Grief Support

Our compassionate staff is here to help you through the grieving process.

Grief has no timetable, and neither does our support of those enduring the loss of a loved one. Even after the service is over, we are available. If you’ve experienced your own loss or are hoping to help a loved one, our Grief Resources were created to provide you with support during this difficult time.

On Staff Grief Counselor

Whether families choose burial or cremation services, the next of kin will receive a follow up call from their funeral director, as well as our full-time Continuing Care Coordinator and Grief Counselor, Brenda F. Atkinson, M.Div. Brenda is always available for those who need recommendations, guidance, or simply a listening ear. Her services are complimentary, as our funeral home team considers it an honor to walk alongside families during difficult times.


Grief Resources

Community Events

Support During COVID-19

View Our 2022 Grief Seminar Handouts

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Brenda Atkinson

Brenda F. Atkinson

As the Continuing Care Coordinator for Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to help those grieving as they begin their new journey through grief. My desire and the desire of Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes is to give individuals and families a safe place to “give their grief its voice” as they learn to live their lives without the physical presence of their loved one.

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Children’s Grief Library

As there is no time limit on grief, neither is there an age limit. At Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, we recognize the unique grief experienced by children and it is important to us to provide support for that need. In addition to our many grief resources, we have an established Children’s Grief Library with books and materials suited just for kids as they experience their own grief journey. Families often share with us how inclusive, timely and supportive this resource is for their children and family.