What Families Are Saying
Almost every day, we receive thank you notes and cards from the families we’ve served. Each of these heartfelt messages means more to us than we can express here, because it affirms the fact that we are doing what we set out to do when we opened the doors of Skyvue Funeral Home: help families celebrate, honor, and memorialize a loved one with compassionate attentive care, and thorough professionalism. Take some time to read their words – and learn that, every day, we exceed expectations.
Posted: October 28, 2012
Message: We wish to thank everyone at Skyvue for taking such loving care of our beautiful daughter Jessica. She looked just as if she were sleeping. It was a beautiful final farewell. We were treated respectfully as was Jessica. Our viewing the day before the funeral was in a pretty, quiet room. There was no pressure to buy extra services and we were even told the casket we chose was more expensive.I highly recommend Skyvue to anyone.
Posted: July 20, 2012
Message: In reference to the July 7th post by “Jennifer”: This was a direct cremation and no “viewing” was to have taken place as in keeping with the wishes of the deceased and arranged by me as his surviving spouse.
Skyvue was kind enough to allow for an unexpected and brief final farewell for the immediate family. They were very accommodating when the number of family members grew to include nine people. Robert was very careful to advise that due to the condition of the body a “full viewing was not prudent and possibly disturbing”, and he let us know exactly what we could expect. I fully agree with and appreciate his professional assessment and his repeated cautionary warnings.
When the viewing demands became excessive and tempers flared-the staff remained professional and maintained the best possible decorum. I am appreciative of the “extra mile” SkyVue went to in order to comfort a grieving family and would not hesitate to use their services in the future.
Posted: July 7, 2012
Message: I will never use this place ever again and will not suggest anyone else use it either. They are all about business and do not care about the fact that people may have just lost a loved one. Most of the people were nice, but a few in particular were rude. Also, our viewing was in some kind of utility room rather than in a private area. My father was not cleaned up for viewing or anything. And during the viewing the staff was very rude. This business ruined my goodbyes with my father.
Posted: May 7, 2012
Name: Cathy Holmes
Message: A Simple Hug
by Johnny Ray Ryder Jr
There's something in a simple hug
That always warms the heart;
It welcomes us back home
And makes it easier to part
A hug's a way to share the joy
And sad times we go through,
Or just a way for friends to say
They like you 'cause you're you
Hugs are meant for anyone
For whom we really care,
From your grandma to your neighbor,
Or a cuddly teddy bear
A hug is an amazing thing -
It's just the perfect way
To show the love we're feeling
But can't find the words to say
It's funny how a little hug
Makes everyone feel good;
In every place and type,
It's always understood
And hugs don't need new equipment,
Special batteries or parts
Just open up your arms
And open up your hearts
***I will miss your hugs, Cathy***
Posted: November 4, 2011
Name: carole foster
Message: When I think of funeral services, what I received from you was so far above, there was care, love and a true servant's heart. I will always be so grateful for the care and espcially your attention to detail for my husband at a time when emotions were so overwhelming for me.
Posted: July 13, 2011
Name: Debra Dudney
Message: It has been 3 years since my Mother passed (June 11, 2008)...and on behalf of my Family...we cannot thank Claude & Daniel Estes, Jo Carol Dugger, Robert and other staff enough for the love and compassion that they showed to our family when our Mom...passed suddenly in her sleep. We were so sad and hurting....she had 8 children, lots of grand-children and great-grand-children. She was the glue that kept us all together....her legacy lives on in all of us. We feel very blessed that Mom had made the decision and informed all of us of her desire to be buried at SkyVue Memorial Gardens. She told me that she made that decision, because they were like family. She was so right...even 3 years later...they are still like family. I love to visit my Mom's grave each week...and many times they have stopped and given me an encouraging word...or just ask if everything was OK. The Estes Family and Staff are an amazing goup of people...so full of love and compassion and just what a person enduring this loss needs. My Family has purchased a corner of plots that surround our Mom's grave...and recommend without hesitation...the services of Skyvue Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. Thanks again....and God Bless Your Family....on behalf of the Freida Snodgrass Family...
Posted: July 12, 2011
Name: Mike and Patty Bowen
Message: Our son Steven's funeral was our very first experience with making funeral arrangements - we were apprehensive, to say the least. The Skyvue staff was caring, thoughtul and more than fair. The funeral was beautifully done by Chris Jones. I would recommend Skyvue and Chris Jones without hesitation.
Posted: June 28, 2011
Name: Tammy Maldonado
Message: If it wasn't for Claud and Daniel Estes, including the Skyvue family, my mother wouldn't of had such a beautiful service. My brother Joe, Alma and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Posted: May 16, 2011
Name: Pat Kneer
Message: We decided to hire Skyvue to handle the arrangements for my nephew, Michael Robinson, and it was the best decision we could have made. The staff was so kind and helpful and their genuine sincerity in helping the family will be remembered forever. Chris helped us through all of the arrangements and even officiated the ceremony for us and did not want any compensation, saying it was an honor to do this for our family - how often do you EVER hear something like that from a funeral home. Thank you, Chris, you did an outstanding job and we thank God for you.
Posted: March 29, 2011
Name: Misty Mendoza
Message: This is for my friend Brian Duke. I am so sad that you have left us so soon. You will be missed by so many friends and family. There hasn't been a day since you passed that I haven't thought about you. I keep trying to make sense of this and keep asking God for strength to help me understand. I am praying for God to help heal the hurt of all your family and friends during this time. May you Rest in Peace and know that you are loved and will be missed forever!
Posted: February 10, 2011
Name: Cristi Griffin
Message: Robert Jackson was loved by so many, he will be missed dearly. A new angel has been born to the heavens to watch over the Jackson and Pafford families. Hugs and prayers to his family.
Posted: December 24, 2010
Name: Donna Strunk
Message: Chris did a wonderful job with my brother-in-laws & my grandmothers funerals. He is amazing when it comes to a grieving family. Thank You Chris for everything you have done to help me & my family feel at ease with our loved ones services. You are THE BEST.
Posted: December 9, 2010
Name: Leila Potter
Message: A special thanks to Skyvue especially Chris Jones, during my sister's passing on 7/24/10. Chris told a wonderful story at the graveside that my mom will never forget. Your staff is remarkable.
Posted: November 15, 2010
Name: Valerie Gomez-Romero
Message: Just wanted to say thank you to the Skyvue Funeral Home. We lost my father suddenly and did not know what we were going to do. We found Skyvue and they worked with us and helped us out so much during this difficult time. I am truley thankful we laid my father to rest in this cemetary. I know he is resting in peace now.
Posted: August 4, 2010
Name: LORETTA JOHNSON
Message: WOW! WHAT CAN I SAY ABOUT YOUR WONDERFUL PEOPLE? WE NEEDED YOU A SECOND TIME FOR MY DAD'S SON WHO PASSED AWAY ON JULY 4TH AND YOU GUYS WERE RIGHT THERE TO HANDLE WHATEVER YOU COULD FOR MY DAD IN HIS TIME OF GRIEF. YOU GUYS ARE JUST AMAZING!!!!! YOUR LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR THE PEOPLE YOU DEAL WITH IS JUST AMAZING. YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST AND I AM SO GLAD YOU ARE A PART OF MY FAMILY!!!!!!!
Posted: July 16, 2010
Name: Lisa Lopez
Message: There are not enough words to describe how thankful we are for taking care of my husbands mother. You guys have gone out of your way to honor her as well as bring comfort to our family. The amount of compassion you all showed to friends and family is greatly appreciated. May God bless you all! Lisa
Posted: June 22, 2010
Name: Ron Livingston
Message: To all at Skyvue, I just wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond in handling the arrangements for my sister Cindy Ray's memorial service. Our family will be forever grateful for the wonderful service you provided, and for your understanding and helpful deeds in our time of need. God bless you all.
Posted: May 26, 2010
Name: Lonnie Henry
Message: Thank you for the beautiful service for my sister on May 1, 2010
Posted: February 19, 2010
Name: Teresa Turner Nunley
Message: Thank you to all of the staff at Skyvue, especially Chris Jones for the great care you all have given my Grandmother, Edna Gray. After her passing you all did your best to make our last memories of her special. There is nothing you could have done to make her funeral any easier or more special for me and my family. We were so blessed to have Chris and all of the Skyvue family. All of you went above and beyond our expectations and it is greatly appreciated.
Thank you again! Teresa Nunley
Posted: December 13, 2009
Name: Jill Radocich
Message: I want to thank you all for all that you have done for me and how well you have been towards me since the death of my son and caring for his grave since he has been buried out there for the last 13 years
Posted: November 9, 2009
Name: Karry Brown
Message: I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone at Skyvue, with an extra one to Chris Jones. I lost my best friend and every person at Skyvue all went above and beyond. The family and I would like to personally acknowledge Chris Jones. At such a sad moment in our lives you truly made a difference to all of us, we will never forget you or your caring spirit. I can not say enough nice things about Skyvue or the staff. Thank you for making a difficult time a little more easy. Chris, you are TRULY an angel among us.
Posted: November 8, 2009
Name: Cheryl Linzmaier-Woods
Message: Skyvue provided outstanding professional service and care for my mother's arrangements. From the initial phone call to the follow-up communication, Skyvue was truly professional. The entire staff was sincere, honest, and quite caring in my time of need. A special shout-out is extended to Chris Jones, who helped me through the most difficult time of my life. When I didn't think I could even face the reality of her passing, Chris was there for me. His attention to detail, warmth, caring and true compassion is to be commended. I highly recommend Skyvue.
Posted: August 31, 2009
Name: Courtnie Rocamontes
Message: I want to Thank yoiu Cody Rocamontes funeral services
Posted: July 12, 2009
Name: Zelda Harrington
I believe you were sent to take care of my mother. I will never forget you. Thank you for caring.
Posted: July 12, 2009
Name: Debra Neale
Message: After helping my husband and mother-in-law for a month with her mother, I was very protective of their feelings. We were all a little raw. I had no need to worry.
Chris was very kind. He made sure my mother-in-law knew when her mother arrived and walked us through the process like we were his own family. I can't imagine being in better hands.
When we need this service again, I have no doubt who I will go to.
Posted: June 9, 2009
Name: Becca Pafford
Message: I would like to 'thank you' for making my dads [Roy Jackson] funeral a blessing. You make death look a whole lot sweeter. I was amazed how your service that you provided was outstanding. I would not choose any other place to have a loved one rest at.
Again, thank you so much for your outstanding friendship and service.
Posted: February 9, 2009
Name: Janice M (Antwine) Flowers
Message: My only son passed away in July 1998 at the age of 28 and at his burial the Estes Family provided lemonade, ice water and their presence on a day when the temperature was 106 degrees, my out-of-town relatives were impressed. Each time I visit my son's grave the area is well taken care of. I would encourage everyone to trust their loved ones to Skyvue. Thank you.
Posted: December 23, 2008
Name: Loretta Johnson
Message: I just wanted to take a minute and post a quick note to anyone who has lost a loved one, this is the most wonderful place you could ever find to handle your arrangements. They take the time to walk you through the process of planning a funeral and have the upmost respect for you and your loved one. After dealing with the staff, Jo Carol, Chris and Claude when my brother in law passed away, my husband and I decided to buy a plot there and are doing a pre-arranged funeral through them. It is a great comfort to me to know that these loving people will be handling my arrangements after I pass and I know I will be treated with as much respect in death as I was in life. I cannot say enough about these fine people. They are just truely wonderful caring people. From the time of the first phone call even into the present I am fortunate enough to call these people a new extension of my family. ALL MY LOVE GUYS!!!!!
Posted: December 22, 2008
Name: Lisa Koob
Message: I just wanted for anyone who has lost a loved one to know how wonderful everyone there is. I was treated very badly at another furneral home and Claud, Jo Carol and Chris help me more ten any words could ever say. They have been there for me even after my husbands services were done and over. I know that I can call them and they will talk to me even though it has been a month since my husbands sudden passing. I feel like I now have a extened family. I want to tell everyone there thank you and I love each and everyone of you. I will be making sure if I ever know of anyone who needs these services that I will send them to Skyvue without a second thought.
All my love & thanks
Posted: December 17, 2008
Name: carmen groce
Message: Just giving my testimony. Claud and Jo helped us in every way possible when my dad, James Mullins died. They are the most kindest and compassionate people to deal with during a time that is truly overwhelming!!