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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Lorraine Cecil Platz of Cadillac passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Cadillac after battling long term health issues, she was 76. Lorraine was born on September 10, 1936 to Elwood and Nellie Morris of Cadillac whom both preceded her in death. Lorraine was a lively woman with a fiery personality. She was both passionate and outspoken about her beliefs and opinions. Lorraine was anything but ordinary. She was truly one of the most unique individuals you could ever have the pleasure of knowing. She greatly cared about people and animals and although she didn't have much, she would do whatever she could for both. Lorraine formerly worked for Calvert and Lakeview Manor as a nurse’s aide. She also worked at Riverside Electric and at Chris-Craft Boat Factory. Lorraine is survived by her son- Steven (Marilyn) Morris of Virginia; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren; sisters- Bonnie Hubbard of Leroy, Edith (Stephen) Birdwell of Cadillac, Birdena (Ronald) Phillips of Cadillac; brothers- Elwood F. Morris of Cadillac and Cecil Morris of San Jose, CA; numerous nieces and nephews, with special mention of great-niece, Julie Adair of Cadillac, and great-nephew, James Miller of Grand Rapids. In addition to her parents, Lorraine was also preceded in death by two sisters- Mary King and Jennie (Poko) Morris and one brother- Christopher Morris. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, May 11th from 11 am – 1 pm at Cherry Grove Church of the Nazarene on East M-55, west of Cadillac. Funeral service will immediately follow with Lorraine’s nephew, Pastor Cecil Morris of Bethel Baptist Church (N.Y.) officiating. Burial will take place at Cherry Grove Cemetery in Cadillac. Luncheon will follow at 2:30 pm back at the church. Please visit Lorraine’s personal book of memories at www.oakgrovefh.com to share a photo or story with the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee.
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