Celebrant Services

What is a Certified Funeral Celebrant?

      A Certified Funeral Celebrant is a person who is trained and certified to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. A Celebrant serves by providing a funeral/memorial service/celebration of life that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased. A Celebrant can provide a non-denominational, non-secular service for your loved one, cater to your needs and create a meaningful celebration.

How our funeral home can help

     Our funeral home is fortunate enough to have a Certified Funeral Celebrant. Joshua Mitchell was certified in June of 2013 and helps many families every year during their time of need. Joshua will sit down with your family and go over service details, such as, special music, poems, verses, scripture, meaningful tributes, anything that you would like in the service to help celebrate your loved one.

      The word "celebrate" may sound odd to some, especially at a funeral home, but it is important to look back on the special times, the memories, the laughs and what makes you remember your loved one the most. A life lived is a life that should be celebrated in whatever way is best for your family. Joshua is familiar with services at the funeral home, parks or even your own home. Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home takes pride in helping families to the best of their ability and having a Certified Funeral Celebrant on staff is just another way. There is no right or wrong way to celebrate your loved ones life and Joshua is here to help you in your time of need.

     There is no right or wrong way to celebrate your loved ones life. If you have any questions for Joshua regarding celebrant services, please contact him at 716-735-9244.