I want to make certain that I recognize and thank Bryan Funeral Service at Hampton Academy in Plymouth, NC, the owner, Edward Torres, and his entire staff for walking this final journey with me and for my Mom. With dementia and Alzheimer's, certain things need to be done in advance for different reasons, and so those uncomfortable things they guided me through a few years ago. I had just a few things left to arrange, but the entire process was not the typical sorrowful process for making those choices. It's not something we want to ever think about AT ALL, but in the heat of a terrible moment, the last thing you want to do is answer uncomfortable questions, make decisions, choose things, etc.....I can assure you of that. That day all I had to do was make a phone call, wasn't easy, but I knew that was all I had to do. From the very second they came to me to pick up my Mom, a familiar kind face showed up and the distress subsided with regard to that aspect of the days events after she passed away. All through the entire week, Mr. Torres, the owner, and his staff made me feel like the world existed at that moment only just for me. I cannot say enough the kindness, gentle words, hugs that were offered made me feel like they were my family too. There was not one thing they did not do exactly to the "T" that I requested through the entire process. As I had been in charge of my Mom for so long and her DIGNITY was vital to me, even as she lay lifeless, Bryan Funeral Service made certain of that and they made certain my feelings, my comfort level, the feelings and comfort level of all my friends, and her friends and my family there was met. This was true all the way thru the visitation, graveside and final processes. Without a lot of family to my name, esp here in our town, they stepped in completely trying to fill that role so that I was ok and not alone. I assure you this is not some advertorial, this is just me telling folks and thanking folks for a Funeral Home that stepped in, and played many roles for my well being, while the entire time until the end assuring my Mom's dignity. Doing a pre-need for a loved one, I have now learned, no matter how much you don't want to think of something like that, is a move that saves you so much further heartache when the time comes. I could have not done it the day of or after. They are absolutely the best and kindest in what they do. Their role in this final act for me and for my Mom was flawless and beyond professional. I just wanted to make sure to let them know just how much I have appreciated every last thing they went out of their way to do for me. Thanks to all of you at Bryan Funeral Service in Plymouth.