Do you ever message dead people?

@LeaPea2417 (30880)
Toccoa, Georgia
May 3, 2021 8:25pm CST
Online, on Facebook, do you have people on your friends list that have died or committed suicide that still have their Facebook accounts? When their birthday comes around, do you send them messages telling them how much you will always miss them, knowing full well they will never answer? I recently messaged one friend of mine who committed suicide nearly five years ago letting him know how he is still remembered and missed very much.
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@much2say (48110)
• Los Angeles, California
4 May
At one point in my life, I had many "elderly" friends . . . and now they are no more. Many of them still do had/have their FB accounts up . . . I have posted messages like that to let them know I still think of them all the time.
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@LeaPea2417 (30880)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 May
Yes, that is what is nice about Facebook. When a deceased person's account still exists, it is like a virtual memorial to them, so we their loved ones don't forget them
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@much2say (48110)
• Los Angeles, California
4 May
@LeaPea2417 It really is. Like the interaction/banters we have here, we can go back to their page and see some of the memories, as they were.
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@snowy22315 (112706)
• United States
4 May
That would never occur to me to do. I have had a couple of relatives and also a friend pass away, and were on my FB. It usually just made me sad to see their pages. I had to unfriend one, because she kept popping up on the side of my page. i really do miss her though. She was a sweet person.
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@jstory07 (103828)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 May
I have never done that. Facebook should let you delete those accounts.
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@LeaPea2417 (30880)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 May
I think those accounts are great memorials for the deceased.
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@CarolDM (130225)
• United States
4 May
I talk to my son and other loved ones all the time but no messages. They don't have FB accounts.
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• United States
4 May
I have never done it myself but I know that it's common.
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@LindaOHio (64085)
• United States
4 May
No, I don't message anyone that has passed.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
4 May
I have done so, but deleted my account in February. I still think of them fondly. Heartbreaking.
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