See the beauty and honor of the funeral profession reflected through a father’s eyes as he documents the passing of his beloved son – every funeral director should own this issue. Mitchell’s Journey is a moving tribute to unconditional love as a grieving family reveals insights from the touching gestures of compassion and care provided by the funeral home staff. This story, our People feature, speaks to the immeasurable value of those that are called to service, and their unmistakable effect on the families they serve.
We’re also excited to bring you our Places story, Snyder Funeral Homes of Ohio, a family business that has endured for a century, respectful of its history, adapting and growing for the next hundred years. Then, Madeline Lyles and Dana Taylor are living their dream of opening a woman-owned funeral home with such forward thinking as a kids funeral camp – now that’s Passion!
Our June issue of Southern Calls is chocked full of exceptional photography and writing, with three amazing People, Places and Passions articles and so much more – you’ll read it cover to cover, again, and again! Don’t miss Southern Calls Issue 36, purchase your subscription today or purchase your individual copy of this incredible issue while they’re still available!
PEOPLE – Mitchell’s Journey
“You reverently went about your work. I’ll never forget how you placed Mitchell’s favorite blanket over his chest as if to soften the blow of our son’s passing. I would have never thought to do such a thing – but it was a little salve for my gashing wound. A wound as vast as the Grand Canyon that would take years to dress and suture. Years to heal.”
PLACES – Snyders Funeral Homes of Ohio
Celebrating a remarkable century of service is not necessarily an unusual feat in funeral service. However, the Snyder Funeral Homes centennial commemorates so much more than the specific year this historic Ohio family concern was founded. Nearly a dozen current Snyder funeral directors operate 18 locations that serve approximately 3,500 families annually. Spanning ten counties in the northern and central parts of Ohio, the firm has remained privately owned and operated by the Snyder family for five generations.
PASSIONS – Madeline Lyles and Dana Taylor
Meet Madeline Lyles and Dana Taylor, two funeral directors who are shooting for moon, and definitely have more than a bit of moxie. Given their robust social media presence, most readers are likely already familiar with the entrepreneurial dual and their colorful photos of their business and snappy educational videos promoting Frigid Products. Lyles and Taylor hold the distinction of opening the first all-female owned and operated funeral establishment in Memphis, Tennessee,
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