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GRIEF & HEALING
affirmations to uplift & help you through
each stage of the grieving process.
Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.
If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.
I did not want to let another day pass without taking a moment to express once again my deepest appreciation on behalf of myself and my family for all of your sincere persistence and professional efforts in assisting us as we celebrated the life and homecoming of our mother. As you are no doubt aware, executing this part of life’s journey presents the utmost in terms of an emotional challenge to a family’s collective soul. It requires incredible strength, support and above all compassion for the task at hand. You were relentless at providing for us at each and every turn. In the end you helped make a difficult task possible and allowed for countless family and friends of my mother to properly begin the long healing process. Thank you once again for being there for us and above all else, thank you for helping us pay proper honor and respect to an incredible woman and servant of the Lord. Sincerely, Timothy R.H.
Though you are receiving this letter two months after the funeral of my aunt, June Prout, I would be remiss if I delayed any further, or neglected altogether, in thanking you for your extensive and compassionate services. It was very sad that her friends and nursing home peers were not able to attend the ceremony, but due to your kindness of spirit and sensitivity to the mourning process, things otherwise went well. I will never forget the efforts you made to assure a dignified service, one that would have pleased my aunt so much. I was certainly not in a position to do all that could have made the occasion more elegant, but with your generosity of time and thoughtfulness, and with the cost-cutting options you made available, what might have been a very trained and difficult time was made positive and meaningful. I’ve expressed these views to many friends and family members and my experiences in working with you are apparently quite unique. That says so much about you and the professional manner in which you render your services. Again I thank you. It was a pleasure and an honor to have made your acquaintances. Sincerely, Jacqueline Johnson
I write o behalf of the entire Johnson Family to thank you and the Wood Funeral Home family for the very kind, caring and professional service you rendered to us during the entire process of your care for and disposal of our dear matriarch, Annabelle H. Johnson. We will forever appreciate your sensitivity and the “class” with which you, your father and all of your partners carried forth your services. Know that we will recommend the Wood Funeral Home widely. We were proud to have had our system serve us. Blessings! Maranantha
Just a brief note of my sincere appreciation for the very special attention that you have given regarding Mrs. Reynolds. I recognize that many of your services extended went beyond the normal scope of your responsibilities and I really do appreciate them. You made my role much easier than anticipated due to the geographic. I am so pleased with everything and you made Mrs. Reynolds look as she did forth years ago,. On a more personal note, I would be very remiss, were I not to recognize that this was very special treatment. Please accept the enclosed as a small token of how much I truly appreciate your kindness. Respectfully, John Berry
On behalf of the Henry Wade family, it is indeed our pleasure to write this letter of “Thanks” to you and the Wood Funeral Home and its establishment. It was a sheer delight to have you instruct, guide and service us as we attempted to do the arrangements and the final services of our beloved uncle. Being in unfamiliar surroundings and dealing with our loss, we were very blessed to have had people like you who took us under your wings and did the things you did for us. For it is people like you that make one know “God is a good God” and it is “He” who is in charge of all of our beings. It is “He” who helps us know that all humanity is not gone, and “Thanks be to God” for there are still people who care. May God forever bless you as you continue to help people who are in distress. Yours truly, Mamie Jackson
I want to congratulate you on a job well done. My mother looked wonderful and most importantly she looked at peace. You were able to manage every detail with much grace. You were conscious of everyone’s needs and were able to accommodate them,. Your very comforting nature nature had a very calming effect on all of us. I was not looking forward to the funeral but I left knowing that my mother was looking down with the biggest smile that I could ever imagine – and for this I thank you,. What a celebration of life that she had on Tuesday! With much gratitude and love, The Atkinson Family Betty, Nolan, Emily, Norrell and Aiden
The Atkinson Family
To know you is to know people who are kind, considerate and thoughtful. To know you is to be grateful for the special things you do” You reached out and gave unselfishly to my family and I at times when our hearts were heavy and our days were dark. Words cannot express what this meant to us and to me personally. I will not forget the support and friendship given at this time. G. Shaun Davis and Family
G. Shaun Davis and Family
My Special thanks to you! You are a very kind and thoughtful, and this care can only start to express the very warmest thanks coming from my hart. Thanks to you, everyone was talking and is still talking about what a beautiful day it was December 1st. You led me step by step with such ease and gentleness. I can see why your mother and father are so proud of you and me too!! Love, Aunt Georgia
God sends people to each other in times of need so that they can cope with sorrow. The Wood Funeral Home Family presence in our lives made our heart sing. By embracing us, you showed God’s love for us all. May God continue to bless your family with a thousand blessings. Blondell and Harvey McCoy and Family
Blondell and Harvey McCoy and Family
Words cannot express the comfort and class you provided our family in this time of grief. We cannot begin to tell you how many people have told us what a beautiful service it was and we could not have done it without the Wood Funeral Home Bless you, The Roberts
Dear Friends, It has been a short time since my mother’s passing but your professionalism and care during my family’s grief still endures in our minds. From our first contact with you upon her passing and up until the end of the day of her funeral, you remained a steadfast support for all of us. The gentlemen that came to my parent’s home handled my mother with the utmost dignity and care. From the calm tone of their voices to how they transported her, there was a sense of honoring her and our family. I remember our early afternoon appointment wit you the day my mother died. Your sister Wanda greeted us outside to guide us to the entrance. You came down shortly thereafter and greeted us with love, compassion and blessing. Cynthia, I cannot tell you how much your meticulous attention to detail and concern for every facet of the planning process gave us a sense of support and assurance. The passing of my mother is the greatest loss I have ever experienced. I know it was especially difficult for my father and also my sister, Denise. The shock of the loss and necessity of making plans were traumatic. You handled every detail, made suggestions, phone calls to newspapers, the School District regarding my mom’s benefits and even called the particular florist we wished to use to make sure we had the correct contact. There was never a sense of being rushed and always a respect for our wishes. It was evident that my mother’s appearance was a priority. You communicated that it was a bit of a challenge due to physical changes that had taken place, but our satisfaction and concern were important to you. Every facet of her make-up, hair, jewelry, and nails were considered and attended. I have spoken to many people about how pleased we were with the caliber o service you administered to us. Some already know of your great work and one in particular recognized you as someone her family had used. She mentioned that her father looked good when his body was prepared. I shared the lovely announcement cards you printed at your office. One co-worker was impressed and totally in awe when I shared our entire experience with her. She had a very poor experience in the past after the passing of a family member and still is in amazement at all that you did for us. She urged me to write this thank you, which I was already determined to do because I think it is important for you to know how much you are appreciated. It is very clear that you consistently service your clients and the community. During a time of great loss, it was comforting to have you . The day of the funeral went very well. We felt watched over and cared for. We cannot thank you enough for all that you did to see us through and for giving us encouragement during our time of need. With warmest regards and deepest gratitude, E. Paul Sandidge Denise Spaulding Adrienne M. Hill
E. Paul Sandidge Denise Spaulding Adrienne M. Hill
I don't think words adequately relate to the wonderful services provided by the Wood's Funeral Service. The sisters work ethics are as beautiful as they are. Everything about the service, caring of family needs are superbly afforded the bereaved. I am so glad to be a user of such wonderful service.