For 20 years, I was the respite care worker for a mentally disabled man. Over the 20 years, he became family to me. As his health care proxy, in his final days I had to make some very difficult decisions, the hardest being to have him placed on palliative care measures only.
When he passed early in the morning on April 1, 2019, I contacted Rice Funeral Home and asked them to come and take my friend to his final resting place. They were not the first I called the previous evening, but they were the first to truly respond, to give a full cost quote, to talk me through the situation, and to promise to act when John passed. Within the hour after I called to let them know he had passed, they arrived, carefully took John away, and spent the rest of the morning working with his caregivers and myself making the necessary arrangements. They were consummate professionals, knowing that someone like John did not have financial means for anything other than the simplest of services, but treated his case with the same dignity and care of a wealthy person.
I cannot thank them enough for all they did. Celeste and Roger treated him like their family, and I am positive they will do the same for yours. You cannot get better service. Thank you, Celeste and Roger, for all you did.