Siblings Publish Hilariously Witty First-Person Obituary of Late Mom | “I Finally Have the Smoking Hot Body”
This woman's side-splitting obituary note made her famous post-demise. According to CBC, Sybil Hicks passed away peacefully on February 2, 2019 at the age of 81. When she died, her children realized that a simple and forgettable obituary would not suffice. Their mother had been suffering from Alzheimer's for years and the quick-witted and outspoken person everyone knew her to be had slowly succumbed to the disease. To honor their mom, the siblings decided to write a sarcastic and funny first-person obituary in honor of their mother.
“We just thought that when she passed, we really didn't want to have this sort of boilerplate template obituary,” Brian Hicks, the second oldest of Sybil’s five children explained to the outlet. He and his sisters Barbara and Brenda wrote the obituary which was equally humorous and heartfelt. The note begins with a dig at Sybil's husband. “It hurts me to admit it but I, Mrs. Ron Hicks from Baysville, have passed away. I leave behind my loving husband, Ron Hicks whom I often affectionately referred to as a ‘Horse's A**,'” the obituary read.
The last word. Obit in today’s @TheSpec “I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted...having been cremated.” pic.twitter.com/YQFOjRJjL8— Jim Poling (@PolingRecord) February 5, 2019
From Sybil’s POV, the obituary continues to make fun of her children as well. “I also left behind my children whom I tolerated over the years; Bob (with Carol) my oldest son and also my favorite. Brian (with Ginette) who was the Oreo cookie favorite and Brenda AKA ‘Hazel' who would run to clean the bathrooms when she heard company was coming. Barbara (with Gordon), the ever Miss Perfect and finally Baby Bruce who wouldn't eat homemade turkey soup because he didn't want to be alert looking for bones while he ate.”
I LOVE this. Someone needs to write a story about Sybil, although it may not be as well done as Sybil herself... Paging @dandundas or @Markatthespec...— Brian Bradley (@brianjbradley) February 6, 2019
R.I.P. Sybil! It was a pleasure to meet you, if only through your very own obituary. Blessings to your family.— donna flick (@Fujikatsan) February 6, 2019
My all time favorite obituary.— Myra Estes Avery (@EaveryMyra) February 9, 2019
The obituary note managed to gain a lot of popularity ever since it was posted on Twitter by @PolingRecord and a few netizens even hailed it as the "best obituary ever." Loaded with a bunch of inside jokes and cremation puns, the note can help us figure out that the real Sybil might have been a fun person to hang out with. “I finally have the smoking hot body I have always wanted…having been cremated," the obituary reads towards the end and we bet that helped the note go viral on social media. As the sweet lady was laid to rest, it is certain that she will be remembered for more than just her sense of humor.
According to the outlet, the late woman worked as a nurse and helped her husband run a school bus company in Baysville for 20 years. Sybil also used to sew vests for the local Lion's Club where she was a member and loved gardening. "She was a kind-hearted person, always had a smile," Brian said. Well, Sybil might have gone off to “swim to the buoy and back,” but she has managed to gain a few fans with a note reflecting her persona. May she rest in peace and continue to amass more fans for this witty note.
Sybil must have been a LOT of fun. Condolences to her family and friends who must miss her dearly.— Desperada (@dsprada) February 7, 2019
I think I love this lady. Her horse’s ass husband is being comforted by “his special friend, Dorothy.” I.e. I knew your were cheating. Now everyone else does, too. LOL!— I know I never think before I jump! (@MereMother) February 9, 2019
I only wish to have this much class and cheek as I too swim off to the buoy and back. Congratulations on having an awesome Mom @Bruce35dc @Muskokabh— JillAgainTravels (@JillAgainTravel) April 22, 2019