Every Lifetime
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Phillip Vogel | December 18th, 1941 - August 24th, 2016 74 Years

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Clara Mae Clayton | December 10th, 1930 - August 24th, 2016 85 Years

Clara M. Clayton passed away peacefully to be with her husband James (Jim) and our Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016, at Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, Florida. Clara was born in Washington, PA, to J. Boyd and Hazel Wiley on December 10, 1930. Clara graduated from Trinity High School; Mercy Teaching Hospital as a Registered Nurse; California State Teachers College with a Bachelor of Arts in Education; the University of South Florida with a Master's degree in Education; and from ... Read more

Pauline Clair Roux | January 24th, 1920 - August 24th, 2016 96 Years

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Mary Esther Starling | August 23rd, 1920 - August 20th, 2016 95 Years

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Sara Holliday Burkett | June 14th, 1926 - August 20th, 2016 90 Years

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Kenneth Cecere | November 2nd, 1985 - August 19th, 2016 30 Years

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Janet Alexandra Jerome | June 1st, 1941 - August 17th, 2016 75 Years

Janet Alexandra Jerome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Strangroen, Guyana on June 1, 1941, the second daughter of Jwalla and Bissoondai Persaud, who predeceased her. Janet is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Peter Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, two children, Sharon Jerome (Matt Newsom) of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Paul Jerome of Lakeland, Florida, as well as three grandchildren, Corinne, Jarrett, and Jaeden Newsom. She is al ... Read more

Richard Allen Armstrong | July 12th, 1922 - August 16th, 2016 94 Years

RICHARD (“Rich”) ALLEN ARMSTRONG passed away quietly on August 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 12, 1922, the second son of Edgar Manley Armstrong and Bertha Wheaton Armstrong, who predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Marjorie Cameron Armstrong, of Lakeland, as well as his three children, Jennifer (Gail) West of Miami, Jill (Terry) Schafer of Rochester, Michigan, and Lee (Beth) Armstrong formerly of Villa Rica, ... Read more

Virginia Tuttle | December 26th, 1927 - August 15th, 2016 88 Years

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Dorothy Redfearn | July 22nd, 1922 - August 15th, 2016 94 Years

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Richard Watkins | April 22nd, 1933 - August 14th, 2016 83 Years

Richard W. (Dick) Watkins Safety Engineer – Insurance Industry Lakeland – Dick Watkins 83, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016, at the Florida Presbyterian Homes in Lakeland, FL, from pancreatic cancer. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on April 22, 1933, to Robert Cunningahm and Eleanor Reamey Watkins. The family moved to Florida when he was 5 years old. His military service was in cryptography with the Army, 1953-1955. He graduated from St. Petersburg Sr. High, St. Petersbur ... Read more

John Arthur Lewis, Jr | November 12th, 1930 - August 14th, 2016 85 Years

J. Arthur "Art" Lewis, 85, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Lakeland, FL. Art was born on November 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Delaware. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Art was preceded in death by his parents, J. Arthur and Jane Lewis and sister, Jane Marable. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, of Lakeland; his children, Anne Marie Gonzalez (Harry) of Lakeland, Timothy Lewis (Jo Ann) of Lakeland, Matthew Lewis (Dorothy) of Wesley Chapel, FL, and James Lew ... Read more

Juanita Meade | October 4th, 1922 - August 13th, 2016 93 Years

Lakeland – Juanita M. Meade passed away surrounded by loving family on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Graveside service on 08/18/16 at 10:00 am at Lakeland Memorial Gardens. ... Read more

June G. Naiman | April 23rd, 1934 - August 12th, 2016 82 Years

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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

Phillip Vogel

December 18th, 1941 - August 24th, 2016 74 Years

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Clara Mae Clayton

December 10th, 1930 - August 24th, 2016 85 Years

Obit pic Clara M. Clayton passed away peacefully to be with her husband James (Jim) and our Heavenly Father on August 24, 2016, at Florida Presbyterian Homes i... Read more

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Pauline Clair Roux

January 24th, 1920 - August 24th, 2016 96 Years

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Mary Esther Starling

August 23rd, 1920 - August 20th, 2016 95 Years

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Sara Holliday Burkett

June 14th, 1926 - August 20th, 2016 90 Years

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Kenneth Cecere

November 2nd, 1985 - August 19th, 2016 30 Years

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Janet Alexandra Jerome

June 1st, 1941 - August 17th, 2016 75 Years

Obit pic Janet Alexandra Jerome passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the age of 75. She was born in Strangroen, Guyana on June 1, 1941, t... Read more

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Richard Allen Armstrong

July 12th, 1922 - August 16th, 2016 94 Years

Obit pic RICHARD (“Rich”) ALLEN ARMSTRONG passed away quietly on August 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He was born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania on July 12... Read more

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Virginia Tuttle

December 26th, 1927 - August 15th, 2016 88 Years

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Dorothy Redfearn

July 22nd, 1922 - August 15th, 2016 94 Years

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Richard Watkins

April 22nd, 1933 - August 14th, 2016 83 Years

Obit pic Richard W. (Dick) Watkins Safety Engineer – Insurance Industry Lakeland – Dick Watkins 83, went home to be with the Lord on August 14, 2016, ... Read more

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John Arthur Lewis, Jr

November 12th, 1930 - August 14th, 2016 85 Years

Obit pic J. Arthur "Art" Lewis, 85, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, in Lakeland, FL. Art was born on November 12, 1930, in Wilmington, Delaware. He ... Read more

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June 15, 2016

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