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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ELIZABETH ANN SELBY, affectionately known as “Ann” or “Mother Ann”, departed this life on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. She was born May 6, 1947 to Galina Savage and the late William “Bill” Wharton.
She was educated in the public schools of Virginia and New Jersey. Ann accepted Christ at an early age and became a member of First Baptist Church in Mappsville, Virginia, under the pastorate of Rev. James I. Boyd. She also attended Miracle Temple of Deliverance Church in Parksley, Virginia, under the leadership of Pastor Sallie Heath.
Ann was employed at Tyson Foods, Inc. for many years where she later retired. She was also a part-time associate at Roses.
Ann possessed a heart of love and was full of laughter. She always wore a smile and her laugh was contagious.
She leaves to cherish her memories: two sons, Anthony Wayne Selby and Savanta Craig Selby; two grandchildren, Monica Selby and Savanta Selby, Jr.; her mother, Galina Savage; four sisters, Virgie Gorham, Shelia Goodman (Johnnie), Sharon Savage, and Coretta Ellison (Anthony); one brother, Robert Savage (Glynis); one aunt, Linda Selby; four uncles, Alvin Selby (Gerry), Ruben “Butch” Selby, Luther Wharton (Bessie) and Cornell Wharton (Dora); four nephews; three nieces; and a host of great-nephews, great-nieces, two adopted sons, Terry and Trent Cropper, other relatives, and friends.
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