How to Include Children, Whether to Include Children in Funeral Events

November is Children’s Grief Awareness Month. At Morris-Baker, we are often asked whether or not to include children and youth in funeral events. In collaboration with grief and bereavement experts, the Funeral Service Foundation created several tools to help guide families and caregivers on what to do. We have collected them on our website so that you have the tools to answer what can sometimes be difficult questions. You may click…Keep Reading

Morris-Baker Community Fund Donates $10,000 to Langston Rehab

A $10,000 donation from the Morris-Baker Community Fund will support ongoing work to rehabilitate Langston High School. Preston McKee, owner of Morris-Baker Funeral Home, announced the gift during a press conference today held at the Johnson City Municipal Building. McKee said the donation is intended to bring a once vibrant community resource back to life. It’s also a way to honor the long-time friendship between his grandfather, the late Carson…Keep Reading

All Are Welcome at Our Candlelight Holiday Remembrance Service

Please join us as we gather to remember our loved ones who have passed. The service will blend readings and music with comments by grief expert, Dr. Jason Troyer. Refreshments will follow the service. To RSVP, please click here.

Leading Grief and the Holidays Seminar

Today, Michael Lester, Board Certified Grief Counselor, led the second in a series of seminars on helping people prepare for the holidays. This one was called “Planning for the Holidays.” For some, the holidays, though traditionally a time of celebration, can magnify a tragedy or loss. One more seminar, “The Healing Power of Rituals and Remembrances,” will take place November 15. Two sessions are available: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm…Keep Reading

Thanking Public Safety Workers for Their Service to Our Community

This last week, Morris-Baker hosted its third annual BBQ lunch to honor and thank public safety workers who work so hard to serve and protect our community. Mark Whittamore, pitmaster of Q-Factor, cooked his award-winning BBQ for the lunch, and Morris-Baker staff members worked the lunch line. Thanks to everyone who came out for lunch, and we want to thank you again here for everything you do to make our…Keep Reading