It was very important to us, after our son Nathan passed away, that we would be able to prepare and anoint his body before his cremation. We contacted a couple other funeral homes who were not able to help us. With some searching, we found Derek at Summit Funeral, and were so very grateful for the compassionate manner in which he worked with us and addressed all our concerns. He arranged for us to have a very sacred and private family time to say our goodbye to our beloved son's earthly body. It was a great comfort to our family. Derek helped us through the process every step of the way. We are grateful for his help in this time of deep loss. We highly recommend Summit Funeral and Cremation.
There are no words to express our gratitude for the compassionate and professional ways in which Derek and the staff at Summit Funeral & Cremation helped our family in the planning of our beloved dad's funeral service. Being from out-of-state made things a little more complicated in the planning process and Derek helped us work through each detail with courtesy and kindness. Derek went over and above to help in ways we hadn't even thought of to make the arrangements just as we wanted to honor dad as we know he deserved. I highly recommend Summit Funeral & Cremation to anyone as they are fair, professional and so compassionate.
Derek was very helpful when I was contacting funeral homes, for a friends mom, preplanned. Very professional and friendly. That makes transition over to the other side so much more peaceful. We so appreciate all the time spent with James helping to make a perfect memorial. Excellent service by Summit Funeral Home!!! We thank you so much Derek!!!
Was very compassionate and amazing from start to finish. We appreciate everything you did for our family during our time of grief. We would like to say Thank You from the bottom of our hearts.
The Hickson Family.
I met Derek( owner and director), through the passing of a friend. His compassion, sincerity and 'down to earth ' Demeanor was a 'real fit' . I was ALSO impressed with his ability, willingness to work out ALL the concerns during a time as such. The economics involved were another deciding factor!! This WHOLE experience has led me to bring future needs to Summit Funeral and Cremation.
I had spend all day with my husband he died at 8:30 P.M. I called Derek at Summit Funeral & Cremation, he was there in 45 minutes to help me thru my grief and to guide me on the things I had to do. He has such a calmness way about him. I can say I did not make a mistake choosing Summit, all should be as good
Losing my Mom was one of the hardest things . We were treated with respect. They were gentle and polite and gave us all the time we needed to say goodbyes. They also came to the house instead of having my dad drive for all the arrangements. Very pleased with how professional they all are .
2019 was a difficult year for our family as we lost Mom in April and Dad in August. On both occasions, we turned to Derek for assistance in navigating the various components of their passing. From escorting them from the hospital and nursing home; coordinating with an out-of-state church for Mom's funeral and cremation, and an in-town visitation and cremation for Dad; making arrangements with the cemetery for their interment; and assisting with memorial markers, Derek managed everything professionally and with grace and compassion. He explained everything clearly and was especially adept at helping us put together beautiful and meaningful services that were within our budget. I recommend Derek and Summit Funeral & Cremation without hesitation.
Derek and the staff at Summit Funeral and Cremation made what was a difficult time, manageable and as stress free as possible. Derek was kind, soft spoken but very knowledgeable, compassionate, and thorough. He clearly went above and beyond to make the decisions we had to make easy, the forms we needed to sign convenient, and the service as perfect as possible. I can’t say enough about their personal and professional approach to cremation, honoring our wishes, and aiding in celebrating our Dad’s life. I would unwaveringly recommend him to anyone who needs his services.
Derek was very helpful in just about every way. From start to finish, a road we never wanted to be on, he was there for us. The celebration of life that was held for my father-in-law was nearly perfect. Derek was patient, kind, provided guidance and support - everything that we didn’t know we needed, he provided. Thank you!
Derek was amazingly kind and compassionate as he helped us navigate some unexpected bumps in the process of having my mother prepared for burial in the rituals of our tradition. In this tender time following my mother's death he has been a source of calm and a bedrock of kindness. He made would could have been a very difficult day a lovely memory instead
we had both mom and dad taken care of here. both times it was pleasant as such can be. also most important to me they both looked like themselves, almost as if they would pink up and wake up any moment. great care and understanding was given. i heartily recommend Summit Funral & Cremation for your loved one.
Derek Glenna was very helpful to us during this trying time for our family. He was there with tissues, there with much needed water, taking care of all our needs.. over and above our expectations...set up our displays of pictures and flowers at the church and had nothing but great remarks from people who attended...I recommend him 100% ...
I first met Derek Glenna when he attended at the death of a dear friend of mine.
Derek is professional and very respectful of family and friends, as he walks with them, in providing quality funeral and cremation services.
Derek and Emily are two of the most caring and compassionate, people you’d ever want to have in your time of need. Very thoughtful and considerate. I’m grateful to have had them both with me, through both of my parents passings.
Derek is an outstanding gentleman who displays an amazing compassion and understanding in his profession and always remains sensitive to the needs of the family he serves.
Excellent customer service, very respectful.
Derek Glenna is very professional and highly qualified. Their customer service is outstanding.
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