Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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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.
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Samira Matly was born November 27, 1934, in Zahle, Lebanon, and departed this life on December 7, 2010, after a courageous 5-year battle with ovarian cancer. It was a beautiful good bye for her, with her 7 children and beloved life long friend and husband of 56 years, Michael, around her.
Samira loved Jesus Christ, and any one who met her knew she had a personal relationship with him. Not by a cross around her neck, not by the words she spoke, but by the way she lived her life on a daily basis and the impeccable way she treated not only her immediate family, but anyone she knew.
Loved ones left to cherish her memory and carry on her legacy include her husband, Michael, sons John (Mona), George (Cindy), Joseph (Rima) and Jacob (Patricia) Matly, daughters Lina (Adel) Akhnoukh, Mona (George) Hanna, and Joumanna (Raed) Morcos, 17 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
She will be waked at St. George Orthodox Christian Church (4020 N. Sherman Dr., 46226) from 4-8 pm Wednesday, Dec. 8, with a Trisagion service at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 10 am Thursday, Dec. 9, at St. George Church on. Entombment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.
Instead of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. George Orthodox Church.
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