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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Funeral service for Mr. Jerry O. Pitts, 58, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 10:00 am at Laird Funeral Home with Dr. Allen Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Park. Mr. Pitts passed away in Nacogdoches on Monday, January 11, 2010. He was born in Nacogdoches on July 14, 1951 to Norvell Pitts and Mildred Lee Pitts. Jerry was born and raised in Nacogdoches. He graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1969 and attended Stephen F. Austin University. Jerry worked as a senior lineman for TXU for 30 years. After his retirement from TXU he worked as a corporate pilot as well as working at Stephen F. Austin in the Grounds and Transportation Department. Jerry had many hobbies and interests. He was especially involved in aviation and was an accomplished commercial pilot. He began flying as a hobby and became a licensed pilot over 20 years ago. He enjoyed tournament bass fishing, watching NASCAR and raced motorcycles in his early years. He closely followed his cousin Ben Spies' racing career. He was proud of Ben's latest accomplishment of winning the World Superbike title in Europe. Jerry was known by his friends and family for his wonderful sense of humor. He grew up attending Perritte Memorial United Methodist Church and was a member of First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches. Jerry was a wonderful son, brother and friend and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his mother, Mildred Lee Pitts of Nacogdoches; one daughter, Lee Ann Thill and husband, Jason of New Jersey; two sisters, Lennijo Henderson of Dallas and Susan Pitts of Nacogdoches; three nieces, Cressida Pedroza of Bell Garden, California, Desiree Henderson of Duncanville, Texas and Eliet Henderson of Oakland, California; one nephew, Summers Henderson of Somerville, MA. He was preceded in death by his father, Norvell Pitts. Pallbearers will be Henry Spies, Ben Spies, Jeff Akin, Craig Akin, Stephen Herman, Richard Lee, Craig Morton and Tommy Daniels. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Daniels, Victor Shepherd, Russell Whitten, Ricky Brown, Charlie Muckleroy and James Johnston. In lieu of flowers the family ask that blood donations be made to the East Texas Blood Center, 3520 N. University Dr, Nacogdoches, Texas 75965, to honor Jerry's regular blood donations over many years, or donations to a charity of your choice. Visitation with Jerry's family will be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 from 5-7 pm at the little chapel at First Baptist Church of Nacogdoches.
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