Clarence Parker
B: 1918-02-16
D: 2020-05-09
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Parker, Clarence
Diane Harrison
B: 1952-07-29
D: 2020-05-01
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Harrison, Diane
Dorothy Martin
D: 2020-04-22
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Martin, Dorothy
Ruthie Tolley
B: 1924-11-25
D: 2020-04-17
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Tolley, Ruthie
Lewis Peters
B: 1945-06-09
D: 2020-04-15
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Peters, Lewis
Evelyn Maddox
B: 1936-09-29
D: 2020-04-13
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Maddox, Evelyn
David Galgano
D: 2020-04-04
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Galgano, David
Mary Draffen
B: 1953-07-26
D: 2020-04-03
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Draffen, Mary
Mazie Hampton
B: 1926-02-14
D: 2020-04-01
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Hampton, Mazie
Jonathan Washington
B: 1974-06-15
D: 2020-03-26
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Washington, Jonathan
John Gill
B: 1934-10-07
D: 2020-03-25
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Gill, John
Helen Goodman
B: 1937-08-13
D: 2020-03-16
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Goodman, Helen
Lillian Bledsoe
B: 1936-04-30
D: 2020-03-13
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Bledsoe, Lillian
Daisy Hill
B: 1931-07-05
D: 2020-03-07
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Hill, Daisy
Robert Gardner
B: 1943-05-09
D: 2020-03-03
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Gardner, Robert
Margaret Phillips
B: 1952-03-27
D: 2020-02-26
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Phillips, Margaret
Annie Palmer
B: 1946-12-01
D: 2020-02-17
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Palmer, Annie
Ralph Moore
B: 1931-08-17
D: 2020-02-12
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Moore, Ralph
Bertha Elder
B: 1940-07-01
D: 2020-02-05
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Elder, Bertha
Trent Oliver
B: 1968-05-30
D: 2020-02-02
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Oliver, Trent
Bettie Minks
B: 1952-03-10
D: 2020-02-02
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Minks, Bettie


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I Just want to Testify

When something happens to you that is good and beneficial, you often want to tell someone.  In church we hear testimonials about overcoming problems. On TV and in other settings we hear testimonies about how products and services will wonderfully meet our needs.  When a salesperson tells us these things we may become curious, but we are more convinced when we hear from someone who has used the product or experienced the service.  When you testify about something, you share an experience you had first hand. Testimonies often encourage, motivate and inspire others to take action.  We benefit from other’s testimonies and often make decision based on them.  Successful pre-planning is one of those things that people are happy to testify about. 

More and more people are pre-planning their funeral services because of the benefits that it affords them as well as their families. They have peace of mind that their final affairs are in order, that their family is not left with an added emotional and financial burden and that their wishes are known.  For these reasons and more, statistics indicate that  8 out of 10 people believe that pre-planning is a good idea.

The following individuals were more than willing to testify about their experience with pre-planning:

“Pre-Planning is one of the most important things a person can do for themselves and their family.  I am so pleased that I did.  When my husband died, there was no pressure on my family and me.  All we had to do is just set the date. All of the decisions were already made and everything was paid for.   I’m telling all of my family and friends it’s the best thing you can do.” 

Ruth Maxine Wallace 


“I pre-planned my funeral services so that my wishes would be carried out.  I wanted to make the decisions and take the burden off of my family.  At that time, the family needs comfort and not something else to worry about.  Woods-Valentine helped me walk through the process step and step and now it is done.”

Joe Hopkins 


“I encountered my first experience when my mother passed and again when I lost my husband. The pre-need process allowed my mother and husband to choose the type of service that they wanted and alleviated the unhappy task of planning their memorial services from scratch.  This was an excellent benefit not only to myself, but also for the whole family.

My mother and husband had the opportunity to pre-select their favorite songs, scriptures, casket and to make other special requests.  When time came my family and I made an appointment with Woods-Valentine Mortuary to go over the pre-planned agreement, which was done by them with such genuine tender loving care. It made the whole unhappy ordeal a lot easier to endure.  I would highly recommend that everyone consider enlisting in this excellent plan. “ 

Kathryne Lang 


“When I was first approached about a Pre-Need I was reluctant.  But when I thought about the love I have for my family and knowing that one day, death is going to face us all, I thought, why not make it easier for the one’s I love. The thing that I had to realize is that planning ahead would not lead to my death.  I decided to choose what I wanted and to start a plan.  And now I can go ahead and live, knowing that my family would not be burdened.” 

Gerald Brown


“I am very thankful that Gail called me and told me the Pre-Need insurance plan existed.  Six months later my mother passed.  Her death was totally unexpected.  It was made easier for my brother, sister and I, because all of the arrangements were already made.  When that time comes the fewer decisions you have to make the better.  Forethought paid half of the total bill, which was a blessing.”

Phyllis Harrison

Pre-planning has been described as a  “load lifter”. If you can testify to this fact, call or email me.  Your experience can benefit others.

Gail Valentine Taylor

Funeral Director


(626) 798-8941          

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