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.
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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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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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William Lee Smith, Sr., the son of the late Charles and Christine Vinnie, Sr. and Ernest Smith, Sr., was born on February 4, 1949 in Painter, Virginia. The angels called him to rest on May 23, 2013 at Heritage Hall Nursing Center in Nassawadox, Virginia.
“Cudy,” as he was affectionately known by family and friends was educated in the public schools of Accomack County. He was a farmer and a truck driver. In earlier years he worked for George Scarborough Farms.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Christine Parker Vinnie, Charles Thomas Vinnie, Sr. and Ernest Smith, Sr.; two brothers, Bernard Vinnie and James Vinnie, Sr.; and a grandson, Alphonso Smith. Cudy will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He leaves to cherish precious memories: one daughter, Sibrinia (Franklin) Ceaser of Painter, VA; three sons, William Lee (Jackie) Smith, Jr. of Melfa, VA, Tommy (Veronica) Smith of Keller, VA, and Tyrone (Sharonda)Smith of Parksley, VA; nine grandchildren, William Smith, III of Accomac, VA, Dewanta (Damont) Bishop of Newport News, VA, Tomorrio Johnson of Painter, VA, Tyrone Smith, Jr. and Trevon Smith, both of Parksley, VA, Tommy Smith, Jr. and Tashina Smith, both of Keller, VA, Tania Tyler of Parksley, VA, and Tysheba Giddens of Boston, VA; one great grandchild, Nigeria Reid of Boston, VA; three sisters, Bessie (Larry) Vinnie Stevens of Melfa, VA, Barbara Mae Boggs of Lewes, DE, and Shirley Edmonds of Nelsonia, VA; four brothers, Charles Thomas (Rosemary) Vinnie, Jr. of Keller, VA, Theodore (Kathy) Vinnie of Philadelphia, PA, George Henry Vinnie, III of Kansas City, MS, and Wayne Kellam of Exmore, VA; one aunt, Helen Bundick of Painter, VA; two sisters-in-law, Gloria Fletcher of Accomac, VA and Margaret Vinnie of Tasley, VA; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
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