Our Entrusted Love Ones
~ Obituaries, Tributes, Condolences and Gifts of Love & Support ~
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Monday, April 18, 2022
Friday, April 15, 2022
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Sunday, March 27, 2022
Saturday, March 26, 2022
Thursday, February 3, 2022
AFTER A WHILE
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn love doesn't mean leaning and company doesn't always mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts and presents aren't always promises
and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up
and your eyes ahead with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain
for plans and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure, that you really are strong and
you really do have worth and you learn and you learn
with every good-bye you learn.
Author: Veronica Shoffstall
“Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.”
― Fred Rogers A.K.A The world according to Mister Rogers
Welcome to Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc.
We believe that creating a meaningful ceremony when death occurs can greatly assist our families with their emotional, psychological and spiritual journey; from grief to healing. This honorable tribute is the first step in the grieving process and we know it should not be taken lightly.
The passing of a loved one often causes a temporary disconnect from the world around us, as we search for answers and a sense of meaning - Pressed to make internal adaptations to this new reality, know as Grieving.
It is the mission of the Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, to insure that the services create a memorable experience; conducted with professionalism, dignity and honor.
As Funeral Directors, we have had to embrace the reality in which we will face our own mortality and additionally, deal with the loss of our loved ones - the love, respect & reverence held for their life and our relationships, transcends to our service within our stand of care and service.
This has become a Ministry of Paying it Forward - we look at your choice to entrusting your loved to our care, as a mutually beneficial relationship that is deeper the just a business relationship. Over the 45 years of servicing our families, we have found, that their is a great appreciate for our manner of care and the ability to trust and lean on our professionals in your time of need. What most of you don't realize is that we build our inner strength, purpose and faith knowing that your families, in their individual time:
Bearing the storm, Picking up their batons,
Continuing to move in their purpose and Resting on their Tomorrows.
Therefore let's start our relationship off with allowing us to say, thank you in advance for revealing that when the time comes, we can get through the darkness.
The Floyd A. Williams Funeral Home, Inc. is committed to assisting families see the light shining
through the leaves of this shady tree.
Our Ministry is focused on guiding the weak at heart, strengthening the family bonds,
empowering the generations to STIR & accept the batons and stabilizing your LEGACY.
Our Genuine, Caring Nature, Compassion and Professional Guidance Continues to Shine!
Under A Test Of Time
Let us first start by giving our deepest condolences to all those who have lost loved ones to this new Coronavirus Strain (COVID-19) and additionally we are lifting healing prayers to all that have been diagnosed. Fear & Stress can weaken your immune system so we also pray for internal peace for you, your Family & your Community, as you search for ways to overcome, protect and support each other. We thank & commend all the Healthcare Professionals & Local Government Officials, that our at the frontlines of this battle.
We Stand by You ALL.
As the President of the Massachusetts Funeral Director's Association (MFDA) stated, Assisting families and friends with loss is our privilege and honor as funeral directors. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that funeral directors throughout Massachusetts are taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus.
Our firm is still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve, are receiving uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause of death or the limitations in memorializing them.
In the past months, we have been following the MFDA, who have been in contact with state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, ensuring that the information funeral homes receive are as current as possible. We found ourselves reaching out to local officials, ensuring that we moved forward with the public welfare as our primary concern. We have always followed the guidelines of OSHA and have been inspected by the Local Department of Public Health on an Annual basis. As part of our annual license renewal, we participate in public health and safety training.
As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. Basically affecting the operations of Places of Assembly, which the Governor has defined and outlined a funeral home, as such. We are currently held by the public guideline of :
For indoor gatherings, the maximum remains unchanged at 25 people in a single enclosed area.
50 people in a single space.
For smaller spaces, a limit of 25 percent of the area’s legal maximum occupancy
— or eight people per 1,000 square feet where no occupancy is recorded
Any indoor or outdoor gathering where participants cannot consistently maintain six feet of physical distance between one another will be in violation of the new rules — no matter the number of participants.
When it comes to scheduling a repass after services, we are not currently advising families to host even a private gatherings, since the mandates include Private Residences as well. According to the order, both the indoor and outdoor gathering limits apply to private homes and backyard.
Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their particular needs on an individual basis.
We encourage bereaved families to work with our funeral directors to create meaningful services that falls within the governor's emergency orders
~Please See Our Opt for Precaution Under Our Services~
By now, you are aware that another way to limit the spread of the virus is to refrain from going out in public if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, we will need your cooperation to use good judgement, as we continue to lay your loved ones to rest. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we kindly ask that you refrain from attending the arrangement conference or services, to prevent spreading illness, but to also protect those at high-risk. You can feel free to call and reach out to us, Our Directors will be willing to share your sympathies with the family and feel free to inquire about other options to let the bereaved know that you support and care for them. We live and work in your communities and we take the impact of this pandemic seriously.
Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices, as we serve your loved ones and the bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind, as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months.
~ Together We Will Over Come ~