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"On behalf of the membership of Inglewood Baptist Church, we would like to express our sincere thanks for allowing us to use the Diuguid facility and equipment to live stream our worship services. The congregation was so excited that we could continue to worship in spite of the COVID-19 shut down. It helped our fellowship to still feel connected to each other and offered support to us all. Once again we express our appreciation and thanks for the kindness shown by you during this difficult time."
Dan G Mason, Associate Pastor, Inglewood Baptist Church
"Thank you for everything you and your staff did for Lee's life celebration. Your knowledge and expertise helped the process feel not so overwhelming. Thanks especially goes to Dan Mason for his guidance, patience and extra care that he offered to our daughter and me."
"Charles (Chuck) Bartel and his assistant, Seth Compton, were attentive and more than competent in their capacity of providing funeral services for my mother. At the family conference to discuss the previously made arrangements, Chuck put us quickly at ease. He was knowledgeable and forthright, answering our many questions in a friendly manner, with clarity and patience. I highly recommend Charles Bartel’s services at Diuguid’s."
“During a painful time in our lives we came to you to help us with a final farewell to our brother, Dwayne. We found a family at your office that helped us say goodbye with grace and beauty. The service you helped us put together was beautiful and reflective of the beautiful soul that was put to rest. Thank you for all your kindness.”
S. T. & M.T.
“Just a short note to say thank you for the Veteran's Appreciation Cookout. You and your staff did an awesome job. I think I speak for all those veterans and their families that attended, we truly are blessed to have people like yourselves that respect and honor our Military People. God Bless you and thanks again for what you do. Respectfully, Veteran US. Army”
“Thank you so much for all you did when I prearranged Dave's funeral and of course when his funeral arrived so closely to the prearrangement. Words cannot fully express how you and all of your staff helped me through this very difficult time. If a funeral can be classified as "beautiful" this one was? It brought peace to me in many ways. ”
“I want to thank you for making a sad situation more bearable.. You have been patient and understanding with everything. I never knew planning a funeral could be so easy. Thanks from me and my whole family from the bottom of our hearts. ”
“.... most of all (we thank you) for your professional expertise and personal compassion at a time when comfort is most needed. Our family was complimentary of you (funeral director) and the service. ”
“Just had to let you and your staff know how much we appreciate all the planning and work that went into giving our Veterans such a wonderful Saturday afternoon (cookout). Thanks for a job well done--you all are really special !”
“You went above and beyond my expectation and words can not express my appreciation.”
“Thanks for inviting me to "Tea at Ten" (support group). I enjoyed being with other people who were grief stricken like me and trying to get throught it.”
“Thank you for your kindness to me and my family during our time of loss. The Diuguid staff was more than accommodating, and we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Your assistance and care was so much appreciated. Thank you so much.”
The King family
“I could not ask for anything better than the way you handled Lloyd's visitation and his funeral service.”
"Dear Mr. Bartel,
This note is waaay overdue and for that I apologize. I do want to thank you most sincerely for your kindness to my family in August when you arranged for my dad, Lawrence Laurent, to have military honors when his ashes were interred. Military honors are, I guess, somewhat usual for those of the WWII generation – but you went and arranged for active duty personnel – from the Navy, no less!"
"My stepmother, daughter, and I were all extremely impressed when my dad died with the compassion and professionalism of Chuck Bartel, the manager of Diuguid on Wiggington Road. He went above and beyond to accommodate all of our requests and suggestions, and was able to help us think through hard decisions during this time of Virginia's lock-down."
“Dear Chuck, On behalf of the family of (name omitted for privacy) I would like to thank you and the entire staff of Diuguid Funeral Service for your professionalism, care and compassion. The loss of a loved one is never easy but during this difficult time is was comforting to know all the funeral arrangements were handled in a first class manner. The Lynchburg areas is fortunate to have your services. Sincerely, RJS”
“Just had to let you and your staff know how much we appreciate all the planning and work that went into giving our Veterans such a wonderful Saturday afternoon. The food was delicious and we enjoyed the fellowship with so many interesting people. It was nice to have good "LIVE" music on top of everything else. Thanks for a job well done - - - you all are really special! ”
“ ..... Thank you for all you did to help my father and uncles plan my grandfather's service. Everyone at Diuguid was so sweet and helpful. Your hard work and eye for detail helped create a beautiful memorial for a very special man.”
“...Thank you and your staff for the wonderful job you did in handling my mother's preparations and funeral. You all exhibited compassion and professionalism in servicing my family... only loving souls could begin to comprehend just how much that meant... to do what you do, day in and day out, is a true calling and you do it exceptionally well. May God bless you and those you love.”
“On behalf of the family, I want to express our appreciation for your caring and professional services. Thank you for your kindness and patience ... as we sought to honor our loved one.”
“Thank you for the extra kindness, thoughtfulness and caring you showed our family. May God bless you.”
“We can't truly express our appreciation for the wonderful service you provided for my brother and our family. It meant so much to us that you could personalize it about my brother and the person he was. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
“I wanted to let you know that I received the video of my mother's service. It was a wonderful surprise and I can't tell you how much it means to me to have that to share with my two boys who were unable to make it to the service. Thank you very much for the wonderful gift and for all of the effort that was put into making my parents visitation, service and burial the perfect end to two beautiful lives.”
“We just want to let you all know how much we appreciate how easy you made the process. Everyone was so caring and nice! Thank you so much!! God bless!”
“Our family certainly appreciated the care and assistance of Diuguid Funeral Service when we lost our mother in December, She was the last of the Diuguid generation in Lynchburg.”