Cresy Mildred O'Reilly, a 40 year resident of Redondo Beach passed away on Monday, November 17, 2003 in Alta Loma. Born in Kentucky on June 5, 1930, Cresy was 73. She is survived by her daughter Jennifer (Paul) Gearhart of Fontana and many neices and nephews. Visitation will be held Friday, November 21, 2003 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at White and Day Colonial Chapel, 901 Torrance Blvd. in Redondo Beach. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, November 22 at 11:00 AM at Pacific Crest Cemetery Chapel, 2701 182nd Street in Redondo Beach. Entombment will follow.

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  1. Dearest Mother, I cannot tell you how how much your passing will affect me, You and I have been through a long association, most good but some arguments, mostly my fault, you know teenagers are always long on mouth and short on sense. You were sick and you died last Monday, I think that it must have been a relief for you to go and when I tell myself that, I see that those are true words and it gives me comfort to know you are home where you belong, I always thought that it was a cruel trick of fate to leave you without the others and only with me your daughter, but as I said at your service I think that God gave us this time to have with each other and share ourselves, we had a hard year together full of grief for Dad and full of tears, but there was good times too and I will love and cherish them for the rest of my life, I cannot even begin to tell you how much I am going to miss you, how my heart bleeds knowing that I cannot pick up the phone and call Mom and she will know the answer, and you always did know the answer, losing you is going to feel like part of me has been cut off and that is a awful feeling to be sure, it breaks my heart not to have you and Dad near by where I can go over and sit in the front yard and talk with you both. It must be hard for you too not being abel to be near me also, I guess were going to have to get along as best we can, I want to make you a promise and that is that I am going to live the best life that I can, I want you to know that your daughter is going to be alright and that I know you will keep your promise to me I just dont know when, I wish is would be soon, I released you cant you do the same for me? Tell all the ones who are with you that I love them and say hello, when my day comes I expect you all to be waiting for me, it just wont be fair if you are not, I have half my life to live with out you all and that is so very sad, I felt that I have lost my family but I have new alliances now that are very precious, your brother Tom has been so very special and he too misses you very much, you need to go visit him and calm his mind so he does not grieve so, Steve and Sharon have been a blessing, I dont think that I know two more kinder people and I am proud to have them for my family, Laura and Carlos are also the best and I feel that Laura is going to be my closest link with family, she has been very kind and I want just to gravitate to her, shes a strong person Laura is and I think that she is going to be good for me. Mother my love for you is never ending, you were a wonderful Mother and I thank you for all that you did for me, I know it was a lot and the effort on your part was great, I remember even when you were tired that you still would help me (remember the time of the christmas fudge for school?) Please be at peace and know I will miss you everyday. All my love forever. Your Daughter Jennifer

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