
Read the words below!
“Molly Alice Parks, age 24, who most currently resided in Manchester, NH, passed away as the result of a heroin overdose,” the obituary reads.
When police showed up at the home of Molly’s father, Tom Parks and stepmother, Pat Noble, in Saco, Maine, they instantly knew what happened.
Before the officer could even speak, Parks said, “You’re here because of Molly.”
Just the weekend before, Molly had visited Parks. She held a job delivering pies and had attended community college until her heroin addiction took a turn for the worst.
The couple loved the young woman and remembered her affectionately.
“(She was) quirky. She liked goofy outfits, but she was fashionable, but goofy, and very funny and fun-loving,” Noble said.
Although the obituary was blunt, it also included many of Molly’s positive attributes.
“She enjoyed theater, fashion, reading – especially Harry Potter, and will always be remembered for fearless personality and her trademark red lipstick.”
Unfortunately, Molly made “a bad decision” to get into heroin.
Her battle with the drug had lasted five years, but her first overdose was in this past August. But then she overdosed several more times and had gone to rehab three times this autumn.
“She fought her addiction to heroin for at least five years and had experienced a near fatal overdose before. Molly’s family truly loved her and tried to be as supportive as possible as she struggled with the heroin epidemic that has been so destructive to individuals and families in her age bracket.”
Since the blunt obituary was written, it has gone viral.
“From all this Facebook stuff, people from all over – Arizona, New York, Illinois. People on it asking us questions. People with relatives on it saying stuff to us,” Noble said.
If you know someone addicted to drugs, Parks offers a few words of advice.
“Don’t believe that your addict is clean. Don’t do it. You have to be diligent. Stay right on top of them,” he said.
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