Testimonials

We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • The Nelson Strader Family

    January 30, 2017

    "Corben is a fabulous man. He could not be a better or more knowledgeable man. He is very compassionate and makes you feel like family. He even came to my house to assistant me with some paperwork." Read more

  • The Suzanne Wampler Family

    April 02, 2017

    "Corben, You have no idea how much we all appreciate you and all you do!!! I know it is your job, but you have such a talent for making people comfortable in uncomfortable situations." Read more

  • The Donald Wilkerson Family

    March 01, 2017

    "We felt like family. The staff had such excellent customer service." Read more

  • The Paul Saylor Family

    March 11, 2017

    "All of the staff at Neal & Summers were amazing. The care and ease of every detail was above all expectations. Nichelle has so much love in her heart and is most definitely in the perfect field. Her care and concern to make sure everything was perfect, the only possible thing that could have been better was to not have to lose my love, but as we all know, that is only in one person's control. I have the deepest respect for all of them and would recommend Neal & Summers to anyone." Read more

  • Oren Guy Wilson family

    January 23, 2017

    "Our family was 100% satisfied with Neal & Summers Funeral Home. It could not have pleased us anymore. We would recommend them to anyone who is in need of this service." Read more

  • Louie Phillips Family

    April 04, 2017

    "Corben, I just wanted to thank you for your compassion, patients, and respect you showed our family during this time. You are truly a comforting person. Thank you, Peggy Phillips and Family" Read more

  • The Hazel Osborne Family

    October 17, 2016

    "Corben: Thank you for all you do. You worked yourself right into my heart, you felt more like family. May the Lord bless you in all you do to make others feel the peace you give. May He bless you with the things you need and some of the things you want. Love, Debra Osborne" Read more

  • Lynn Ellen Preece family

    November 21, 2016

    "Neal & Summers made the whole funeral easy for the family members. It was handled in a professional, compassionate manner for all concerned. The whole process was a fitting tribute to Lynn. Thank you, Neal & Summers." Read more

  • Roscoe Linville family

    November 01, 2016

    "I cannot thank enough Mia and Nichelle Neal who helped me during this difficult time. The service was lovely and forever memorable. Everything was carried out in a caring and efficient way." Read more

  • Amy Jackson Family

    September 26, 2016

    Dear Corben, We wanted to take this time to thank you again for your valuable assistance with Amy's passing. At such a difficult time, it was so nice to have someone be so professional and yet be there for advice and support. We even had some of our family comment on your help and genuine easy nature. Thank you, Brian and Marcia Jackson Read more

  • Lucille Stidd Family

    July 15, 2016

    Dear Mia and the entire staff, Thank you for all kindnesses extended to our family during the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother. Your attention to detail, and your effort to accommodate our every need were noted and appreciated. Sincerely, Ronald Stidd, Stanley Stidd and the entire Stidd Family Read more

  • Joe David Tallent family

    April 24, 2017

    "We count not have had any better care and compassion given to us when my husband passed in February 2017. They were all wonderful." Read more

  • The Fred Fisher Family

    July 02, 2016

    To: Everyone at Neal & Summers On behalf of my family I want to thank you for taking care of us and all the details of my father's funeral. We are extremely happy with the services and the wonderful care and attention you provided to our family. Thanks so much - Cheryl Read more

  • Donald Moore family

    April 24, 2017

    "It was a joy dealing with Corbin. We were made very comfortable and we cried but laughed when the grave was not large enough. Corbin was made for this job. His care and patience were admirable. The pre-arrangement was very beneficial." Read more

  • Wilma James family

    April 24, 2017

    "Our family was very pleased with the outstanding services provided by Neal & Summers. Very professional and personalized care. Only funeral home we would consider ever using." Read more

  • Bennett Family

    May 26, 2016

    Nichelle & team, We can't thank you enough for all you did to make Papaw's calling and funeral run so smoothly. He looked so good! Thank you, Nichelle, for coming to Mamaw's house to make things easier for her and for us! You all are wonderful at what you do! The thank you cards, slideshow, pictures and everything was perfect. Thank you! With Love, Eileen, Liz and family Read more

  • Audine Hall Family (Annual Holiday Remembrance Service)

    December 06, 2015

    Dear Nichelle, Mia, and Staff, Thank you for the lovely remembrance service and the pretty glass angel. In such a busy holiday season, it speaks to your true level of caring. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and New Year! Love, Betty and Terry Maxwell Read more

  • The Paul Newton Family

    August 17, 2015

    I could not have asked for better conditions. The staff, all of them, were very helpful, compassionate, informative, and cooperative. My husband was retired from Monon Rail Road as a Freight Agent and Telegraph Operator. We wanted to display his telegraph equipment, hats, jackets, and more. He was also an avid golfer (great golfer). He also participated several years in Senior Olympics, winning many gold and silver medals in every event. They displayed all of these things for us in different areas of the chapel, like professional directors. We heard many positive comments, from a lot of people from out of town and locals, about how great everything looked, the amazing facility, and the staff. Read more

  • The Gorden Reid Family

    October 24, 2015

    Dear Nichelle, Mia, and the Neal & Summers Staff, Thank you so much for the wonderful care you provided to my family at my father's passing as a priest I spend a good bit of time in funeral homes, and i was truly impressed by the very personal care we received from you. Thank you for making our lives easier by your careful attention to all the tedious details a funeral involves. The Reid Family is ever grateful to you. May our Lord's blessing be upon you! Father Timothy Reid Read more

  • Edward Gibbs Magee Family

    September 21, 2015

    Dear Nichelle: My family and I would like to thank you for handling our father's funeral service and arrangements so honorably. We couldn't be more pleased with how respectfully it turned out. You were most helpful to us. It was a pleasure working together with you. Your suggestion to gather at Sgt. Pepper's Chicken worked out perfectly for our family. God bless you in your personal life, and in the important work that you do. Sincerely, Lisa, Lynn and Michael Read more

  • Louie Phillips Family

    April 04, 2017

    "Corben, I just wanted to thank you for your compassion, patients, and respect you showed our family during this time. You are truly a comforting person. Thank you, Peggy Phillips and Family" Read more

  • The Hazel Osborne Family

    October 17, 2016

    "Corben: Thank you for all you do. You worked yourself right into my heart, you felt more like family. May the Lord bless you in all you do to make others feel the peace you give. May He bless you with the things you need and some of the things you want. Love, Debra Osborne" Read more

  • Paul Wesley Newton Family

    September 22, 2015

    To All, I wanted to take a moment and express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the compassion demonstrated to my mom, Phyllis Newton, with the passing of her husband, Paul. Everyone in our family was treated with a sincere expression of caring by the entire staff of Neal & Summers and we all left with a feeling that we were treated as we were a part of your family. In the natural course of your work, you serve at the spigot of grief for hurting people, and you humbled yourselves in your service to our family in such a way that made our sorrow sufferable. Thank you for your kindness, comfort, and encouragement through this process, and for your absolute professionalism. On behalf of my mom, my brother, Jeff and his family, and Rachelle and I and our family, we are most grateful. Best Regards, Roger Brummett Read more

  • The Stanley T. Stewart Family

    Mia, "I wanted to send you a card to let you know we appreciated everything you have done for us!! You are an amazing person. You AND your staff really made a terrible event so much more pleasant. Keep up the good work God has called you to do. You touch many lives and we love you!! From: Tim, Angie, Megan and JT Cooper, Rosella Stewart and The Pruitts Read more

  • Amy Jackson Family

    September 26, 2016

    Dear Corben, We wanted to take this time to thank you again for your valuable assistance with Amy's passing. At such a difficult time, it was so nice to have someone be so professional and yet be there for advice and support. We even had some of our family comment on your help and genuine easy nature. Thank you, Brian and Marcia Jackson Read more

  • Lucille Stidd Family

    July 15, 2016

    Dear Mia and the entire staff, Thank you for all kindnesses extended to our family during the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Great-Great Grandmother. Your attention to detail, and your effort to accommodate our every need were noted and appreciated. Sincerely, Ronald Stidd, Stanley Stidd and the entire Stidd Family Read more

  • The Danny Traylor Family

    June 08, 2015

    The only funeral home that listened to what we wanted and were not pushy into wanting to do more than we requested. They made suggestions and were appreciated. The staff made a very horrible ordeal a much easier task to face. Would (and do) recommend Neal & Summers to everyone. Read more

  • The Fred Fisher Family

    July 02, 2016

    To: Everyone at Neal & Summers On behalf of my family I want to thank you for taking care of us and all the details of my father's funeral. We are extremely happy with the services and the wonderful care and attention you provided to our family. Thanks so much - Cheryl Read more

  • Bennett Family

    May 26, 2016

    Nichelle & team, We can't thank you enough for all you did to make Papaw's calling and funeral run so smoothly. He looked so good! Thank you, Nichelle, for coming to Mamaw's house to make things easier for her and for us! You all are wonderful at what you do! The thank you cards, slideshow, pictures and everything was perfect. Thank you! With Love, Eileen, Liz and family Read more

  • The Monta Buskirk Family

    June 08, 2015

    Thanks for working your "magic" on mom. It was a good last picture, especially for the grandchildren. I can't believe its been 30 years since I worked there. I miss the "old days." I learned a lot from Tom and Jim and I miss them both. However, I think of them almost everyday. I wish you BOTH the best. - Sheldon Buskirk Read more

  • The Audine Hall Family

    February 09, 2015

    Thank you for the caring manner you and your staff provided to our family. Bless you for all that you do for families during difficult times. Your careers are not easy ones. Betty and Family Read more

  • Audine Hall Family (Annual Holiday Remembrance Service)

    December 06, 2015

    Dear Nichelle, Mia, and Staff, Thank you for the lovely remembrance service and the pretty glass angel. In such a busy holiday season, it speaks to your true level of caring. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and New Year! Love, Betty and Terry Maxwell Read more

  • The Paul Newton Family

    August 17, 2015

    I could not have asked for better conditions. The staff, all of them, were very helpful, compassionate, informative, and cooperative. My husband was retired from Monon Rail Road as a Freight Agent and Telegraph Operator. We wanted to display his telegraph equipment, hats, jackets, and more. He was also an avid golfer (great golfer). He also participated several years in Senior Olympics, winning many gold and silver medals in every event. They displayed all of these things for us in different areas of the chapel, like professional directors. We heard many positive comments, from a lot of people from out of town and locals, about how great everything looked, the amazing facility, and the staff. Read more

  • The Vinny, Loved Pet, Family

    February 09, 2015

    Dear Friends- Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for your kindness and help with transporting our beloved pet, Vinny. He was such a special park of our family and we truly miss him. Your "act of kindness" will always be remembered. Please know what you did was such a help and relief to us and to everyone else's lives that you have touched and helped during these sad times of losing family pets. God bless you all, -Bob and Nancy Fauvergue Read more

  • The Carol Springer Family

    December 10, 2014

    It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expression of love to our family during this truly difficult time. Thank you for everything you did for my mom and there were so many things and I can not begin to list them. My mother loved the Neal family and we have followed her in that love. Read more

  • The Gorden Reid Family

    October 24, 2015

    Dear Nichelle, Mia, and the Neal & Summers Staff, Thank you so much for the wonderful care you provided to my family at my father's passing as a priest I spend a good bit of time in funeral homes, and i was truly impressed by the very personal care we received from you. Thank you for making our lives easier by your careful attention to all the tedious details a funeral involves. The Reid Family is ever grateful to you. May our Lord's blessing be upon you! Father Timothy Reid Read more

  • Edward Gibbs Magee Family

    September 21, 2015

    Dear Nichelle: My family and I would like to thank you for handling our father's funeral service and arrangements so honorably. We couldn't be more pleased with how respectfully it turned out. You were most helpful to us. It was a pleasure working together with you. Your suggestion to gather at Sgt. Pepper's Chicken worked out perfectly for our family. God bless you in your personal life, and in the important work that you do. Sincerely, Lisa, Lynn and Michael Read more

  • The family of Theresa Bauer; Marge, Ange, Rhonda & Gary

    January 28, 2014

    Mia, On behalf of myself, my sisters and Gary we want to say thanks so much for the excellent service you and all of your staff provided us. You made the process comforting and we were not left with any unanswered questions nor any confusion. Your place is absolutely beautiful and welcoming and it was PERFECT! Mom would've chosen it herself!:) We had alot of comments about how nice it was, how good mom looked and how friendly your entire staff was. Thank you for understanding us---our ability to still find the humor in some ways and helping us find comfort in making choices. You ill come highly recommended if ever need be. Thank your staff for us please. Read more

  • Denise Heidelberger

    December 06, 2013

    "Thanks for all you do! Your Remembrance Service on Sunday was very helpful and touching. Neal & Summers' staff are exactly what one needs during one of the most difficult times for any family to face. Once again, thank you for everything you do!" Read more

  • Paul Wesley Newton Family

    September 22, 2015

    To All, I wanted to take a moment and express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the compassion demonstrated to my mom, Phyllis Newton, with the passing of her husband, Paul. Everyone in our family was treated with a sincere expression of caring by the entire staff of Neal & Summers and we all left with a feeling that we were treated as we were a part of your family. In the natural course of your work, you serve at the spigot of grief for hurting people, and you humbled yourselves in your service to our family in such a way that made our sorrow sufferable. Thank you for your kindness, comfort, and encouragement through this process, and for your absolute professionalism. On behalf of my mom, my brother, Jeff and his family, and Rachelle and I and our family, we are most grateful. Best Regards, Roger Brummett Read more

  • The Stanley T. Stewart Family

    Mia, "I wanted to send you a card to let you know we appreciated everything you have done for us!! You are an amazing person. You AND your staff really made a terrible event so much more pleasant. Keep up the good work God has called you to do. You touch many lives and we love you!! From: Tim, Angie, Megan and JT Cooper, Rosella Stewart and The Pruitts Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 28, 2013

    "Thank you for being so considerate of my mom, Ada Hamm. Sincerely, Linda Miner" Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 27, 2013

    "Thank you so much for all the kindness and help that was given to my family and me. Your staff was great and you are great. Love, Ada Hamm and Family" Read more

  • The Danny Traylor Family

    June 08, 2015

    The only funeral home that listened to what we wanted and were not pushy into wanting to do more than we requested. They made suggestions and were appreciated. The staff made a very horrible ordeal a much easier task to face. Would (and do) recommend Neal & Summers to everyone. Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 28, 2013

    Dear Nichelle, "I just wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of my Mammaw, Ada Hamm. You made a very difficult time a lot easier and my family and I really appreciate it. It takes a special kind of person to do your job and you are really good at it. Your kindness and patience are evident in your dealings with others. So once again Thank You." Sincerely, Dawn Miner Read more

  • Donald R. Collier Sr. Family

    July 16, 2013

    "We are so very thankful for the wonderful job you did on Don's funeral. We feel you went the extra mile." Read more

  • The Monta Buskirk Family

    June 08, 2015

    Thanks for working your "magic" on mom. It was a good last picture, especially for the grandchildren. I can't believe its been 30 years since I worked there. I miss the "old days." I learned a lot from Tom and Jim and I miss them both. However, I think of them almost everyday. I wish you BOTH the best. - Sheldon Buskirk Read more

  • The Audine Hall Family

    February 09, 2015

    Thank you for the caring manner you and your staff provided to our family. Bless you for all that you do for families during difficult times. Your careers are not easy ones. Betty and Family Read more

  • Shirley Tapp Family

    June 28, 2013

    "We would like to once again tell Nichelle, Mia and Corben thank you for the great job you all always do. It means so much to know we can entrust our loved ones to you and know you will do the best you can to cover everything we ask." Read more

  • Phyllis Brock and Greg & Teresa Yeadon (Aileen Phelps family)

    November 02, 2012

    It's nice to know that there are still people who take such pleasure in doing special things and making others feel good..... Thank you so much for going above & beyond with all the extra things you did for us. It was so appreciated! Read more

  • The Vinny, Loved Pet, Family

    February 09, 2015

    Dear Friends- Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude for your kindness and help with transporting our beloved pet, Vinny. He was such a special park of our family and we truly miss him. Your "act of kindness" will always be remembered. Please know what you did was such a help and relief to us and to everyone else's lives that you have touched and helped during these sad times of losing family pets. God bless you all, -Bob and Nancy Fauvergue Read more

  • The Carol Springer Family

    December 10, 2014

    It is difficult to find words to express how thankful we are for your expression of love to our family during this truly difficult time. Thank you for everything you did for my mom and there were so many things and I can not begin to list them. My mother loved the Neal family and we have followed her in that love. Read more

  • Brian & Michelle Rhodes

    October 03, 2012

    Words cannot express how much we appreciate you and how thankful we are for how much you went above and beyond. And how much you have blessed us!... Thank You... Brian Rhodes Nichelle, Losing our daughter is one of the worst things that has happened to us. We would just like you to know that everything you did for us helped us through. Thank you for everything!.. Michelle Rhodes Read more

  • Joyce Williams, Susan Burchfield, Jim Wiliams, Mike & Diane Williams and family

    October 23, 2012

    Mia, Nichelle & All Staff Members, I'm sure you girls know what we think of you and how much we think of you. You are the BEST! You were exceptionally awesome with Dad. He looked so good as if he was just napping. As the card says, there are just not any words that can tell you just how great you are. You are great with families, friends and the deceased. We don't want to have another death of anyone we know, but we tell everyone about you girls. We Love you so very much.. You are like a part of our family... You ARE our family!! With Love.. Read more

  • The family of Theresa Bauer; Marge, Ange, Rhonda & Gary

    January 28, 2014

    Mia, On behalf of myself, my sisters and Gary we want to say thanks so much for the excellent service you and all of your staff provided us. You made the process comforting and we were not left with any unanswered questions nor any confusion. Your place is absolutely beautiful and welcoming and it was PERFECT! Mom would've chosen it herself!:) We had alot of comments about how nice it was, how good mom looked and how friendly your entire staff was. Thank you for understanding us---our ability to still find the humor in some ways and helping us find comfort in making choices. You ill come highly recommended if ever need be. Thank your staff for us please. Read more

  • Denise Heidelberger

    December 06, 2013

    "Thanks for all you do! Your Remembrance Service on Sunday was very helpful and touching. Neal & Summers' staff are exactly what one needs during one of the most difficult times for any family to face. Once again, thank you for everything you do!" Read more

  • Rebecca Neal

    December 18, 2012

    Nichelle, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you've done. It really meant alot. Thank you for everything.... You went beyond the call of duty. You are a very special person. Thanks again! Read more

  • Stacy Brinkley

    December 10, 2012

    Nichelle, Mia & Jimmy... Many thanks to all of you for the way in which you handled my Dad's service, obituary, preparations and all that went into making things run as smoothly as possible. You might not realize what a gift you are to people in their darkest times....but you are! You all have truly gone above and beyond to make this loss as easy for us to deal with as possible. Thanks for the extra touches including the angels, the extra cards, and flag case. You have all been a blessing to me and my entire family! Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 28, 2013

    "Thank you for being so considerate of my mom, Ada Hamm. Sincerely, Linda Miner" Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 27, 2013

    "Thank you so much for all the kindness and help that was given to my family and me. Your staff was great and you are great. Love, Ada Hamm and Family" Read more

  • Sue Tyson

    September 14, 2012

    To Nichelle, Mia and Staff - Yes, the token, tree leaf, is special to us and will be a constant reminder of the professionalism and help you gave to Mom and our family at such a difficult time. The family of Geneva L. Moss Read more

  • Archie Lee Hamm Family

    November 28, 2013

    Dear Nichelle, "I just wanted to say thank you for taking such good care of my Mammaw, Ada Hamm. You made a very difficult time a lot easier and my family and I really appreciate it. It takes a special kind of person to do your job and you are really good at it. Your kindness and patience are evident in your dealings with others. So once again Thank You." Sincerely, Dawn Miner Read more

  • Hazel and the Katter Klan

    September 14, 2012

    Our many thanks for your kindness, caring and thoughtfullness. How gracious you all have been to us in taking care of Rod. My! Rod was strongly attached to Neal and Summers from your beginning and would have been most proud of how all was done for him. You all gave us comfort and cared for us as family. We are very thankful to you and thankful to our Lord for each of you - friends are truly gifts from God. God's blessings to each of you and yours. Read more

  • Kaye & Tom Dixon (Raymond Deckard service)

    "How do I begin to thank you for all that you did for us, at a time when I was not able to think clearly and my heart was aching. I have told everyone how easy you made everything for us. The facility was so beautiful; the arrangements were perfect. Everything you did - the video, the music, the tape of the service right thru to the graveside, was done so beautifully and with such compassion and care. You are to be commended for operating in this manner. Many mortuaries do not. We received so many nice comments about the guitar and inscription of Daddy on the lid of Daddy's casket, and the display of Daddy's record albums and guitars. And the video - I thought most people had seen that done but so many said they'd never seen that before. I was so pleased and how you displayed Daddy's picture. I loved it! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!" Read more

  • Donald R. Collier Sr. Family

    July 16, 2013

    "We are so very thankful for the wonderful job you did on Don's funeral. We feel you went the extra mile." Read more

  • Shirley Tapp Family

    June 28, 2013

    "We would like to once again tell Nichelle, Mia and Corben thank you for the great job you all always do. It means so much to know we can entrust our loved ones to you and know you will do the best you can to cover everything we ask." Read more

  • Chris Bailey - Ryan Scholl and families

    "Ryan and I would personally like to thank you for the kindness, compassion and respect that you have shown to us and our families during this devastating time. You girls can be proud that with all that goes on, the "window" of comfort you provided will always be remembered." Read more

  • Donna Nutter

    "You have been so wonderful helping me deal with the reality of a loss. You showed genuine care, not just good customer service! The choices you helped me with worked out just great. Mike would've been real pleased. Mia - I felt like a close friend was talking to me the few times we talked. Thank you for caring! " Read more

  • Phyllis Brock and Greg & Teresa Yeadon (Aileen Phelps family)

    November 02, 2012

    It's nice to know that there are still people who take such pleasure in doing special things and making others feel good..... Thank you so much for going above & beyond with all the extra things you did for us. It was so appreciated! Read more

  • Brian & Michelle Rhodes

    October 03, 2012

    Words cannot express how much we appreciate you and how thankful we are for how much you went above and beyond. And how much you have blessed us!... Thank You... Brian Rhodes Nichelle, Losing our daughter is one of the worst things that has happened to us. We would just like you to know that everything you did for us helped us through. Thank you for everything!.. Michelle Rhodes Read more

  • Jane Ann McVey and Family

    "Thank you for making my mom's final days on this earth bearable for us. We couldn't have asked for any better service or treatment. You gave us everything we could have ever wanted for her. You are doing what you were called to do - we will NEVER forget you for that." Read more

  • Ginger Fowler

    "Thanks so much for the beautiful service for my dad, Gale Bastin. My mom and dad have known and loved your dad and Uncle John for many years. They would be so happy to know what a wonderful job Neal and Summers has always done. You make things so much easier. You and Mia do a great job. Your dad should be proud. We appreciate all you did. It's nice to feel comfortable at a time like this. That's what small towns are good for. Everything is more personal with everyone. I appreciate the friendship with you and Mia also. It's hard enough coming in and doing someone's hair, but you two make it better." Read more

  • Joyce Williams, Susan Burchfield, Jim Wiliams, Mike & Diane Williams and family

    October 23, 2012

    Mia, Nichelle & All Staff Members, I'm sure you girls know what we think of you and how much we think of you. You are the BEST! You were exceptionally awesome with Dad. He looked so good as if he was just napping. As the card says, there are just not any words that can tell you just how great you are. You are great with families, friends and the deceased. We don't want to have another death of anyone we know, but we tell everyone about you girls. We Love you so very much.. You are like a part of our family... You ARE our family!! With Love.. Read more

  • Rebecca Neal

    December 18, 2012

    Nichelle, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you've done. It really meant alot. Thank you for everything.... You went beyond the call of duty. You are a very special person. Thanks again! Read more

  • David and Lynn Heaton

    "We would like to thank you for everything you did for us and our family. Mary (Heaton) looked so nice and everything was so pretty. It made our sadness easier. We also appreicated your building. It made us feel "at home" which helped alot. Everything was so nice and professional and we enjoyed the "Woman" touch!" Read more

  • Debbie Mathies (Peggy & Doug Hatfield's daughter)

    "I can't find the words that even come close to saying Thank You for everything you did to make Doug's passing so much easier to handle. A very special thank you for being so good to my mom. I believe you went out of your way to make all of this easier for her. That really meant alot. Once again, a big thank you for doing such an outstanding job with Doug. He looked so peaceful. Even now, I find comfort from that. May the good Lord bless you, you sure are a blessing to us." Read more

  • Stacy Brinkley

    December 10, 2012

    Nichelle, Mia & Jimmy... Many thanks to all of you for the way in which you handled my Dad's service, obituary, preparations and all that went into making things run as smoothly as possible. You might not realize what a gift you are to people in their darkest times....but you are! You all have truly gone above and beyond to make this loss as easy for us to deal with as possible. Thanks for the extra touches including the angels, the extra cards, and flag case. You have all been a blessing to me and my entire family! Read more

  • Sue Tyson

    September 14, 2012

    To Nichelle, Mia and Staff - Yes, the token, tree leaf, is special to us and will be a constant reminder of the professionalism and help you gave to Mom and our family at such a difficult time. The family of Geneva L. Moss Read more

  • The Stanger Family

    "It was sooo beautiful! Wanted to say "Thank you" for the lovely service you provided for all of us. You went above and beyond your commitment, which isn't unusual. You have always treated us like family." Read more

  • Melanie Dodge & The family of Ken Noel

    "Our family just wanted to share a blessing that some Morgan County families may not know about. Morgan County is truly blessed to have Neal & Summers Mortuary in our community. Allow us to share why we feel this way. On May 9, 2006, the worst day of our lives, our patriarch, Ken Noel, died. There was no thought as to where we would go to make arrangements for his funeral. We wanted to use Neal & Summers Mortuary. We had been to many calling hours and funerals there and felt very comfortable. However, we did not know just how comfortable we would be during our own sorrow. In fact, when he started doing funerals in his role as a minister, he was encouraged by Tom Neal to sit in on some funerals and begin to create his own style. When we walked in the building, we immediately felt very relaxed and wanted. As we began making the arrangements, Nichelle brought our family along the process that was needed. She was in no hurry nor did she try to pressure us into anything. We were so amazed at how comfortable she made us feel. If there was a question, she took the time to answer it completely and did not move on until everyone was clear with that particular detail. It went so smoothly, we could hardly believe it was over. We cannot thank her enough for the patience she had with us and the true concern she showed for our family. During the next few days, things would come up and we felt very comfortable coming in and talking to either Nichelle or Mia about whatever it was. We asked what was allowed in the funeral home, and they basically stated anything we needed or wanted. We were welcome to bring in food for the family, which turned out to be a lifesaver for my mother and her blood sugar issue. We felt so wanted and cared for it was hard to remember they were not a part of our family and sharing our grief too. The calling hours and funeral went without a problem and that is because of the employees working there that night, Mia Neal and Mark Manley, taking care of whatever we needed. The complete and honest care we received from everyone made the most traumatic moment of my life that much easier to handle. We felt they truly cared about what we were going through and did everything possible to make it as smooth as possible. Needless to say, words are not enough to express our sincere thank you to Neal & Summers Mortuary, and their employees. That is the reason we wanted to publicly thank them for their patience, care and all around professionalism. If any of you experience a traumatic moment, please remember this letter and know that they will treat you the same way - like family members. They are doing a much-needed job, but also a very hard job. It can't be pleasant for them, dealing with death all the time, but they sure hide it when it comes to meeting the needs of the family. May God continue to bless them all. We just wanted to make sure the good people of Martinsville know what a treasure we have in the Neal & Summers family." Read more

  • Hazel and the Katter Klan

    September 14, 2012

    Our many thanks for your kindness, caring and thoughtfullness. How gracious you all have been to us in taking care of Rod. My! Rod was strongly attached to Neal and Summers from your beginning and would have been most proud of how all was done for him. You all gave us comfort and cared for us as family. We are very thankful to you and thankful to our Lord for each of you - friends are truly gifts from God. God's blessings to each of you and yours. Read more

  • Kaye & Tom Dixon (Raymond Deckard service)

    "How do I begin to thank you for all that you did for us, at a time when I was not able to think clearly and my heart was aching. I have told everyone how easy you made everything for us. The facility was so beautiful; the arrangements were perfect. Everything you did - the video, the music, the tape of the service right thru to the graveside, was done so beautifully and with such compassion and care. You are to be commended for operating in this manner. Many mortuaries do not. We received so many nice comments about the guitar and inscription of Daddy on the lid of Daddy's casket, and the display of Daddy's record albums and guitars. And the video - I thought most people had seen that done but so many said they'd never seen that before. I was so pleased and how you displayed Daddy's picture. I loved it! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!" Read more

  • Debbie, Diane and Tish (daughters of Bob and Betty Cordell)

    "We wanted to send you a "Thank you" for that beautiful memorial service. It really meant so much to us. Since that service, we have actually felt a sense of peace in our hearts and minds. Thanks so much for everything." Read more

  • Patricia Flake (daughter of Gertrude Hamilton)

    "Thank you for making such a difficult time in our lives so easy. You truly have a way of showing your love and compassion for all of Mom's family, friends and loved ones. P.S. Mom's picture was such a precious gift. It was so thoughtful of you. We have it framed and in a special place for all to enjoy." Read more

  • Chris Bailey - Ryan Scholl and families

    "Ryan and I would personally like to thank you for the kindness, compassion and respect that you have shown to us and our families during this devastating time. You girls can be proud that with all that goes on, the "window" of comfort you provided will always be remembered." Read more

  • Donna Nutter

    "You have been so wonderful helping me deal with the reality of a loss. You showed genuine care, not just good customer service! The choices you helped me with worked out just great. Mike would've been real pleased. Mia - I felt like a close friend was talking to me the few times we talked. Thank you for caring! " Read more

  • Sannie Cloud

    "Words cannot express the joy of having Mother look so beautiful. She was as we always remember her. You always make us feel so welcome and comfortable, although you may be so busy. We love you all and thank you for making such a difficult time so heart-warming. You truly are compassionate and we have nothing but praise for the kindness shown our family of Bessie M. Whitehead." Read more

  • Joyce Mayes, Opal Hensley and Carol Boling

    "How can we ever say "Thanks" enough for your pre-arrangements and funeral service for our Mother, Elma Hurt. You were so very compassionate and professional. Everything was done to make it a beautiful service, and to have everything in the right place at the right moment. Mother looked so nice with her hair done and pretty lavender dress and white sweater. The handkerchief in her hand was a special touch. The family were all very pleased with things." Read more

  • Jane Ann McVey and Family

    "Thank you for making my mom's final days on this earth bearable for us. We couldn't have asked for any better service or treatment. You gave us everything we could have ever wanted for her. You are doing what you were called to do - we will NEVER forget you for that." Read more

  • Ginger Fowler

    "Thanks so much for the beautiful service for my dad, Gale Bastin. My mom and dad have known and loved your dad and Uncle John for many years. They would be so happy to know what a wonderful job Neal and Summers has always done. You make things so much easier. You and Mia do a great job. Your dad should be proud. We appreciate all you did. It's nice to feel comfortable at a time like this. That's what small towns are good for. Everything is more personal with everyone. I appreciate the friendship with you and Mia also. It's hard enough coming in and doing someone's hair, but you two make it better." Read more

  • Pat Drennon

    "I have just come from the beautiful Remembrance Ceremony at Neal and Summers. Mia and Nichelle, once again, have gone beyond the call of duty! What a beautiful tribute to our loved ones! The gold leaf engraved with our loved ones' names and date of birth and death is beautiful. They also gave us each a wooden plaque to put a picture and the gold leaf on. We all lit candles and sang and released balloons with a memory card on them. Thank you for the angel pins, note pads, pens and telephone and address books. Seeing the picture of our loved ones flash across the TV screen was another special touch. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you, Mia and Nichelle, and your families. " Read more

  • Maureen Bennett (Duane Rasmussen Family)

    "From the time that Nichelle Neal Dalton picked up my Dad from the nursing home after he passed until after the burial, she was spectacular. She explained everything, answered our questions and was just all around helpful. She made me feel that she was gong to treat my Dad with the love and care I would have given him myself. As you can imagine, this was a sad time for me & my family but Nichelle was able to put everyone at ease and help us see the good memories. Nichelle is truly amazing and is wonderful at her job." Read more

  • David and Lynn Heaton

    "We would like to thank you for everything you did for us and our family. Mary (Heaton) looked so nice and everything was so pretty. It made our sadness easier. We also appreicated your building. It made us feel "at home" which helped alot. Everything was so nice and professional and we enjoyed the "Woman" touch!" Read more

  • Debbie Mathies (Peggy & Doug Hatfield's daughter)

    "I can't find the words that even come close to saying Thank You for everything you did to make Doug's passing so much easier to handle. A very special thank you for being so good to my mom. I believe you went out of your way to make all of this easier for her. That really meant alot. Once again, a big thank you for doing such an outstanding job with Doug. He looked so peaceful. Even now, I find comfort from that. May the good Lord bless you, you sure are a blessing to us." Read more

  • Rick, Dorena and Brent Pierce

    "We want to sincerely thank you for everything you all have done for us in the wake of our loss. Your support, your guidance, and your professionalism have been an invaluable source of comfort and strength in our darkest hours. In the midst of this tragedy we have learned just how important those closest to us are to our healing process. In the days following Eric's death, it was your patience and ability to steer us through the unimaginable decision process that gave us the strength and courage to endure. It truly felt as if our own family was helping us with the arrangements, we could not imagine having to work with anyone else. We are so very thankful for your kindness during our first meeting, your patience and continuous availability, and your help in planning for the wonderful service. Eric looked truly amazing and at peace. We are forever indebted to you on behalf of Eric and our family. We know he shares our many thanks as he watches over us from Heaven and waits patiently, free of pain and sorrow, to be reunited with us again." Thessalonians 5:18: "In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." God Bless, Read more

  • The Stanger Family

    "It was sooo beautiful! Wanted to say "Thank you" for the lovely service you provided for all of us. You went above and beyond your commitment, which isn't unusual. You have always treated us like family." Read more

  • Melanie Dodge & The family of Ken Noel

    "Our family just wanted to share a blessing that some Morgan County families may not know about. Morgan County is truly blessed to have Neal & Summers Mortuary in our community. Allow us to share why we feel this way. On May 9, 2006, the worst day of our lives, our patriarch, Ken Noel, died. There was no thought as to where we would go to make arrangements for his funeral. We wanted to use Neal & Summers Mortuary. We had been to many calling hours and funerals there and felt very comfortable. However, we did not know just how comfortable we would be during our own sorrow. In fact, when he started doing funerals in his role as a minister, he was encouraged by Tom Neal to sit in on some funerals and begin to create his own style. When we walked in the building, we immediately felt very relaxed and wanted. As we began making the arrangements, Nichelle brought our family along the process that was needed. She was in no hurry nor did she try to pressure us into anything. We were so amazed at how comfortable she made us feel. If there was a question, she took the time to answer it completely and did not move on until everyone was clear with that particular detail. It went so smoothly, we could hardly believe it was over. We cannot thank her enough for the patience she had with us and the true concern she showed for our family. During the next few days, things would come up and we felt very comfortable coming in and talking to either Nichelle or Mia about whatever it was. We asked what was allowed in the funeral home, and they basically stated anything we needed or wanted. We were welcome to bring in food for the family, which turned out to be a lifesaver for my mother and her blood sugar issue. We felt so wanted and cared for it was hard to remember they were not a part of our family and sharing our grief too. The calling hours and funeral went without a problem and that is because of the employees working there that night, Mia Neal and Mark Manley, taking care of whatever we needed. The complete and honest care we received from everyone made the most traumatic moment of my life that much easier to handle. We felt they truly cared about what we were going through and did everything possible to make it as smooth as possible. Needless to say, words are not enough to express our sincere thank you to Neal & Summers Mortuary, and their employees. That is the reason we wanted to publicly thank them for their patience, care and all around professionalism. If any of you experience a traumatic moment, please remember this letter and know that they will treat you the same way - like family members. They are doing a much-needed job, but also a very hard job. It can't be pleasant for them, dealing with death all the time, but they sure hide it when it comes to meeting the needs of the family. May God continue to bless them all. We just wanted to make sure the good people of Martinsville know what a treasure we have in the Neal & Summers family." Read more

  • Debbie, Diane and Tish (daughters of Bob and Betty Cordell)

    "We wanted to send you a "Thank you" for that beautiful memorial service. It really meant so much to us. Since that service, we have actually felt a sense of peace in our hearts and minds. Thanks so much for everything." Read more

  • Patricia Flake (daughter of Gertrude Hamilton)

    "Thank you for making such a difficult time in our lives so easy. You truly have a way of showing your love and compassion for all of Mom's family, friends and loved ones. P.S. Mom's picture was such a precious gift. It was so thoughtful of you. We have it framed and in a special place for all to enjoy." Read more

  • Sannie Cloud

    "Words cannot express the joy of having Mother look so beautiful. She was as we always remember her. You always make us feel so welcome and comfortable, although you may be so busy. We love you all and thank you for making such a difficult time so heart-warming. You truly are compassionate and we have nothing but praise for the kindness shown our family of Bessie M. Whitehead." Read more

  • Joyce Mayes, Opal Hensley and Carol Boling

    "How can we ever say "Thanks" enough for your pre-arrangements and funeral service for our Mother, Elma Hurt. You were so very compassionate and professional. Everything was done to make it a beautiful service, and to have everything in the right place at the right moment. Mother looked so nice with her hair done and pretty lavender dress and white sweater. The handkerchief in her hand was a special touch. The family were all very pleased with things." Read more

  • Pat Drennon

    "I have just come from the beautiful Remembrance Ceremony at Neal and Summers. Mia and Nichelle, once again, have gone beyond the call of duty! What a beautiful tribute to our loved ones! The gold leaf engraved with our loved ones' names and date of birth and death is beautiful. They also gave us each a wooden plaque to put a picture and the gold leaf on. We all lit candles and sang and released balloons with a memory card on them. Thank you for the angel pins, note pads, pens and telephone and address books. Seeing the picture of our loved ones flash across the TV screen was another special touch. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and may God bless you, Mia and Nichelle, and your families. " Read more

  • Maureen Bennett (Duane Rasmussen Family)

    "From the time that Nichelle Neal Dalton picked up my Dad from the nursing home after he passed until after the burial, she was spectacular. She explained everything, answered our questions and was just all around helpful. She made me feel that she was gong to treat my Dad with the love and care I would have given him myself. As you can imagine, this was a sad time for me & my family but Nichelle was able to put everyone at ease and help us see the good memories. Nichelle is truly amazing and is wonderful at her job." Read more

  • Rick, Dorena and Brent Pierce

    "We want to sincerely thank you for everything you all have done for us in the wake of our loss. Your support, your guidance, and your professionalism have been an invaluable source of comfort and strength in our darkest hours. In the midst of this tragedy we have learned just how important those closest to us are to our healing process. In the days following Eric's death, it was your patience and ability to steer us through the unimaginable decision process that gave us the strength and courage to endure. It truly felt as if our own family was helping us with the arrangements, we could not imagine having to work with anyone else. We are so very thankful for your kindness during our first meeting, your patience and continuous availability, and your help in planning for the wonderful service. Eric looked truly amazing and at peace. We are forever indebted to you on behalf of Eric and our family. We know he shares our many thanks as he watches over us from Heaven and waits patiently, free of pain and sorrow, to be reunited with us again." Thessalonians 5:18: "In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." God Bless, Read more