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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Aleatha (Welsh) Grace, 99, of Mt. Pleasant was called to her heavenly home on April 25, 2013. She was born January 21, 1914 in Isabella County to Ruby Florence (Knowles) and George Wesley Welsh. She was raised on the farm at the corner of Baseline and Meridian Roads in Mt. Pleasant. She married William E. Grace August, 1935. After living in Waukesha, Wisconsin for 5 years during the early part of their marriage, they moved back to Michigan and settled on a farm north of Mt. Pleasant where they raised their three daughters. Aleatha was a loving mother, always putting others before herself. She left wonderful memories of a happy childhood for her children. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church in Mt Pleasant. After Aleatha’s children were grown, she worked outside the home at the Pixie Drive-in, the Embers, Central Michigan University, and Coldwater Lake Inn.
She is survived by two daughters, Janet (Clayton) Phelps of Mt Pleasant, and Sharon (Lyle) McBride of Shepherd. She is also survived by her sister, Gala Casner and sister-in-law, Erma Cameron. She leaves 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, William, in July, 1984, and one of her twin daughters, Shirley Bean in 2007, and a great-grandson, Nathan Gepford.
A celebration of her life will be held at First Baptist Church in Mt. Pleasant at 11am on Monday, April 29, 2013. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will take place at Memorial Gardens in Mt. Pleasant. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Mt. Pleasant or Woodland Hospice.
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