Every Lifetime
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John H. Woodall III | June 25th, 1940 - May 2nd, 2016 75 Years

JOHN H. WOODALL, III, Lakeland - John H. Woodall, III, born June 25, 1940 to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Woodall, Jr., lost his life to cancer, Monday, May 2, 2016. Known locally as Jack Woodall, he attended John Cox Elementary and Lakeland Jr. High School. He led in school sports and Boy Scouts, where he received his Eagle Scout badge. He graduated from Lakeland Senior High School, Class of 1958, and granted a football scholarship to the University of Florida where he studied Agriculture and th ... Read more

Curtis D. Shaw | October 14th, 1951 - April 29th, 2016 64 Years

Curtis D. Shaw died on 4/29/16. He is survived by his wife Paula and 2 children. Viewing will be held on Tue. 5/3/16 5-7 PM at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

Robert George Lock | June 23rd, 1939 - April 29th, 2016 76 Years

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Margaret W. Roller | February 10th, 1920 - April 27th, 2016 96 Years

Margaret W. Roller 96, of Lakeland, FL passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

George Warren Trask, Jr | May 5th, 1947 - April 27th, 2016 68 Years

George Warren (Zip) Trask, Jr. 68 Florida Sheet Metal Lakeland- Mr. George Warren (Zip) Trask, Jr. died on April 27, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center after a lengthy illness. He was born May 5, 1947 in Lakeland, Florida. He attended First United Methodist Church. He was a member of The Lakeland Rotary Club, a Board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Lakeland, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of Egypt Temple Shriners. He was predeceased by his parents, George W. Trask, Sr. a ... Read more

Margaret Clare Boyett | November 30th, 1939 - April 24th, 2016 76 Years

Margaret Decker Boyett, 76, of Polk City, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2016. She was born in Oakland, California in 1939, to the late Loren and Anne Decker. Margaret was a lifelong member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Boyett was a certified Registered Nurse and also worked for many years as a secretary for an insurance company. The work she was most proud of was her time at Manheim Auto Auctions, where she would later retire. Margaret is preceded in death by her brother ... Read more

Martha Rae Howell | May 2nd, 1929 - April 22nd, 2016 86 Years

Martha Rae (Marcie) Evans Jordan Howell Lakeland - Martha Rae (Marcie) Evans Jordan Howell went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 22, 2016. Marcie lived in Lakeland most of her life. She graduated from Lakeland High School in 1947. In 1949 Marcie married Lester Jordan. They were married for 28 years and had two sons, William Jordan and Lawrence Jordan. After Lester’s death she married Rex Howell. Marcie taught Sunday school most of her adult life and was an active part of ... Read more

Cheryl Lynn McElroy | March 12th, 1972 - April 22nd, 2016 44 Years

Cheryl Lynn McElroy, 44 Licensed Massage Therapist Lakeland- Mrs. Cheryl Lynn McElroy died on April 22, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center. She was born March 12, 1972 in Lakeland, Florida. She was employed by End Results A Salon Spa. Cheryl was a member of Lakeland Business Leaders. She graduated from Kathleen High School in 1990. She was preceded in death by her father William A. Greene. Survivors include her husband of 23 years, John G. McElroy, 2 daughters, Jordan and T ... Read more

Jesse R. Gann | December 18th, 1930 - April 21st, 2016 85 Years

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Mickey Joseph Martinasek | December 3rd, 1927 - April 18th, 2016 88 Years

Mickey J. Martinasek, 88 Mickey J. Martinasek, a loving husband, loving father and a kindhearted gentleman passed away at his home on April 18, 2016 following his battle with cancer. Mickey was born in Brno, Czech Republic on December 3, 1927. He spent his early years in Czechoslovakia. His father was an engineer whose job took him to Tehran, and Beirut where Mickey and his late sisters attended an American High School in Teheran and a French High School in Beirut. Mickey followed his fa ... Read more

Tamara Lynn Flores | June 20th, 1962 - April 18th, 2016 53 Years

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Karen Louise Ankrom Rider-Blackstone | May 14th, 1942 - April 16th, 2016 73 Years

Karen Louise Ankrom Rider-Blackstone, of Lakeland, FL died of cancer on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was 73. Born in Kansas City, KS, to Gladys Kiel and Barney Ankrom. She was preceded in death by both parents. Survivors include brother, Ken Ankrom, of Nebraska City, NE; daughter, Kerry Lynn Rider Wagner, of Jefferson, SD; son, Cameron Scott Blackstone, of Lakeland, FL; first husband, Raymond Rider, of Olathe, KS; second husband, William Darryl Blackstone, of Lakeland, FL; and four gr ... Read more

Gene Ledford | January 20th, 1925 - April 15th, 2016 91 Years

Gene Akard Ledford Gene Akard Ledford died in Lakeland, Florida on April 15, 2016.She was born in Seffner, Florida in January 1925. Gene grew up in a Christian home in a very rural community. Her parents were active in church and community life and filled their home with music, good books, and visiting friends. She read Quo Vadis and Les Miserables before she could pronounce the titles. This was the setting where things were go ... Read more

Donald Kerr | July 3rd, 1944 - April 14th, 2016 71 Years

Donald Ray Kerr Lakeland – Donald Ray Kerr passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2016. He was born on July 3, 1944 in Wilmington, Ohio to Austin and Margaret Kerr. He was a superintendent for many years in the construction business. Donald was an avid golfer and enjoyed a friendly game of cards. He was a loving father and a devoted husband. He was preceded in death by his parents, Austin and Margaret Kerr, Brothers, Gerald Kerr, Orville Kerr, George Kerr and Hal Kerr. He ... Read more

 
 

Burial Options & Personalization

Funeral Burial Services Florida

The traditional funeral with pallbearers, visitation, and a memorial service that follows is the most commonly chosen service. A Heath hearse will transport the casket to the funeral site and cemetery for a burial or entombment. If you have selected cremation, you may take the ashes in a beautiful urn.

Traditional funerals involve more services, so they usually cost more. You can select from a variety of services that include the casket, flowers, embalming, dressing, room rentals and extra vehicles to transport family members. The costs of a cemetery plots or crypt are other options, but Heath can help with everything you need.

Things to think about:

  • Casket selection
  • Transfer of the deceased to our funeral home. Call us anytime, day or night. We have staff on duty 24/7 and we can help.
  • Dressing, cosmetology and other care of the deceased
  • Professional support and administrative staff assistance. We’ve got answers, checklists and information to help.
  • Death certificates and other paperwork to look for
  • Notifying relatives
  • Obituary information
  • Memory tables, bulletin boards and videos
  • Selecting the best fit for a visitation room and/or service
  • General use of the facilities for the service and arrangements
  • Funeral service
  • Use of funeral coach
  • Limousine
  • Utility car
  • Special music
  • Registry book
  • Memorial folders or prayer cards
  • Acknowledgment cards

You may want to have a special clergy or another family friend conduct the service. Family members often take part by giving a reading, singing or helping the clergy. It’s all part of celebrating a life well lived and a person well loved.

Why the Traditional Service is So Popular
A traditional service for burial, entombment or cremation is a way to get family, friends and associates together to remember, grieve−and celebrate a life well lived. Whatever service style you prefer, it is the beginning of closure; it is the emotional side of accepting that someone we love is gone.

Direct Burial
You may prefer to have the burial shortly after death. We offer simple containers, and because there is no viewing or visitation, no embalming is required. You choose whether to have a memorial service. Costs include the basic service fee as well as transportation and care of the body, the purchase of a casket or burial container and a cemetery plot or crypt.

Green Burials
Heath Funeral Chapel is proud to offer families the option of a green burial. We are a member of the Green Burial CouncilHeath is the only funeral home in Polk County to be recognized as a green funeral home and the first funeral home in the state of Florida to have obtained the Council’s highest standard of “Three Leafs.” If you or a loved one is interested in a green burial, call us at 863-682-0111 or our toll free number (800) 330-0111. Click here to learn more about green burials.

Cremation
A growing number of people choose cremation, today. The reasons are widespread, and include preferring to spend less on a funeral, leave more to family or charity, wanting to support the “green” environmental concerns of future land scarcity and more. It’s an option, it’s personal, and the choice is yours.

Obituaries

John H. Woodall III

June 25th, 1940 - May 2nd, 2016 75 Years

Obit pic JOHN H. WOODALL, III, Lakeland - John H. Woodall, III, born June 25, 1940 to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Woodall, Jr., lost his life to cancer, Monday, M... Read more

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Curtis D. Shaw

October 14th, 1951 - April 29th, 2016 64 Years

Obit pic Curtis D. Shaw died on 4/29/16. He is survived by his wife Paula and 2 children. Viewing will be held on Tue. 5/3/16 5-7 PM at Heath Funeral Chapel. ... Read more

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Robert George Lock

June 23rd, 1939 - April 29th, 2016 76 Years

Obit pic Pending....... Read more

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Margaret W. Roller

February 10th, 1920 - April 27th, 2016 96 Years

Obit pic Margaret W. Roller 96, of Lakeland, FL passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2016. She will be missed by her loving family and friends. Heath Funeral Chape... Read more

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George Warren Trask, Jr

May 5th, 1947 - April 27th, 2016 68 Years

Obit pic George Warren (Zip) Trask, Jr. 68 Florida Sheet Metal Lakeland- Mr. George Warren (Zip) Trask, Jr. died on April 27, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Hea... Read more

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Margaret Clare Boyett

November 30th, 1939 - April 24th, 2016 76 Years

Obit pic Margaret Decker Boyett, 76, of Polk City, went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2016. She was born in Oakland, California in 1939, to the late Loren a... Read more

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Martha Rae Howell

May 2nd, 1929 - April 22nd, 2016 86 Years

Obit pic Martha Rae (Marcie) Evans Jordan Howell Lakeland - Martha Rae (Marcie) Evans Jordan Howell went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 22, 2016. ... Read more

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Cheryl Lynn McElroy

March 12th, 1972 - April 22nd, 2016 44 Years

Obit pic Cheryl Lynn McElroy, 44 Licensed Massage Therapist Lakeland- Mrs. Cheryl Lynn McElroy died on April 22, 2016 at Lakeland Regional Health Center. ... Read more

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Jesse R. Gann

December 18th, 1930 - April 21st, 2016 85 Years

Obit pic Pending........ Read more

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Mickey Joseph Martinasek

December 3rd, 1927 - April 18th, 2016 88 Years

Obit pic Mickey J. Martinasek, 88 Mickey J. Martinasek, a loving husband, loving father and a kindhearted gentleman passed away at his home on April 18, 2... Read more

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Tamara Lynn Flores

June 20th, 1962 - April 18th, 2016 53 Years

Obit pic Pending ... Read more

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Karen Louise Ankrom Rider-Blackstone

May 14th, 1942 - April 16th, 2016 73 Years

Obit pic Karen Louise Ankrom Rider-Blackstone, of Lakeland, FL died of cancer on Saturday, April 16, 2016. She was 73. Born in Kansas City, KS, to Gladys Ki... Read more

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Upcoming Events

April Grief Series:
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April 7, 2016

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April 7, 2016

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April Grief Series:
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April 7, 2016

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