On April 3, 2018 the Westmoreland Funeral Home provided the services for the funeral of William G. Greenlee. As his stepdaughter, I would like to take a few minutes to express how very much the family appreciated all Westmoreland did during our time of grief.
As a clergy person with more than 25 years of service I’ve been involved in over 100 funerals or Celebration of life Services. About an equal number were held in a funeral home versus a church. I’ve worked with old family-owned funeral homes, funeral homes that have many chain components, modern state-of-the-art funeral homes, crematories, and everything in between. Never before have I felt called to express my appreciation for the services performed by Jim Gibson, Tyler Mace, Michael Branch and the staff at Westmoreland.
Now, while it’s true that Bill had a special place in my heart, I don’t believe my appreciation of your part in Bill’s funeral influences my heart-felt thanks for the many things you di d to help my family during this journey. Things some people might consider trivial like cold bottles of water, the professionalism and respect shown by your staff, the seemly clairvoyant way your staff perceived a need and filled it before we even knew one existed – these things were not trivial to us. Always present, yet never intrusive, Westmoreland’s anticipated every possible situation and was prepared for anything.
The Military component of Bill’s service was faultless. Please express my gratitude to them. And the bag pipe musician was the best I’ve ever heard. The coordination with all aspects of Bill’s funeral, and with so many people participating in it, was flawless. But the crowning touch was the Tootsie Rolls in a bowl at Westmoreland’s. Did you know that someone, and not a family member, slipped a Tootsie Roll in Bill’s hand in the casket? So I just wanted to thank you again for making this difficult time a little easier for those of us who loved Bill Greenlee. Westmoreland’s Funeral Home will always hold a special place in our hearts. May God continue to bless the service you so expertly provide.
Sincerely, Linda Scott
Dear Jim, Tyler, and Tamra, My (and our family's !) heartfelt "Thank You" for all you, especially, have given and done for me/us/mom in this season of Mom's home going and services! Thank You to each additional person at Westmoreland who helped in each/every way too.
For the three of you, especially, all you have given/done resonates in my soul deeper than words and will remain there for a lifetime. I am so, so grateful! We all were extremely pleased with every aspect. I pray that God continues to bless each of you personally and Westmoreland, which is such a gift to our community.
Jim, you and your family are blessings to this county. The memorial book will be cherished. I appreciate the wonderful care to grandma, Mae Shell, and our family.
Thank You, dear staff at Westmoreland for this beautiful book! It is one more additional blessing you have given us in this sensitive time of mom's home going.
When my mother passed, Westmoreland were so kind and helpful to us. Four years later my lil brother passed away and again their kindness and professionalism was a blessing. They go beyond the call of duty and you never forget people who show you such compassion in a difficult time of grief.
Westmoreland has been serving our community for as long as I can remember. They have a lovely facility, but more importantly, everyone on the staff is very professional yet kind, compassionate and attentive to every detail.
When my Mother passed away,the staff was just the most compassionate and understanding. Then 2weeks later we were hit with the death of my Daddy. Once again the staff stood up and were so kind. Thank you all for helping my brother and myself when we could hardly even think.
I've observed Mr. Gibson and staff at several funerals. They were always very compassionate. They were always right there for any needs of the family members! Personally they treated me and my family with dignity and respect like they really cared about us!!
Our County is blessed to have this funeral home. These employees are the best!
I appreciate their expertise in this trying moment and days to comes. Highly recommend this funeral home.
Wonderful staff! Jim Gibson and Tyler Mace are wonderful, caring people that make you feel like family! They go above and beyond and the Westmoreland family is a true blessing.
Mr. Gibson helped with finding a pastor for my father's funeral. The funeral was exactly what I wanted. Mr. Gibson was so helpful in helping me deal with the funeral.
The Staff at Westmoreland was very good and helpful.
We were very pleased with all the services. In Kannapolis, NC where we are from there is one funeral home our family has always used and I always say you are going out in glory if services were there. Well now Westmoreland has the same high standards and I feel when people leave this world, If they choose Westmoreland they are going out In Glory.
I am very satisfied with Westmoreland. Everyone was very professional and caring.
My grandparents, great-grandparents, and parents have all used Westmoreland for their services. This was for our mother and I was particularly impressed with Tyler, his care and kind words. He went above and beyond to make sure everything was as we requested. The entire staff was exceptional.
My mother’s service was perfect. The staff at Westmoreland was kind and caring.
Westmoreland did a wonderful job working with our 89 year old dad at the services for his wife. The staff at Westmoreland was amazing.
Thank you for helping me to make it through the most dreaded day of my life! Thank you for allowing me to sit vigil with my mother for the two days before the service. Thank you all at Westmoreland for being friends to our family. That friendship gave me the strength to attend the funeral, I was unsure if I would be able to do it. I am satisfied and proud of the service and the attention Tyler and all of the staff at Westmoreland provided me and my family. There is really no other choice in funeral homes, it will always be Westmoreland!
Your Staff was very professional & Caring! You really helped us thru the most difficult time in my life. Thank you for your service!
We wanted to express our gratitude and thanks for your help and services in connection with our mother's service. It made things go smoothly and easier at a difficult time.
We want to thank every one for everything you did for us during our time of services. We appreciate everything. Thank you so much. Cordia McKinney Family.
My mothers body looked amazing! Our family was so happy with the attention given to her body! It meant so much to us. Tyler was our director and did an "Outstanding job". Caring and professional young man! Thank you to staff and all involved!
Mr. Gibson was very helpful to come to our house for my husband to make his arrangements himself. We could not have asked for anyone to be more helpful and caring in our time of need. I would use Westmoreland again.
Outstanding job by all members of Westmoreland. Thanks again Tyler.
Thank you so much for making the passing of my parents easier by being so very accommodating for us and patient. Much love to you all!
I could not have had any better service anywhere and the kindness that was shown to our family was so appreciated, and it was carried out in a professional manner.
To All The Staff, Thank you so much for taking such good care of my family at such a difficult time. My family has used your business for many, many years and will continue to do so. Our family appreciates you paying so much attention to all our questions and providing such great answers and suggestions. Most of all thanks for treating my mom with such dignity and gentleness. We loved her so much and wanted everything to be perfect for her and about her. May God Bless You All!
Westmoreland has been our families funeral home of choice for many years. They have always gone to great lengths to make sure everything was done in a careful and loving way, Which is deeply appreciated!.
Thank you for your kindness and support.
Jim Gibson and Westmoreland Funeral Home are outstanding providers. I feel blessed to have had their assistance and care.
Great, Caring Staff! Tyler was wonderful!
I truly received the best service possible. It was treated with respect and caring. Very helpful in making decisions.
Just thank you for your kindness and handling of Troy.
I would recommend Westmoreland Funeral Home to my friends and family. The staff was very professional and caring. They went way beyond my expectations.
Everything was done beautifully!
Thank you all.
Jim Gibson & Tyler Mace are excellent and I will always choose Westmoreland for all my family needs.
Our family appreciated everything done for us. Jim and the staff were caring and wonderful. Thank you Tyler for doing make-up so expertly done.
Tyler, Betty and Everyone at Westmoreland, I just wanted to thank you all for making such a difficult time easy. Especially you Tyler, from me being from out of town and not knowing anyone really-you guys take care of everything! I would have been lost an a lot of stuff but you guys handled it, and I can't thank you enough. My Dad's service was small, simple and perfect at the Veteran's Cemetery. I can see why this is a 4th generation of business.
Thank you for everything. You did a great Job.
The staff made one of the worst days of my life go smoothly. Without their assistance we would have been at a loss as to how to set up the service both at the facility and at the cemetery. Their follow-up help was greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much to the staff for taking care of my dad, Thomas Paul King in December. You have such a lovely building and his service went very well. Thank you so much for being so kind and helpful to my sister who had to do most of the planning and work by herself. Your compassion and helpfulness will long be remembered.
I could not have asked for better treatment!
Westmoreland cared for our mother's funeral arrangements with conscientiousness and compassion. We thank you.
The family of Curtis Patton wishes to express our deep gratitude for the excellent treatment of our loved one, our family and our friends. Everything was perfect and much appreciated.
I was really impressed with everything. The staff was great and very helpful. Thank you for your excellent service.
Even at a difficult time like this, I was very happy with the staff and they made my decision making much easier than I thought it would be. They all were very helpful. Thank you so much for all you did for our family.
I appreciate all of you, I love all of you, because of the support and friendship and love you show to me. God bless all of you Especially Jim
You were so kind and helpful to our family. Thank you so much for making everything easier in our time of need.
We were so pleased with your services. Granny looked great. The whole family complimented the services and haven't stopped talking about it.
The funeral service was performed perfectly. I would not change anything.
Under our circumstances we found the funeral home staff to be very compassionate and helpful in making arrangements to have my father's remains prepared and then transported to Florida. The process was handled professionally and efficiently. we are appreciative of the care we received at a difficult time. God Bless
Everyone was so helpful and nice. Making an extra recommendation for Mike. He went out of his way and above and beyond. Thanks everyone.
My father was so pleased and touched by the staff at Westmoreland Funeral Home during my mother's death in January of this year. The whole family was put at ease during this hard time and has helped our whole family. All employees at the funeral home were so helpful and so understanding to the needs of our family. My father told all of us that when God takes him away that he wanted to use Westmoreland Funeral Home, because of how we were treated during mom's funeral. He told all his friends along with all of us that Westmoreland Funeral Home was the place to go for any family that wanted to be treated like family. All this family can say is God Bless all of the family of Westmoreland Funeral Home.
The family of Terry Carter found all associates to be of the utmost help at this stressful and sad time. We appreciate all the concern and respect given to us. Thank you.
Everything was excellent. What my family wanted was the main priority. Total empathy and consideration on every level. Thank you.
We were very pleased with everything. Westmoreland & all the staff were wonderful to us.
Jim, Thank you so much for all the help you provided to me in planning dad's funeral. Could not have done a good job without your help.
I wanted to express my sincere thank you and appreciation for the love and kindness you have shown to my sister Sigi and myself in the death of her beloved son Ronnie Ramsey. It really meant a lot and helped us get through this sad and heartbreaking time. May God bless you.
I could not have asked for better service. Tyler helped so much and will forever be appreciated.
There are no words to express our deep appreciation for all the kindness, and support that the family of Juanita H. Schmidt was shown. Thank you so much for all the compassion that was show to our family during this most difficult time.
Betty Joe Schmidt Hensley July 13, 2016
Could not find no nicer people than at Westmoreland, helpful, friendly, kind. Thank you all so much for everything.
We would like to thank each of you. For the wonderful work each of you do. Your friendship to us & our family is a wonderful & thankful one. We love everyone very much & words can't express how we feel about everyone. Thanks again for everything. May God bless each & everyone of you. Keep up the good work.
Everyone was superb during this time. I really appreciate you guys listening, being attentive, and caring for my family. Special thanks to Jim! Praying God's blessings for each of you.
I just want to thank Tyler for all his hard work and time with making sure my mother was laid to rest. Tyler is a wonderful man and Westmoreland is very lucky to have him. Without Tyler's help I'm not sure my mother would have been laid to rest. Thank you so very much. Thank you to all the staff Jim, Betty, and Jessica.
Tyler- Thank you so much for all of your help with Paul's funeral. You helped make the process as easy as it could have been. Your kindness is very much appreciated during this difficult time. Thank you again.
You were excellent in everything that you all did for me and my family and her daughter and her family. Thank you so much for taking good care of my wife when she passed away. Everything that was done was excellent. I thank you for everything that you all did. Thank you and God bless.
Robert White and I want to thank Westmoreland Funeral Home (Jim Gibson) for a beautiful service, Sherrie Burnette along with all the ladies at the First Baptist Church of Old Fort for the delicious lunch that was provided, Pastor Ernest Harris who delivered a wonderful sermon, and anyone else who offered their love and help during this time. Lenora Padgham would have been pleased and thankful for everything. We appreciate all the love and support that has been given to the family.
Thanks You, Robert & Marche' White
Thank you all for your help. Everyone was very kind to me.
Tyler handles our services, a true gentleman, as was the other gentleman at the graveyard. Truly appreciated care and follow up.
Our family was treated with respect. We could not have asked for any better service. They did a wonderful job on our mother, she looked just as if she were dressed for church! Thanks so much for your help during our difficult time.
The family of Thomas Forrest was very pleased with the service of Westmoreland Funeral Home. Thank you all very much.
I can't tell you how grateful the kids and I are for Westmoreland's staff, and particularly for Tyler. Tyler was compassionate, caring, & respectful as he guided us through a very difficult situation. It was obvious his concern was for us and making it easier for us, even though he must meet with hundreds of families each year. The level of service and care we received from Tyler and the staff could not have been better. Truthfully, I expected the price to be at least $2,000 more, so even that was good. Thank you so much, and may God bless you.
My brothers and I were so pleased with the way you all handled our Mom's arrangements. Everyone was so kind and compassionate. Jim even found us a bagpipe player in Greensboro! From the time she made pre-arrangements until all was over, we have been treated "special". Mom was very particular about her looks, especially when going out, and I can honestly say for her final exit, she was beautiful! God bless each and every one of you.
We could not have asked for anyone to have treated us any better. They worked with us and helped us keep the cost to what we could afford. Each one that worked with us showed us the utmost respect at the time of our loss. Thank you for your kindness and helping us.
Thank you, Mr. Mace, for the personal attention and time you gave us and with your help in our selections with choices and prices. Also thank you John for the comforting words you gave concerning my mother's family. The beautician did a beautiful job in making my mother look so beautiful. It was such a comfort.
My family, friends, & all involved were completely satisfied with the services by Westmoreland. Everything went very smoothly considering the circumstance. One consideration in selecting Westmoreland was parking accessibility. The staff was very courteous, compassionate, & professional.
Very caring and helpful. Thank you!
Every one of your staff were totally professional, kind, and knowledgeable. You all were super helpful because I had no idea what I was doing. Even though I call numerous times everyone was very patient with me. Words can't express our appreciation and your attention to detail.
I was very pleased with the services we received from your establishment. Your staff was extremely helpful and courteous. I would highly recommend your facility to others. I thank you very much for a job well done and for going above and beyond what was expected.
Everyone was so kind & helpful and everything went exactly as I requested.
Excellent job. You made a difficult time much easier. Thank you.
I would recommend your firm to others. Thank you so much for your help during this time to our family. Your compassion and support went a long way toward our healing. Thank you so much.
Dear Jim & Staff, Thank you so much for all your help with my step mom's service (Rena Blevins.) All of you were so sweet, loving, and kind. A great and professional team. I can never thank you enough for all you did to help me with all the decisions I was faced with during a time of grief. May God return to you the kindness you have shown to me and my family. Thank you.
Dear Mr. Gibson & Staff Words cannot express our sincere thank you for your kindness and love you showed to us during this difficult time, we appreciate it so much and we will be forever grateful. God bless all of you.
There are no words that I can say to express how sincere and caring the staff was to my family and myself. Every need was discussed and did to out satisfaction . My Momma would have approved . I would recommend Westmoreland 100%.
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