Memorials & Celebrations of Life

Memorials and Celebrations of Life services are available either ala carte or as a package.  As a small business, I have the flexibility to tailor your event to meet your specific needs, including adding more services along the way if you discover you need help.  It is my goal to make sure your day is effortless for you. This means that we will be communicating frequently via text, e-mail, or phone call.

Complete and a la carte services.  Services are available a la cart or as a package, and the cost will depend on the type of event and the services you need.  I will generally be able to provide you with an estimate of my charges after our initial discussion with the understanding that the cost may change as the event comes to fruition.  My hourly rate is $100

Shari Winstead Services - Celebrations of life

Officiating the event/eulogy

The words spoken at a memorial can have a lasting effect on the guests and may always serve as a reminder of the person who has passed.  We will work together to make sure the eulogy and ceremony are fitting to the person we are honoring. 

I am able to provide Christian and nonsecular services, as well as “just a bit.” Maybe you don’t want a religious ceremony but would like a closing prayer – I am happy to include this.  The ceremony should be what you want.  I can also write and/or deliver the eulogy, based on conversations and input from loved ones.

obituary writing and press/media releases

Just as important as the eulogy, an obituary is a glance into your honored one’s life. It can be as detailed or as simple as you desire.  I have written many tributes, obituaries, and speeches and would be honored to help you.  This service can also include publication and release to various media outlets (such as hometown news sites).

planning the program

I will make sure your event has a great flow, including the formal program of spoken word and ceremony.  My experience allows me to offer suggestions and make sure every detail is covered.  I am also available to design a printed program if you desire.  

slideshow creation

More powerful than words are pictures. Creating a slideshow is a fun and special way to honor your loved one. It can also be a very emotional project for a grieving person if you can even find one with the skills who are willing to take on this important job.  Let me take the stress away and deliver a beautiful slideshow that will not only bring your memories to life for the celebration but that you will have for eternity. Just provide the photos, music (if you would like), and any other preferences. 


I am available to find and manage your photographer, videographer, florist, and other vendors.