Emily Phillips from Florida, who was 69, died of pancreatic cancer recently. She knew it was coming and she wrote her own obituary. She started with, "It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away." 

Emily DeBrayda Phillips -Florida Times Unio
Emily DeBrayda Phillips -Florida Times Unio

People who never knew Emily or would ever have a chance to meet her, fell in love with her after reading about her life. She mixed humor with memories and moved thousands of people...strangers who were touched.

She died just 29 days after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She was a teacher, a mother and wife for 47 years and a hell of a writer.


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