Obituary Says Woman 'Chose' Death Over Voting For Trump or Clinton
A recently departed Virginia woman faced with the prospect of having Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House instead chose to die, according to her obituary.
Mary Anne Alfriend Noland passed away Sunday at age 68 after a battle with lung cancer. Her obituary was posted Tuesday morning on The Richmond-Times Dispatch website.
The obituary opens with the bold statement: "Faced with the prospect of voting for either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, Mary Anne Noland of Richmond chose, instead, to pass into the eternal love of God.”
The obituary goes on to say. “A faithful child of God, Mary Anne devoted her life to sharing the love she received from Christ with all whose lives she touched as a wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, friend and nurse.”
She is survived by her husband, 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 3 siblings.
Noland's husband admitted to WWBT that he penned the opening line of the obituary with one of their sons. Rather than a dig at either presidential candidate, the obit was intended as a way for Noland's children to carry on her sense of humor, he said.
But it's not the first obituary to reference the race for the White House.
Earlier this month, Carl Crocetti of Massachusetts asked his friends and family not to vote for Hillary Clinton as his last wish.
"Carl requested in lieu of flowers that people elect NOT to vote for Hillary Clinton in the presidential election in November," his obituary reads.
In January, Jeffrey Cohen of Pittsburgh outlined his dying wish – do not vote for Donald Trump.
"Jeffrey would ask that in lieu of flowers, please do not vote for Donald Trump," that obituary read.
Earlier that same month, Ernest Overbey of Richmond, Virginia lost his battle to cancer. He requested that his loved ones vote for Trump in his obit.
Trump was so touched by the gesture, he tweeted about it.