Question

What does Preceded mean?

I saw that in my grandpas obituary says that he is preceded in death by his parents, daughter and sister. Does this mean that his sister and daughter died? I know my grandpas parents passed. Please answer me? Thanks in advance.

Answer

""Preceded" means "went before" or "came before." If my birth preceded yours, it means my birth came before yours. If your death was preceded by mine, it means my death came before yours.

In the obituary, it means that your grandpa's parents, daughter and sister all died before he did.

Nov 15 at 12:23

yes, it means thy died before him.

Nov 15 at 16:9

Yes, that means that his parents, daughter, and sister died before him.

Nov 15 at 20:18

PROCEDED means

that his parents, daughter, and sister died before him

Nov 16 at 0:50