Testimonials

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What Our Families Have to Say is Important

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Susan, Thank you from my heart for all of your help last week. You are a dear person.

Missy Johns

September 27, 2017

Having never been to a funeral, it was nice to have Josh as our funeral director. He was kind, thoughtful and patient with us as we wrapped our minds around planning a funeral for our infant, Thomas. We would like to thank WHB for everything, from the free use of the funeral home to the caring of our child, our baby was well taken care of through it all and we feel we could not have a better funeral home. The funeral visitation felt comfortable in the beautiful "homey" atmosphere you've all created. From the bottom of our hearts, we will forever be thankful for WHB's kindness and generosity during the heartbreaking time.

Jorge & Teresa Perez

June 02, 2017

Dear Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Staff, The Vardeman family appreciates your memorial gift to the Batesville Living Memorial Program for the tree seedling planted in memory of Zoie. Thank you for your thoughtful remembrance of her through this special memorial.

David Vardeman

March 15, 2017

A note of appreciation for the caring attention you gave to our mother, Maxine Medlin. The arrangements were as requested and the blanket was beautiful. We are grateful for your service.

Harry & Colin Windham

March 15, 2017

Hello Josh, On behalf of the entire family, I want to thank you for your very thoughtful, sensitive, and efficient assistance with the funeral of our dear mother and grandmother. We are all so very grateful for all that you did. How lucky we were that you were there to help us work through such a difficult time. Please know that we remain deeply grateful.

Malcolm Hill

November 28, 2016

Thank you [Susan Stem] for being so polite and helpful, even coffee. I arrived in time for Sherry's memorial and even made it back home safely. Your directions are perfect. The new facilities are so beautiful and the attention to the detail of a worshipful service has not been lost in the many years since I have been a part of the respectful way you usher in a memorial service. Thank you.

Ethel Rentfro

November 26, 2016

Mr. Riggs, We can't thank you enough for helping with our school's high school assembly. There is no way that we could have relayed such a distinct point regarding drug and alcohol awareness without the assistance of you and your staff. We appreciate everything you and the staff did for us and can't believe how willing you all were to help us out. Thank you!

Flip, Will, Kait, Alex, & Christian (Vanguard College Preparatory School)

November 16, 2016

Thank you once again for your generous sponsorship of our 5K event-Striding for Wellness. Your generosity has helped us to encourage healthy habits in our employees and consumers. Thank you so much for your positive impact on our community.

Molly Howard

November 15, 2016

Thank you so much for your compassionate care of our family during this difficult time. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful service for my mother.

Vanessa Mounce

November 04, 2016

Dear Tommy, Thank you so much for your help through the funeral process. You made a difficult time, a bit easier. Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey did a wonderful job for us from Carl's awesome DVD, and Susan's beautiful laminated obituaries, to the quick receipt of the death certificates. The services could not have been smoother. We really appreciated Hatch's kind words and visits. Most of all we are grateful to you for seeing us through this time. We appreciate you.

The Dean Family

August 10, 2016

Dear Hatch, Thank you for the excellent care for me and my family during Helen's homegoing. IT was a tender yet professional treatment by fine and experienced people. Your phone call and words of comfort meant much because I knew you had been there. Grateful, Don

Donald McNeely

June 27, 2016

Susan, You were the first and last person I spoke with at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey. Thank you for your patient and considerate assistance concerning my mother's final affairs. May God bless you and your family.

Keith Cutler

June 11, 2016

Dear Friends, Once again my family is in your debt for not only the thoughtful care of our loved ones but also for each and every one of your compassion and expertise! Family helping families what a true blessing! Forever grateful.

Betsy & Family

April 15, 2016

To the staff, Thank you all for your kindness and professionalism in your handling of my father's funeral service. Special thank yous to Steve Mansen, Hatch Bailey, Carl Shamburger. I couldn't possibly have made it through that week without your over-the-top care and kindness.

Sydney (Henry) Easley

April 11, 2016

Josh, I just wanted to thank you again for your kindness and support when I lost my very dearest friend, Sammie Warhol. Not just anyone can do what you do by helping those who suffer the loss of a loved one. You have a gift for assisting those during difficult times, and I will always be grateful for your time and support. Sincerely, Peggy Kemp

Peggy

April 04, 2016

Thank you for helping us say "farewell" to mother. A job "well done" by all of you. Sincerely, Kent Bratcher

Kent

April 02, 2016

Dear Steve, Thank you so much for helping us plan and prepare for my mom's funeral service on February 6th. You and the whole WHB family provided us with everything we needed, and of course, handled all of the things that we didn't know we needed. Everything was done in such a professional manner and with such good care. It's never easy, and I especially appreciated your patience and understanding. The efforts made to provide such seamless, caring service was a great comfort to us all. Again, thank you!

Barbara Powell

February 22, 2016

Just a word to say thank you for the exceptional job from Tommy Riggs and his staff in the recent service I conducted for the Glenda Bullard family. The WHB staff present for the visitation exhibited professional care and manner with the general public who attended the visitation and the service. The staff made everyone feel at home, making sure everyone knew where the restrooms were, and going the extra mile that the needs of people were met. It is also a joy and privilege to work alongside folk who provide excellent customer service. Continue the good work! -Dr. Craig Klempnauer, Pastor Grace Temple Baptist Church

Craig

December 11, 2015

Dear Hatch, The whole family wants to thank you for the great care and consideration you provided during Bernard's funeral and memorial service. Every detail was attended to perfectly and you helped us all through such a sad time so perfectly. We thank both ceremonies were fitting tributes to Bernard and we know that in great part you were responsible for that. We will always hold you and your whole business in such high regard.

The Rapoport Family

April 23, 2012

Dear Hatch, Thank you so much for your compassion and support during this difficult time in the life of FBC Woodway. The care and concern with which your staff handled the funerals of Mike and Jim made it much easier not only on the families but on the FBC staff as well. You have a thoughtful and compassionate staff and their attention to details is tremendous.

Michelle Telg

Hatch, My brother-in-law, Walter Banas, died on 3 November, and Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey handled the arrangements. The family of Walt and I wish to give thanks to Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey for the professionalism and compassion they provided during this difficult time. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would give a 20. I give thanks to all, but a bit more to the designer of the memorial program. It was most tasteful and also quite beautiful. In fact, I have never seen a memorial program so outstanding. Again, thanks for such outstanding arrangements.

Clyde Koehne

To the wonderful entire staff at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, Our whole family would love to express our deep, sincere, and heartfelt thank you for the incredible care organization, empathy, professionalism you did with the memorial for our mother, Jane Sternberg. The reception was perfect following the service. Made this extremely difficult time for everyone a little more comforting. Again, as you know, this time for a family losing such a special, perfect person is overwhelming, and you helping us to not worry about part of mom's death an absolute God send. With much gratitude, the family of Jane Sternberg.

Family of Jane Sternberg

Dear Hatch, My heartfelt gratitude is extended to you for the TLC and personal care you gave to mom and my family upon the death of my dad. We are very blessed to have you as a friend and expert in cares of the heart! Thank you!

Peggy Hoffman Brown

Dear Susan, Thank you so much for letting me borrow the extra sign-in book and for filling out the book we bought. It was done so well. You did a beautiful job filling it out for us--we were very proud. Thanks for your kindness. Sincerely, Debbie King

Debbie King

You and your outstanding staff honored us by giving me your all during our time with you. The service was truly a memorable experience for our family. I was so pleased with the way it all came together – just as I had planned and without a hitch. I knew it would be with WHB at the helm! I’ll forever be grateful to the WHB family for being the integral part of this most important occasion. Thank you for allowing me to deviate from the ‘norm,’ as you know it was a very different funeral!

Helen

At the time of my mother’s passing away, I had never had to deal with the loss of a loved one before, and make funeral arrangements. My first impression of Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey immediately calmed my nervousness and made all of us feel comfortable. From the very beginning when entering your doors, to departing the gravesite, someone was there gently guiding us. With your help and expertise, the viewing, funeral and gravesite service turned out to be a beautiful tribute to mom’s life.

Linda

Words cannot adequately express our gratitude and appreciation for all that was done in our time of need.

Lisa

I appreciated very much the kind help that you and your staff provided to me and my family during a very difficult time. You took care of every detail with professionalism and grace.

Weldon

I want to thank you all for everything you did for my dad’s ‘graduation.’ Everyone was so kind and careful. When circumstances threatened, I felt as if I had a whole troop of protectors around my dad’s day. Thank you for your attentiveness to detail, compassion and understanding.

Sandra

I wanted to take time to thank you for Dr. Stripling’s program that I have attended. It has been a wonderful resource for me. He is a very fine person with a gift to help people see hope and what we must do to go through the paces. Each journey is unique. Blessings to you and your family.

Melissa

Thank you for all the calls of concern and for the compassion and professionalism with the service. Your kindness is appreciated.

Jane

Thank you all for enabling us to have a beautiful tribute to our son. The Waco community is truly blessed to have the Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Family to help during these moments. You all went above and beyond. We are forever grateful.

Lisa, Rick, Lauren, Larissa

 

 

 

 

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