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    TX - Sisters brawl over heirloom jewels at funeral home

    Woman attacks her sister at their mother's funeral in battle over family heirloom jewels
    A 'catfight' between two sisters at their mother's funeral broke out Monday following a dispute over missing jewellery.

    Funeral home staff looked on in horror as the two women exchanged blows during a private visitation in a Texas funeral home.

    Kilgore Police said Kimberley Lynn Briggs grabbed her older sister Debra Gail Goff by the hair and punched her several times.

    The 45-year-old also shoved her sister to the floor before staff at the Chapel of the Radar Funeral Home managed to pull them apart.

    It is believed a dispute over the whereabouts of their mother's jewellery was at the centre of their fight.
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    I imagine they planned to spend their inheritance on home improvement - whitewall tires.
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    I have seen pretty ugly behavior between family members when one of my patients has died. MAny times. One family even went so far as to put 3-M sticky notes on very antique in a woman's home with their names on them so they would be "sure" to get what they wanted when she died. And this woman was the AUNT of those 2 women, FGS! The sticky notes had been affixed about a year earlier, I took care of this woman for 3 years and when I left she hadn't died yet, so all that furniture sats for 4+years with their tacky notes on it. disgusting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STANDREID View Post
    I imagine they planned to spend their inheritance on home improvement - whitewall tires.
    LOL!! I liked a quote that someone left at the end of the article-- "From the looks of the woman in the photo, my guess is her family heirloom jewels are from Walmart!"

    I think stuff like this happens all of the time. Emotions run high when people are dealing with a death in the family and if you have a relative (I think a lot of us do) who is selfish and greedy, things can get out of hand quickly. I am sure funeral directors have all kinds of stories about this type of thing happening.

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    I knew a woman like that ... until I saw her behavior when her mother died. While her mother was on her death bed, she went to the house, put on all the jewelery and pranced around saying "all mine". After her mother died, her father wanted to have the jewelery, as each piece was given to his wife on a special occassion. He wanted to decide what to do with it. She had pocketed all the jewelery before the body was cold. Her father went to her house several times to try to retrieve the jewelery ... I have no idea what eventually happened, but I suspect the daughter converted it to cash before anyone knew what happened. If that's how people feel about the loss of a parent, it wouldn't take much for them to shove a friend under a moving bus if it meant they could steal the shoes off your feet.

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    Sick all I can say.




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    I had to check the names in the story to make sure it wasn't my sis in law.

    After my mom's funeral, she started wearing my mother's clothes. Creeped me out. Twice, during the settling of my mom's will, my sil was detained, once by hospital security and another by a court bailiff, because she was going to assault me. She was angry that she and my brother had to bring back all of the things they removed from my mom's house. Even at my grandmother's funeral she kept talking about what 'she was gonna get' after the funeral. It was the one and only time I have ever threatened bodily harm. I don't regret it, now they live several states away and I like that.

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    Isn't it amazing how crazed people get at such a sad time?? It happened in my family. My mom only had a few pieces of jewelry, and the only other thing of value my mom had was a set of silver that was given to her as a young bride. My oldest sister had to have it. She kept telling everyone after my mom died (like, minutes after) that since she was the oldest, it went to her. I was too heartsick over losing my mom to even acknowledge her and her idiotic claims. Later, middle sister went through her house and scooped up all the jewelry.

    My oldest sister has the silver. She has never used it, to the best of my knowledge. I have often wondered if she plans to be buried with it.

    My middle sister has the jewelry, and she, at least, has felt guilty over her behavior.

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    Other than the fact it never came to blows, this is not a lot different than my father in laws funeral last year. Had it been any other occasion my wife and I would have walked out. I could not believe the senseless arguing over his wares with him lying 10 ft away in a casket. How proud he must have been ...... NOT!
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    Smile My mom

    My mom has solved this fighting by giving us heirlooms while she is still here to enjoy seeing us wear it.. Bless her heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbieNormal View Post
    I have seen pretty ugly behavior between family members when one of my patients has died. MAny times. One family even went so far as to put 3-M sticky notes on very antique in a woman's home with their names on them so they would be "sure" to get what they wanted when she died. And this woman was the AUNT of those 2 women, FGS! The sticky notes had been affixed about a year earlier, I took care of this woman for 3 years and when I left she hadn't died yet, so all that furniture sats for 4+years with their tacky notes on it. disgusting.
    There are sticky notes all over my parents home----on the back of the antiques and valuables. They were put there by my parents! Theynwant to be sure everyone knows whom they wish each piece to go to.

    Sadly, family fights over whom inherits what aren't rare. When my husband's grandparents died, there were numerous knock-down-drag-out fights. The will stipulated that each heir inherit two acres of land, but it did not stipulate which heir would get what two acres......turns out almost everybody wanted the same two acres.

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    Ya'll are scaring me....especially since my step-dad just asked me to be the executer of his will

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    i know it isn't funny, but i swear i had flashes of a tyler perry movie when i read the title of this thread.

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    In my family, some stuff gets divided in advance and other stuff goes by rotation ... oldest to youngest, everyone takes a turn until it's all gone. The poor woman that died must have only had one thing and thus the ruckus under the casket.

    Note to self: make sure there is at least one thing for each of the children before dying

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    Lol at the tyres : ).

    When my grandmother died my (notoriously) greedy aunt was the same..."I'm going to get..." Before her death my grandmother told my mother she didn't want her getting a hold of an antique silver locket which had a picture of my great-grandmother (who died when my grandmother was 6) insode it to go to my aunt. My mother knew she was going to ask about it and it would lead to a fight so did what she thought best: It went in the casket then we watched as the funeral director sealed it. Later that day after she'd been buried, we were at the wake when my auntie asked about all of her *new baubles* and my mum simply said "Well, you're going to need a shovel..." The sad thing is we half expected her to do it!

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