Obituaries

Sarah Harmon
B: 1927-08-05
D: 2019-12-05
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Harmon, Sarah
Ciera Lopez
B: 1987-04-07
D: 2019-12-03
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Lopez, Ciera
Wayne Parker
B: 1958-07-09
D: 2019-11-28
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Parker, Wayne
Henry Lewis
B: 1935-11-25
D: 2019-11-26
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Lewis, Henry
Gwame Mizzelle
B: 1971-10-08
D: 2019-11-25
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Mizzelle, Gwame
Cornelous Goffin
B: 1949-08-05
D: 2019-11-22
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Goffin, Cornelous
Isiah Ridley
B: 1934-08-08
D: 2019-11-20
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Ridley, Isiah
Leroy Smith
B: 1965-06-16
D: 2019-11-20
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Smith, Leroy
Jinette Pierre
B: 1982-10-10
D: 2019-11-17
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Pierre, Jinette
Jennie Satchell
B: 1945-12-30
D: 2019-11-16
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Satchell, Jennie
Eula Johnson
B: 1921-06-03
D: 2019-11-16
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Johnson, Eula
Earvin Christopher
B: 1947-10-30
D: 2019-11-16
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Christopher, Earvin
Mary Wright
B: 1921-01-09
D: 2019-11-01
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Wright, Mary
Warren Cutler
B: 1949-07-01
D: 2019-11-01
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Cutler, Warren
Lucy Davis
B: 1937-05-04
D: 2019-10-29
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Davis, Lucy
Russell Johnson
B: 1950-04-19
D: 2019-10-29
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Johnson, Russell
Janene Kellam
B: 1972-10-04
D: 2019-10-24
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Kellam, Janene
Wallane Johnson
B: 1951-02-28
D: 2019-10-20
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Johnson, Wallane
Rosie Reid
B: 1959-10-24
D: 2019-10-16
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Reid, Rosie
James Wescott
B: 1953-05-16
D: 2019-10-05
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Wescott, James
Betty Collins
B: 1935-04-08
D: 2019-10-02
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Collins, Betty

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What is a Memorial Service?

Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

Memorial Service Ideas

Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 757-787-2504 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.