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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Margarita M. Osborne, 91, passed away on March 4, 2013 at Fair Haven Senior Living Facility in Birmingham, AL. She was born on June 17, 1921 in San Diego, CA to George and Iva Mae Macfarland. Margarita grew up in San Diego, CA. She graduated from high school in San Diego, CA in 1939. After high school, she completed her training as an Executive Assistant. She worked for Pasadena Community Church, in St. Petersburg, FL, for 25 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Margarita married Charles Norman Osborne in 1944 in Millbrook, AL. They were happily married for 54 years. Margarita was a member of the Eastern Star and Mountain Top Community Church. She enjoyed needle work, reading and her beloved dogs, Fannie, Lizzie, and Mollie. Margarita is survived by her daughter, Janice Osborne Ridling and son-in-law, James Patrick Ridling, of Trussville, AL; her grandchildren, J. Bryan Miller of Dallas, TX, Missy M. Miller of Birmingham, AL and Trevor A. Ridling of Magnolia, AR and her great-granddaughter, Jenna M. Petersen of Birmingham, AL, as well as other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Margarita was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Osborne. The family wishes to thank all those who cared for her at Fair Haven Senior Living Facility and all those friends and family who, in these last years, let her know that she was cherished and loved. The family will be greeting friends and relatives at a visitation, to be held at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens, 1591 Gadsden Highway in Birmingham, AL 35235, on Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. Her burial will be held at Woodlawn Memory Gardens in St. Petersburg, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations are made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or their favorite charity. Jefferson Memorial Trussville directing.
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