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A self-written obituary by a woman from Chicago has gone viral for its wise words.
Stacy Lois Oliver penned her obituary before passing away at the age of 52 on October 4, 2020. Two years earlier, she was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disorder. According to her doctors, there was no cure for her condition, and it would get worse quickly. According to Stacy’s husband, Jeff, when she found out that she did not have much time left to live, she decided to express her thoughts immediately by writing her own obituary.
In her obituary, Stacy shared life lessons, encouraging people to enjoy the moment and stop worrying. She also advised people to smile more and to try and experience new things.
Stacy also wrote about how she spent almost her entire life in Chicago. Although she worked as a university employee for 21 years, she did not limit herself to one profession. She wore many hats: she was an actress, singer, dancer, jewelry maker, and baker.
Jeff said he can feel his wife’s zest for life when he reads her obituary. According to him, his late wife was very energetic yet focused. Jeff also shared that Stacy had a lot of self-confidence, which she used to make other people feel good about themselves too.
Although Jeff is having a difficult time with the loss of his wife, he said it is comforting to know that Stacy’s words of wisdom continue to have a positive impact on others.