The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services with us.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Henson & Kitchen Mortuary. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“You all are truly amazing people, we have had the pleasure of getting to know you all during some very hard times in our life. I greatly appreciate the time and the compassion you shown us during the passing of our grandparents, parents and other family members. I appreciate you all for helping my future daughter in laws family out during their difficult time. I have to say that this is one of the best mortuaries in this area. You all are truly a God send. I highly would and do recommend you all to a lot of people. Thanks again! God Bless.”

Juanita Webb

“Henson & Kitchen Mortuary provides an outstanding service. We lost our son while on active duty in the Marine Corps. Their services was far beyond what we ever expected. They certainly became part of our family. They are filled with love and compassion. Their accommodations left us speechless and touched our hearts beyond measure, more than they will ever know. XOXO”

Jennifer Long

“Everyone of you were great at the worst times of our lives. Not only were you compassionate and professional, but you were also personable and friendly. Mom was happy with the way you handled Daddy's arrangements. So satisfied that she picked your company for herself. You helped so much when we lost her unexpectedly. I was still reeling and you were like a shoulder to lean on. We all, as a family, appreciate that, and more than that, you treated us as family. I like the small business, friendly service that you have. You have a wonderful reputation and I would wholeheartedly recommend your company”

Carla Graley Smith

“So thankful for the care and compassion that Henson & Kitchen Mortuary show to families who are in a time of loss, like ours. They truly treat you like a member of the family and take care of everything with amazing service. A family owned and operated class act all the way, serving this community for many years and surely for many more to come.”

Chad Lovejoy

“I've attended funerals at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary since I was a kid in the 80's and it's always been a very professional and caring place. I grew more fond of it when my mother and father died...the care they take of the deceased and family is simply outstanding in a time when you don't need to worry about a single thing. Fred and Charlie (and staff) are a treasure to the Barboursville community:)”

John Flemming

“No funeral is a good funeral. Having said that, I will say this... The sudden passing of my Beloved Wife of 45 plus years this past July was the hardest and most difficult thing I have ever gone through in my life. Making the decision on which funeral home to call was also difficult. My wife's family had always used Wallace funeral home in Barboursville. But that little voice inside me said, call Henson and Kitchen Mortuary. I had never had dealings with them before, but I am thankful I did this time. The entire staff, especially Fred Kitchen went out of their way to be as comforting and helpful as they could. Through the entire process of caring for my Dear, Precious Wife, Fred helped ease the burden we were carrying. Fred and the staff at Henson and Kitchen Mortuary are good Christian people and I thank GOD for the kindness they showed our family during our darkest hours.”

David Dean

“These fellows did an absolutely fantastic job. They were personable, friendly, professional, and caring. They were willing to accommodate our family's needs. They were so supportive and guiding in this difficult time. We greatly appreciated their help. The facility is absolutely beautiful as well. Thank you! - Kristin Atwell”

Nippon Tungston, U.S.A. - Barboursville, W.Va.