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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.

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I wanted to write to let you know about my family's experience with Jefferson Funeral Chapel. For over 75 years my family has used Everly Wheatley Funeral Home for our funeral arrangements. About a month before my father’s passing he expressed a desire to explore using your establishment for his funeral arrangements, which was very surprising. Unfortunately he passed away before he had the chance to meet with your staff to make arrangements for his funeral. Having handled the arrangements for my grandmother’s funeral less than a year ago it was very easy for me to make a clear comparison between your organization and Everly Wheatley. My experience with Jefferson was without a doubt far superior to what I experienced with Everly Wheatley. The care, compassion, and professionalism displayed by the Jefferson staff was extraordinary. From the phone call the morning my father passed away to the moment that my father’s casket was placed at his grave site the service provided by your organization was exceptional. Specifically, Brian Derlunas was of great assistance to us in making all of the arrangements. Brian provided specific detailed information on all of the options offered by your organization which allowed us to make well informed decisions. There was absolutely no pressure to select a specific item or service. Additionally, Brian was of great assistance in dealing with the cemetery. His knowledge and input regarding services provided by the cemetery provided me with a level of comfort in making decision with that organization as well. Unlike other organization that I had to deal with for this process there was never a moment that we felt anything other than care and support from your staff. I want to thank you and your entire staff for their support during what was a difficult time for our family. Please feel free to share my comments with your staff as well as any potential clients of your organization.


I would like to thank you again for your professionalism, empathy, and compassion with which you assisted our family when our daughter, Grace, was stillborn. The sudden loss of a child is difficult. Frankly, we did not want to think about choices of burial, cremation, or anything that accentuated our loss. You truly helped with your quiet professionalism and patience. We are also very thankful for relieving the extra anxiety associated with our loss. We were very nervous about Eric having to come in and “identify” Grace before the cremation-we didn’t know what that would be like. In actuality, it was much better than what we imagined. We are so thankful for the care you took of her, and the thoughtfulness of having the time and privacy. This created an opportunity for our entire family to say our final good-byes, and I feel it was helpful for both my husband and I and our children. Again, can’t thank you enough for your kindness, compassion, and assistance. God Bless.


My daughter and I thank you for your kind hospitality and for the lovely memorial service yesterday at Jefferson. It was a most meaningful way to honor those passed, in particular my husband, to celebrate his life and the love we had for him.


We have utmost respect for you and your organization for the most wonderful service provided to our mother. Although it was a sad occasion for us all, to see her one last time looking as beautiful and peaceful made us feel so grateful. Best wishes


Just a note of sincere thanks for all of your help and the professional way you handled our mother’s cremation and funeral arrangements. It made the process so much easier and we appreciate the guidance and time you spent with us.


My family and I attended the wonderful ceremony and we were all deeply touched. Even though my husband is no longer here, he will be in our hearts forever. Thank you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness.


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