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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Marion Curtis Shedrick entered his eternal rest on Monday, August 5, 2013 after a short stay at Flushing Hospital, Jamaica, NY at the age of 96 years old. He was born on October 22, 1916, in Greenwood, South Carolina, the eldest child born to John and Hattie Dean Shedrick. He received his formal education in South Carolina and afterwards joined the United States Army where he served in World War II and was honorably discharged on October 20, 1945.
While in military service, Marion married Nettie Bell and they made their home in New York City. He was employed as a mechanic for Consolidated Edison of New York, Inc., hired December 10, 1945, retiring in 1989 with 39 years of service. After his retirement, he spent much of his time cooking, watching sporting events and the soap operas. He was always a sports enthusiast who could recite statistics on most Major League baseball and football teams and players. One of his greatest passions was football; he was a New York Giant season ticket holder until his health prohibited his attending the games.
He loved his family and was a financial blessing to all at one time or another. Marion was kind and generous; never giving in to anger nor criticism of others.
He was predeceased by his parents, three brothers, William T. Dean, Joseph Dean and George Shedrick, and two sisters, Christine Stanford and Melissa Robinson.
Marion is survived by one sister, Gladys Shedrick, Mt. Vernon, NY; three nephews, Charles Dean, George Shedrick and Ronald Shedrick; two nieces, Marcella Shelton and Kathy Joyner; five great-nephews, three great-nieces and many cousins and friends.
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