The grown children who wrote the world's most scathing obituary for their mother did an interview and confirmed that nope, it wasn't a joke, but they never expected it to go viral.
Katherine Reddick, who today works in education in Texas, described a
horrific childhood that she and her brothers and sisters endured. Moved
from California to Las Vegas to eventually live in an orphanage in
Carson City, she described being abused for years by her mother and in
multiple foster homes. Reddick said she slept on the floors of places
where her mother ran escort businesses.
It sounds like they lived a really horrific childhood.
From 1963 to 1964, six of Johnson-Reddick’s children were admitted to the Nevada Children’s Home in Carson City, the long-standing orphanage that closed in 1992.
The children lived there until they either turned 18, joined the military, got married or were ordered to go back and live with their mother... “We were constantly physically, mentally abused even after being taken away and put in the children’s home,” Patrick Reddick said during his testimony in 1987. He said that on weekends, they were sent home to an office on Court Street in Reno, sometimes lined up and beaten with a steel-tipped belt.
No wonder they wrote her that obit. (RGJ.com)