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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Michelle Honeycutt-Bishop, 40, of South Hill, VA, died June 24, 2012. At the time of her death Michelle was surrounded by her family and caregivers. Diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) in August 2010, Michelle fought a gallant and courageous battle with this devastating disease. Despite her illness, her indomitable spirit and sense of humor remained strong, and she continued to raise her 5 year old twin children whom she affectionately called “The Beanz” until the time of her death. She had the steadfast love and support of her mother, Brenda, and her beloved brother, Gavin, throughout this entire horrific illness. Michelle was a 1990 graduate of Park View High School and later attended Mitchell’s Hair Styling Academy where she received her cosmetology license. For many years she worked in medical office administration in both South Hill and Richmond before returning home to pursue her passion of hair design. Michelle, a master hair designer, opened and operated the exquisite Tres Belle Styling Salon of South Hill. Known for her ebullient personality and quick wit, Michelle is survived by the loves of her life, her children, Braydon and Emmerson Bishop; her mother and step father, Brenda and Bobby Crafton of South Hill; her brother and his partner, Gavin Honeycutt and Chad Vaughan of South Hill; her step sister, Reannon Adams and her husband Chris of Amherst; her special aunt, Janice Currin and husband Ken of South Hill; her cousins Jack Reekes II and wife Keli of South Hill; Zachary Currin of South Hill; Nicole Currin and her fiance’ Matthew Newcomb of Clarksville; her uncle E.B. Edgar Honeycutt and wife Judy of Powhatan,VA; her extended family Kerney Peoples, Mike Peoples and Kim Sweat and their families all of Raleigh; Lisa Farrish of Syracuse, NY; and Michelle’s feline friend, “Puddie”, as well as many friends who will miss her greatly. Michelle was predeceased by her father, James G. Honeycutt, of Kenbridge. The family wishes to thank the entire community for their love, prayers and financial support during Michelle’s illness. The community has indeed been a pillar of strength, and their many acts of kindness will never be forgotten. The family also wishes to offer special thanks to Michelle’s caregivers, Mary Ward, Tara Murray, JoAnn Palmore, Sharon Baskerville, Nancy Drewry, Betty Bishop and Stacey Cook. A celebration of Michelle’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the South Hill United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be conducted at 11am Thursday, June 28 at the Dundas Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the home. Memorial considerations may be made to the ALS Association Chapter of DC/MD/VA, 7507 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855 or Community Memorial Healthcenter Hospice P.O. Box 90 South Hill, VA 23970. The family requests no floral memorials.
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