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.
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Marian Witherspoon was born November 4, 1919 and went to be with the Lord and Savior August 16, 2007. She was born in Hastings, Nebraska to Clark Perry and Lucy Jane Cary who have preceded her in death. She has also been preceded in death by her siblings Iva Richarts, Pauline Roth, Ruby Urback, Carolyn Cary, George Cary, John Cary, Mary Bell Mattheson, Dorothy Noonan, and Bill Cary. She spent most of her adult life in Missouri where she married John Ross Witherspoon who has preceded her in death. They raised four children Clifford Eugene Witherspoon, Ron Witherspoon, Alice Dowell, and Betty Witherspoon. Clifford Eugene Witherspoon and wife Linda from Louisville Kenucky, Ron Witherspoon and wife Deb from McKinney, Texas, Alice Dowell and husband from Batesville, Arkansas, Betty Witherspoon from Malakoff, Texas where Marian Witherspoon spent the last few years. She has a legacy of eight grandchildren and their spouses, Jonathan Bradley Witherspoon and wife Rachel, Alicia Turner and husband Mark, Michelle Murphy and husband Matt, Brian Witherspoon and wife Michelle, Jasson Sturgeon and wife Kavonda, Letha Sturgeon and husband Melvin, Jennifer Harvin and husband Michael, and Stephanie Knight and husband Philip. She was blessed with nineteen great grandchildren, Robert Madison and Alexandria Witherspoon, Amber, Brittany, Caleb, and Daniel Turner, Jonathan, Rachel and Emma Murphy, Goerge Ross Witherspoon, Tye Sturgeon, LaShae, Melody and India Rose Sturgeon, Trae and Tate Harvin, and Levi and Garrett Knight, numerous nephews, nieces, and a host of friends.
She loved life and never met a stranger. She enjoyed traveling, nature, sewing, and crafts, writing letters, church activities, family and friends.
A Memorial Service is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on September 1, 2007. Services will be conduced at Faith Community Baptist Church, Mabank, and officiated by Reverend Dale Norris.
A special note of appreciation to the staff at West Place Nursing Center, who loved and cared for her over the last nineteen months.
In Lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or the mission programs of Viola Baptist Church, Shell Knob, Missouri, or Faith Community Baptist Church Box 6887 Hwy 198, Mabank, Texas 75156.
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