Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Aaron Grinage, the son of the late Obinas Grinage Gunter, Richard Gunter, and Albert Hall, was born on April 17, 1949 in Baltimore, MD. He departed this life on Saturday, March 8, 2008. Aaron was formally educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. In 1971, Aaron and Beatrice moved to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Before becoming ill, he was employed at Virginia Department of Transportation for twenty-four years. He took great pride in his position as foreman and often had many stories to tell about the adventures he and his VDOT co-workers experienced. In 1969, he was joined in holy matrimony to Beatrice D. Moore and from this union, three children were born. As a child, Aaron obtained membership and attended Sharp Street United Methodist Church in Chase, MD. He later became a member of First Baptist Church in Mappsville, VA under the pastoral leadership of Rev. James I. Boyd. On August 19, 2000, he affirmed his service and dedication to the Lord and was ordained as a deacon. Fondly nicknamed "Earnie Boy" by family and "Poppy" by his grandchildren, he was extremely loved. He never met a stranger, he was constantly joking and he loved to make others smile. He was never afraid to mince words and had the ability to touch people's lives in a very special way. Predeceasing him in death, his parents, Obinas Grinage Gunter and Richard Gunter; siblings, Rodney and Leona Grinage; and a granddaughter, Crystal Grinage. He leaves to cherish his memories; his devoted wife Beatrice; two sons, Sean and Keith Grinage; one daughter, Kia Grinage-Reid (Allan); thirteen grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three aunts; a mother-in-law; one sister-in-law; four brothers-in-law; one nephew; three godchildren; numerous adopted grandchildren; and a host of cousins and friends.
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