Teacher’s Sassy Obituary For Herself Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons

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Florida school teacher Emily Phillips, who died March 25 at 69 after battling pancreatic cancer, wrote a spirited obituary for herself that has gone viral since running in the Florida Times-Union on Tuesday.

Here are some of the most memorable lines from Phillips, a proud mother, grandmother and wife (or, as she referred to herself, “Grand Diva Of All Things Domestic”):

• “It pains me to admit it, but apparently, I have passed away.”

• “Once again I didn’t get things my way.”

• “So…I was born; I blinked; and it was over. No buildings named after me; no monuments erected in my honor.”

• “Today I am happy and I am dancing. Probably naked.”

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