We Do It Different, We Do It Better!
We Honor Your Wishes, We Celebrate Your Life, We Tell Your Story.
"We help family's understand that they don't have to say Goodbye, but they can say, See You Later and the funeral can replicate the unique life lived. We help them tell the story.
You or your loved ones are nothing like your neighbors or others in the community. Your interests, hobbies and life is unique to who you are. Your story shouldn't be told the same way everyone else's story is told. Thats what happens in many communities and funeral homes. Everyones funeral is pretty much the same. It doesn't have to be that way" --Fred Kitchen
An example of telling someones story visually is that "PJ" loved his Chuck Taylor Converse shoes. When he received medical attention and was hospitalized he wore the shoes. The shoes represented who he was and what he enjoyed.
When he died, it was his wishes only fitting that the shoes were to be prominently displayed on his casket and were to be buried in his casket with him. So, in his memory we helped the family celebrate his life and focus on one of his passions. Our team visually helped honor him and tell his story by wearing matching Chuck Taylor Converse shoes while conducting his funeral services at his church. The overwhelming positive community response to our gesture confirmed that every life lived and every passion deserves to be celebrated.
Let us help celebrate your life or your loved ones life that truly represents who you are, recognizes your accomplishments and your contributions.
Planning For Tomorrow Radio ShowEvery Monday Afternoon At 5:00 PM Listen To The Planning For Tomorrow Radio Show With Fred Kitchen. The Show Is Aired On 107.9 FM WEMM Radio in Huntington, WV. The Planning For Tomorrow Radio Show Is A Community Education Resource Brought To You By Henson and Kitchen Mortuary.
Dakota Parson's Joins The Rotary Club of BarboursvilleWednesday, February 26, 2020, Dakota Parsons a funeral director and embalmer with Henson and Kitchen Mortuary was inducted into the Barboursville, WV Rotary Club.
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