“I really appreciate you working with me and writing such a beautiful eulogy for Dennis!  When emotions are high, it is so difficult to think of what to include in the eulogy, but, you were able to capture Dennis’ spirit.  You presented it in such a way that made everyone laugh and appreciate Dennis’ sense of humor and personality.  I am so glad you were able to do this for me and recommend that others use your services. Thank you so much for everything.” ~In Honor of Dennis Holzhauser

Diana Holzhauser


Words cannot express my gratitude for what you did for my family. My mom would have liked you very much and I think she would have been very happy that you came into our lives to help her in the journey home.  I will never forget you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. ~In memory of Glenda Clay.


Greg Clay

Maria and I have worked together for a number of years and trained as celebrants together. She does amazing services for her families and I highly recommend her. She will make a life celebration memorable.

Scott Copeland
Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth

Maria is the perfect person to assist withyour loved one’s service. She is the most caring empathetic person I have ever met and has a way with people.

Lacy Barnes

Maria did an incredible job at my Dad’s funeral … she is truly a caring and sensitive person.

Scott Bunch

We are more grateful than words can show. Thank you for the celebrant service. It was very well done by you. We appreciate everything you did. ~In memory of Kathy Venable.

Don & Katherine McHughes

Our family would like to tell you how grateful we all are for your eulogy. We feel like you did catch the spirit of our mother in a wonderful way. We feel like you gave everyone a glance of the true Judy Venable. Thanks for the call and thought you put into the services! 

Kathy & Joseph "Bud" Venable, Uncle Bob,

My family would like to thank you for everything you did to help us during the loss of my mother, Sarah Wallace-King. You went above and beyond the night before the funeral. Few people are as dedicated to helping like that. Even though it is “your job,” you do it with compassion and dedication that is rare to see. 

Amanda & Dan Howard & Larry King

I was at Pinecrest for a Graveside Service. Everything was great! It was so professional and courteous. I want to thank you for a job well done. 

Joshua Bridges
Smith - Westbrook Funeral Home

“Maria did an amazing job for me. I would personally recommend her because she can effectively communicate through her writing.”

Kathy Garner

Maria is extremely devoted to ensuring that the ceremonies she writes for her families are written with compassion and from the heart. She pays close attention to all the fine details that make the service very personal and memorable. I would highly recommend her services.

Sandra Gustafson

“I am very pleased with Maria’s services. She is not only a great listener but she is an articulate writer.”

Nicole Avina