By Lacey Kupfer Wulf | photos by Candor Pictures
Regardless of your background, accomplishments, or character, death is unfortunately inevitable for all people. You may not necessarily wish to think about death, but sooner or later, it will somehow affect you. Whether you are faced with the death of a loved or are thinking about your own departure from this world, All Peoples’ Funeral Home can be an invaluable resource. Deborah Ali-Williams, president and funeral director at All Peoples’, and the rest of her team are there to make a celebration of life less stressful and more meaningful for families left to mourn.
Making a Positive First Impression
After helping thousands of families, Deborah understands the feelings of despair, shock, disbelief, and even numbness that can follow the death of a loved one. As a result, she and her experienced team approach each celebration of life with great care, integrity, and respect. They gently guide surviving families through a variety of options to remember their departed loved one. When families first visit All Peoples’ Funeral Home, they are immediately surrounded by the beautiful space and an atmosphere of care and love, the perfect setting to memorialize a departed family member or friend.
Personalizing a Celebration of Life
For some mourning families, funerals are a solemn occasion to process grief. For others, they want to celebrate the positive aspects of their loved one’s life and impact. At All Peoples’ Funeral Home, there is no right or wrong way to honor the deceased.
In fact, on one occasion, the family wanted to set up a carnival-themed event in the cemetery for a child. Deborah says, “Each celebration of life can be a unique way to come together and pay tribute to the person.” On the other hand, some families want a more traditional service.
For her mother’s celebration of life, Lora Gilreath appreciated the attention to little personalized details her mother’s service received. She says, “All Peoples’ took special care of mom down to the finest details, like making sure her nails were manicured and polished with her favorite color and asking us about her favorite fragrance. They treated my mother and the family with respect and dignity.”
Regardless of the tone you want to have, All Peoples’ Funeral Home can help you make every detail perfect. “We can offer you a beautiful space to join with family and friends in grief, comfort, and love,” says Deborah.
Whether your loved one’s passing is somewhat expected, or you’re taken completely by surprise, grief can be difficult to deal with, especially so soon afterward. Deborah knows from personal experience with her own family passings that the grieving process usually doesn’t end with a funeral, however celebrating a loved one’s life provides an important step towards healing. She says, “Grief is very real, and I want to help people honor their unique grief and begin to understand how to mend their hearts.”
Bereaved son Nathan Maxey adds, “The death of my mother has shattered my heart but some of the pieces have been restored thanks to APFH and the great work they provided to ensure my mother was smiling from heaven.”
No one enjoys thinking about the inevitable end of their own life, but making advanced arrangements can be one of the kindest things you can do for your loved ones. Instead of having to make decisions about a service during this time of immense grief, your family and friends can focus on honoring and grieving your passing. Deborah says, “When you prearrange, you make those first 24 hours so much easier for your loved ones.”
During this vulnerable time, people can make unnecessary purchases, which means that taking care of your final wishes in advance can help your family save significantly. You can also spare them from the stress of choosing specific details of your funeral without knowing your wishes.
Thinking about her own funeral service someday in the future, Deborah has quite the production in mind. She says, “We’re going to roll out the red carpet. It’s definitely going to be a Celebration of Life!”
Although death isn’t a light or pleasant topic to consider, it’s important to look ahead and potentially make plans for your eventual passing.
Guiding Families Through Deaths
Funeral arrangements aren’t the only concerns bereaved families face when a loved one dies. In addition to mountains of paperwork to file, there are many unknowns for most people who are unfamiliar with what they need to do. The team at All Peoples’ Funeral Home will walk you through all the steps you need to take. In addition, they can stay connected with you with uplifting grief thoughts of the day, set up counseling, help publish obituaries, provide advice for how to talk about death with children, and more.
Building on a Legacy of Making a Difference
When she was younger, Deborah wanted to become a police officer to fulfill her passion for helping others. However, she realized the impact she could have when her father, who worked at Sheffield Funeral Home, told her a story about a family who had been devastated after a tragic accident claimed a loved one. Through his stunning restorative art skills, the family was able to view the departed person one last time, allowing them to say goodbye. Deborah knew then that she could make a difference in this unique way.
Going Almost 30 Years Strong
Deborah began her career working in several funeral homes, eventually attending the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in 1993 for advanced professional training.
Since 1995, when Deborah opened the business in the Fort Bend area, All Peoples’ Funeral Home has become part of the local community. With impressive facilities located in both Rosharon and Houston, Deborah and her team are well-equipped to meet your unique needs and make your funeral event memorable for all the right reasons.
Whether you are thinking of your own mortality or must overcome the loss of someone you love, you can trust All Peoples’ Funeral Home to take care of you. Their amazing team will make sure everything in the celebration of life service is exactly what you and your loved ones need and want.
Death may be inevitable and may end a journey, but with the help of All Peoples’ Funeral Home, you and your loved ones will be celebrated in a beautiful, dignified, respectful, unique, and memorable way.
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13035 Highway 6 (South of Sienna)
Rosharon, Texas 77583
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Houston, Texas 77033