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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Mary Catherine Taylor Richberg Herrick, age 66, widow of William M. Herrick, Jr. of Summerville, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2011 after an illness associated with kidney disease. Born in Johnsonville, SC, the daughter of the late Dalton Ernest and Lucille Altman Taylor, Mary Catherine grew up in Johnsonville, SC and graduated from Johnsonville High School. She moved to Charleston, SC, and married Robert H. “Buddy” Richberg, Jr. She was a homemaker and a member of Kingsburg Baptist Church in Kingsburg, SC. She enjoyed spending time with her family and many friends. Mrs. Herrick is survived by three sons: David Richberg of Kuwait, Scott Richberg (Lisa) of Charleston, and Kevin Richberg (Maureen) of Hanahan; one step-daughter: Jennifer Jones of North Charleston; one step-son: Tim Herrick (Jessa) of Atlanta, GA. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Riley Herrick, Taylor and Emily Jones, Eli and Emma Richberg and Anna Margaret Richberg; two brothers: Johnny Taylor of Statesboro, GA and James Furman Taylor of Asheville, NC; and two sisters: Jeanette Bennett of Johnsonville, SC and Angie Poole of Lake City, SC. She is also preceded in death by both husbands: Robert H. Richberg, Jr. and William M. Herrick, Jr.; a sister: Patricia “Patsy” Dennis and a brother Ervin R. Taylor. The family would like extend special thanks to Valerie Singley and Rosa Law. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday, November 25, 2011 from 6:00 – 8:00pm, McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, Goose Creek Chapel, 869 St. James Avenue. Funeral Services will take place at 11:00am, Saturday, November 26, 2011 at Kingsburg Baptist Church located at 1730 Old River Road Johnsonville, SC 29555. Burial will follow at the Lake Chapel Cemetery in Johnsonville, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to Hospice of Charleston, 4975 LaCross Road Suite 200, North Charleston, SC 29406 or the National Kidney Foundation - South Carolina Region, 508 Hampton Street Suite 200, Columbia, SC 29201.
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