Pre-arranging is one of the most thoughtful things you can do for your family. The pre-planning of your funeral, cremation or memorial service not only gives you the opportunity to say a final farewell to those you love, but it also allows you to arrange a flexible payment schedule to relieve the burden of funeral costs at an already difficult time.
Meet with one of our pre-planning specialists today to discuss your wishes, or simply fill out the following form so that the funeral home will have it on file when the time comes to make arrangements.
Grief is a burden that’s meant to be shared. Until you’re ready to move on, we’re here to lend a hand. After the services have ended, our concern for you does not. Our Aftercare team will provide the following continued services:
MKD Grief Support Group is currently meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month in the MKD Reception & Event Center, 4145 Chicago Drive SW in Grandville. Parking is available in the funeral home parking lot, on Chicago Drive, and to the west of the Reception Center.
Gene Pearson leads our group with compassion and kindness. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling; is a Licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Michigan; and is a certified Professional Empowerment Coach.
Please call Marilyn @ 616-534-5417 for more information.
Starlight Ministries http://www.starlightmin.org
Starlight is a Christ-centered ministry that provides hope, healing and support for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.
In addition to their personal aftercare support, you’ll find there are many online community groups who are also available to offer advice and assistance.
Widowed Persons Service https://www.wpsgr.org/
Widowed Persons Service is organized exclusively for the purpose of offering supportive services to those individuals in the greater Grand Rapids area who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death. They provide grieving widowed men and women a safe and healthy environment in which to process their grief, resulting in an enriching life as a single person. WPS offers each grieving individual peer-to-peer support based on the belief that a widowed person is best helped along his/her grief journey with the help of others who have had similar experiences.
Gilda’s Club https://gildasclubgr.org/
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.
Faith Hospice https://faithhospicecare.org/services/bereavement/
Faith Hospice offers support groups and limited in-person grief support regarding death and dying.
Ele’s Place https://www.elesplace.org/about-us/west-michigan
Ele’s Place West Michigan is dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief.
Offers “365 Daily e-mails” that guide through the grieving process for a year. A six- week personal study for your journey from mourning to joy is available. Also included is a list of West Michigan area churches that are currently holding Grief Share support group meetings.
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