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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Evelyn Aleise Pugh Lankford, 94, of Lancaster died May 30, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Herbert L. Lankford, adopted son, Gary L. Lankford, a granddaughter, Lisa Simmons Morgan and great granddaughter, April Cynthia Watson. Mrs. Lankford was a long time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, an active member of the Altar Guild and the Women of Trinity, both in which she held many offices. As a Lancaster County School bus driver for 50 years, she received letters of recognition for outstanding service by President Ronald Reagan and Governor Charles Robb.
Surviving are three daughters, Irene L. Walker of Lancaster, Madeline L. Withers and husband, Dr. Nathaniel Withers of Richmond, Shelva L. Gaskins and husband, Ryland C. Gaskins, Jr.of Ditchley; five grandchildren, Gwendolyn W. Morgan, Vicki S. Watson, Jennifer Sheeran Spencer, Belinda Jean Gaskins and Dr. Ryland Gaskins, III; six great grandchildren, Jessica Morgan Sitzer, Corey Morgan, Michael Gaskins, Mark Gaskins, Lara Spencer and Logan Spencer.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, June 2 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lancaster with Rev. Joseph Douglas Forrester and The Rev. Torrence Harman officiating. Interment will be in in St. Mary’s Whitechapel Cemetery, Lively. Pallbearers were William T. “Bill” Hayden, Edwin Barrack, Allen Pugh, Brent Self, Ronald Self and Kenneth Jett.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 208, Lancaster, VA 22503
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