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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Mrs. Julia Ellen Burleson, 99, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, February 7, 2011 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on July 12, 1911 in Winkler, Texas to William Bennett French and Elnor Mae Womack of Winkler, Texas. She was a high school graduate of Winkler. Julia married Joe E. Burleson of Birdston, Texas. Julia and Joe are the parents of three children; Don Burleson of Corsicana, Carol Burleson of Streetman and Judy Burleson Greene of Corsicana. The family worshiped at New Hope Baptist Church. There were four boys; J.C., Carlton, Bennie (Sonny), and William Ellis. The girls are Anna Mae Knight, Julia Burleson, Mary Lee Montgomery, Elnor Faye Evans, Opal Lilly and Jolita Utzman. Julia worked on the farm with her husband Joe in Streetman. In 1954 the family moved to Blooming Grove. Julia worked for Haggar Slack Factory pressing slacks. First Baptist Church was the family church, Brother Rickey led both the girls to salvation during a revival meeting. In 1961 the family moved to Corsicana. After moving several times the family purchased a home in Corsicana near Community Park. Julia was aresident of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her husband; Joe Burleson, son; Don Burleson, Five Sisters and Four Brothers. She is survived by her Daughters; Judy Greene of Corsicana and Carol Jock of Streetman, Granddaughters; Damara Watkins & Donna Murray of Corsicana and Teresa Watkins of Fairfield, Grandsons; Lynn Hutson & Ricky Burleson of Corsicana and Chris Jock of Kerens, Ten Great Grandchildren, Four Great Great Grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Friday, February 11, 2011 at Birdston Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow in Birdston Cemetery.
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