From the time we were welcomed into the doors of the funeral chapels, we experienced a warm, compassionate and welcoming spirit. We were greeted and welcomed with a feeling of open and embracing arms. Our Uncle Doug, the brother of our parents Cecilia and Donald Raphael and the Funeral Director of Lawrence Jones Funeral Chapels was the one for whom we were preparing this homegoing ceremony. Bishop Lindsay Jones and Reverend DeLawrence Shepherd walked us through the process patiently and handled things with the utmost of care and professionalism. Considering these trying times with COVID -19, the chapels maintained and already had a protocol for safety precautions, sanitation, seating, social distancing and were very accommodating of our requests.
Following our discussion and initial meeting, every detail was addressed and handled with care from the flowers, program, vocalists and photographic memories. On the day of the services, our family was again welcomed and carried through the process with white glove service. The program was executed with care and excellence from our arrival the day of the funeral and greeting by Retha to the ceremony at the gravesite . The eulogy shared by Bishop Lindsay Jones was truly heartfelt and spoke to Uncle Doug’s true character expressing what he meant to the Lawrence Jones Family and the community. Our family left Kansas City knowing that we had given him a wonderful goodbye with the help of the Lawrence Jones Family that truly loved and respected him and the service that they provide.
We were put at ease during a time that could have been so challenging and stressful.
I must say "Lawrence A Jones LINWOOD CHAPEL" SERVICES WERE AWESOME AND DID A WONDERFUL BEAUIFUL BLESSED JOB ON MY/ OUR MOTHER'S HOMEGOING . YOU ALL SERVED US WELL AND THE AMOUNT WE SPENT WAS WELL WORTH LAYING OUR MOTHER AWAY , MOTHER LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS JUST LAYING HERE ASLEEP ..SO I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ON YOUR STAFFF...AS MOTHER WAS *A ONE OF A KIND LADY* ...KINDHEARTED SWEET GIVING LADY. HER NAME IS **"DELORES JEAN HARDIN SMITH"BKA BABYJEAN * * BIKE **MOMMA* WHOM GOD CALLED HOME ON SEPTEMBER 30,1999 ....HER HOME GOING WAS OCTOBER 9,1999. AS SHE WAS BORN JUNE 6,1934. WE HAD 9 FAMILY CARS as well as (9) NINE PURE WHITE DOVES.. AS our MOTHER HAD 9 CHILDREN AND A SPECIAL GRANDDAUGHTER YOLONDA HARDIN KERSHAW WHOM WAS LIKE A DAUGHTER AND CALLED * oUR mOTHER * MOMMA* & HER TWO BOYS ANTONIO (rip)& DONTAE' which were Our Moms great grandsons and very special to Our Mother as well. ..Mother is truly missed and always loved and I must say LAJ ... we all are doing as well as expected as these holidays are so touching without Our Mother as she was the Legacy to Our Family. ... AS WE ARE A HUGE FAMILY. Mother ,Bike, Momma knew so many people and always smiled wit her Kind heart. I can't remember if she ever frowned , if so ,It was not very long. I do my best to be just Like my Mother and please know her Spirit lives within me . fyi .We still do a 3 day weekend IN Memory of Our Mother Celebration each year IN KCMO as when she was here on Earth we always celebrated her NO MATTER WHAT ..even if it was just going to eat at Three Friends . I remember one weekend as we were doing the IN MEMORY ..A PURE WHITE DOVE APPEARED IN FRONT OF MY HOME AND MY DAUGHTER GINA & SON GENE WERE in town getting ready to attend and I hollered and called them to come to front door and see the Dove and as they arrived to the door The Dove flew away and they advised me ..Momma that was meant just for you to see (Yes I felt that was my Mom just checking on us and to say PEACE BE STILL as she is ok and she is watching and checking on Us All)..So again I say Thank you LAJ & Family ..God is so Good ..Have a Happy Blessed New Year and Yes we will continue to allow you to serve Us .
Always enjoyed Mrs Clyce when she would come into the our Walmart.Loved visiting with her she always had a smile on her face and she left you with a smile she was a special Lady Now she is smiling down on her family.
LAJ did an awesome Job on the Home Going of my Mother Delores Jean Hardin Smith in 1999. May I ask why I can no longer pull her Obituary up on your site. Thank you
Cynthia is and always will be my friend
She taught me Grace. What it means in the book of Romans. Miss you Sister in Christ.
Cynthia taught me what Grace means from the book of Romans. I will never forget that I am saved by grace.
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