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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Rachel Jackson McAllister, 74, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center in Pineville.
Rachel was born July 24, 1938, in Rutherford County, North Carolina. She was one of seven children and was the daughter of the late Clyde Harrison Jackson and Mae Allen Jackson.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Baxter McAllister, and her brothers, Bud, Rick, and Steve Jackson.
Rachel spent a career with Bell South Telecommunications and retired from that company in the area of technical support after 32 years of service.
She was a proud member of Ebenezer ARP Church in Charlotte.
From arts and crafts to writing, she excelled in almost everything she tried. She even sounded great singing, but just when she wanted to show off. She will also be remembered for her cooking.
Rachel was a precious and understanding individual. A woman of strong faith, she was an unselfish and loving mother and grandma that will be dearly missed by all those that knew her. Always leading by example, it is the desire of the family to maintain that strength and grace she lived by.
The family would also like to thank Betty Yates and the Yates family for all the love and kindness through the years.
Survivors include her children, Tammie McAllister and her husband, Richard Lowe, of Charlotte, and Fred B. McAllister, Jr. of Lake Wylie, SC; her brother, Herman Jackson; two sisters, Judy Mae England, and Ann Jackson Hess; three grandchildren, Rachel J. Sigmon, Tara R. Lafferty, and Katie L. Lafferty.
"Have I not commanded you? be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."- Joshua 1:9
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