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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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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Sylvia Colleen Harris was born October 4, 1951, in Franklin, West Virginia to Velma Clifford and Calvin Gardiner.
On even the dimmest days, she would light up a room with the bright colors she loved to wear.
She served 9 years in the United States Army.
She was a mentor in the community, working as a Vista Volunteer at the Southside Settlement House, volunteering 7 years for the West Mound Stars football team. She was not just a loving sister, mother and grandmother to her own children, but she was Nana and mother to many others that had the honor of knowing and loving her, and she will be truly missed.
Sylvia departed this life on Monday, July 18, 2011 in her home. She was preceded in death by her mother, Velma Clifford; father, Calvin Gardiner; granddaughter, Shakina Hall; brother, Gregory Gardiner and best friend, Bet Jean.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her step father, James Clifford; brothers, James Clifford (Marilyn), Robert Clifford, Michael Gardiner, Kent Gardiner and Stacy Gardiner; sisters, Karen Clifford, Ruth Lynch and Monica Scott; sister friend, Sharon Allen; children, Manica Reynolds (Mark), Topeka Searcy (Antonio), Carl Phillip Clifford (Trish) and Jahlyia Harris; grandchildren, Mark, Sharekia, Diamonique, Darriel, Jyahia, Tysean, Tyrel, Amari and Shalaya; great grandchildren, Marquez, Malaysia, Tevion and Jhourne; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, many friends and honorary grandchildren.
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