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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Encarnation, Elizabeth M. “Betty”, 86, of Charleston, widow of Dennis J. Encarnation, Jr. entered into eternal rest on Sunday, September 11, 2011. Born in Adams Run, SC, she was the daughter of the late Joseph A. and Octavia U. Edmondson. Later moving to the Charleston area, she worked and retired from the Charleston County School District. She was very active in the local and state Parent and Teacher’s Association and Rolling Stone Garden Club until Alzheimer’s took its toll on her health. She also enjoyed good food, flowers and watching birds. Betty is survived by her children, daughter Patty Baxley and husband Johnnie of Pimlico and son Dennis “Jody” Encarnation and wife Kathryn of Boston, MA. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Luke and David Encarnation, Johnnie Baxley, III and wife Michelle, Cindi Johnson and husband Terry and Sandi Baldwin and husband Doug; five great grandchildren, Madison, Peyton, Shea, Dalton and Halston. She is also survived by four sisters: Jean Rotolo, Joyce Southwell, Dot Campbell and Doris Yeo-Doran; two brothers: Earl and Raymond Edmondson along with numerous nieces and nephews. Along with her husband, Mrs. Encarnation was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Gourdin and three brothers: James, LeGrande and Edgar Edmondson. The family wishes to thank Solaris Hospice, The Bridge at Charleston and Home Care Assistance for their care and support. Betty will be greatly missed by her family and by those she touched along the way in her lifelong journey. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. in McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel, 869 St. James Avenue. Funeral service will follow at 11:00am and will conclude at the site of burial, Christ Church Episcopal Cemetery Highway 174, Adams Run, SC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Solaris Hospice, 3751 S. Live Oak Drive, Suite E, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 or to a service organization or a charity of choice.
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