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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Age 75, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully in the presence of her loving family, on Thursday, September 30, 2010. After a courageous battle she went home to be with the Lord. Kitty was born in Smyrna, DE June 26, 1935. She lived in Newport before moving to Bradenton, FL in 1989. She moved back to Newark during her illness to be home with her beloved children, family and friends. She was a member of the Richardson Park United Methodist Church and The First Church of the Nazarene of Florida. Kitty spent most of her life as a homemaker and devoted mother raising 5 children. She always enjoyed playing 500 Rummy with family and friends, loved to dance and had a passion in caring for her beloved, beautiful, flower garden shared by her children. Generous and compassionate, Kitty's never ending love for her family and friends was evident throughout her life. She was always willing to lend her help to those in need. She was preceded in death by her mother, Idella M. Tucker-Everett and father, Harry T. Everett; her son, Norman Gravatt; her husbands Herman W. Gravatt and Joseph L. Strouth; and her sister, Mary Cluesman. She is survived by her sons, Robert W. Gravatt, Eugene H. Gravatt and Len C. Gravatt; daughters, Kathleen J. DeRocili and Pamela L. Ott; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; brothers, Bill Everett, Donald Everett, Larry Everett and George Everett; sisters, Idella Hughes, Alice Sartin, Thelma Ackers, Peggy Gillispie, Ruth Shumaker and Diane Schaffer. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all those assisting Kitty throughout her illness. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service Friday, October 8th at 11 a.m., in the Gracelawn Memorial Park Chapel, N. Dupont Pkwy., New Castle, where visitation will begin at 10am.
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