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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Thomas “Tommy” Henry Johnson Jr., age 50, a native of Monroe, LA was lost to us Tuesday, July 16, 2013, when he died of a heart attack at his residence in Houston. Tommy was born on June 22, 1963 in Monroe, LA. Tommy graduated from Neville High School, attended ULM and graduated from LA Business College. Tommy served honorably in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska. At his company Hostgator in Houston, TX, Tommy was a Linux System Administrator and a well respected employee. Tommy enjoyed living in the Montrose District of Houston where he bowled and watched his beloved New Orleans Saints with his friends. Tommy played the quitar, created skits and songs, originated and hosted a web-based satire on the news, and was working hard to put the finishing touches on his completed novel. Tommy was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Henry Johnson and will be buried beside him. Also preceding Tommy in death were his Wyatt and Johnson grandparents; uncle Jase Johnson of Monroe, his cousin Gary Wayne Adams, his uncle Joe and aunt Ernie Adams of Magnolia, AR, aunt Lillian Loretta Ruth of Laurel, MS and aunt Polly Crowe of Monroe, La. Tommy’s mother Doris Wyatt Johnson Lewis, and stepfather David Love Lewis of Shreveport, LA, survive Tommy’s passing as do Tommy’s brother, Chris Johnson of Monroe, LA, nephew, Christopher Wyatt Johnson Jr., of Dallas, TX, aunt Ginger and uncle Fred Garms of Louisville, KY; his aunts: Nancy “Neenie” Johnson; Sally Dupuy; Dorothy “Dot” Johnson of Monroe, LA and his uncle Bill Ruth of Laurel, MS. Also left behind is Tommy’s ever present companion Krypto, his faithful little Terrier, who adored his master-friend. Krypto will have a new home with Chris Johnson in Monroe, LA. Visitation will begin Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home, 7427 Cypress St., West Monroe, LA. Funeral services will be held Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Following funeral services, burial will be at Riverside Cemetery on South Grande in Monroe, LA. Tommy’s wonderful spirit befriended many in this world. His family, close friends and all those he touched can honor his life by cheering his New Orleans Saints, honoring all animals, and by following his example, we can leave this world a better place.
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