Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations brings peace of mind to families.
As much as we’d like to avoid it, saying goodbye to those we love is part of life.
The pain and emotion of a loved one’s passing can be overwhelming. At a time when you’re struggling with loss, the gentle guidance of caring professionals is most appreciated.
At Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations, their mission statement is simple: “Our Family Serving Yours.” Traditional values are of utmost importance as they serve families with dignity, compassion and affordable pricing.
“I’m elated at this new beginning for the Roberts family with Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations,” says Terry S. Roberts, who works as funeral director. A familiar face around Ocala, Terry is a third generation Roberts. Born in Ocala in 1941, he is proud of the fact that his family has been in the funeral business since 1898.
Roberts explains that 25 years ago, when planning for retirement, he sold his business to a large funeral home corporation. Eventually unhappy with how the Pennsylvania-based corporation was running Roberts Funeral Homes in Ocala, he made the decision to rebrand his family name and bring back to the community a Roberts family-owned and -operated funeral home.
“If people want to work with the Roberts family, the only location to do this is the 606 SW 2nd Avenue facility, which is steeped in history as it’s the original funeral home that we opened in 1898,” says Roberts, adding that the current facilities of Roberts’ Downtown Chapel are undergoing a complete renovation to better serve families.
“Because Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations is locally owned and family operated, the people serving you have a personal interest, not only in the business but in the community,” he notes. “My name is out front, and I want it to be done right. It’s so important to me that everything is done with a sincere touch with the families’ best interests at heart.”
“In their time of need, families deserve and should receive the kind of care, compassion and personal service only a family-owned funeral home can give. We have all experienced the same emotions you are going through, and our main concern is to comfort you,” observes Bill Johnson, co-owner and funeral director in charge. “At Roberts of Ocala Funerals and Cremations, we are not bound by the bottom line of a large out-of-state corporation.”
Local businessmen Chester Weber and Jason Schappert, along with their wives, so valued the concept of a locally owned and family-operated funeral home that they invested in the opportunity.
“We come to families in their homes, at Hospice or wherever is most convenient for them in making arrangements. Your location doesn’t place a limitation on us; we’re completely mobile and can come to you,” says co-owner Josh Leverette.
Because financial concerns shouldn’t dictate how a loved one is celebrated and remembered, Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations works with families to offer alternative funding, including funeral financing. Rates include no hidden fees or service charges, so you won’t be surprised by unexpected costs, adds Karen Hummel, CEO. Johnson, Leverette and Hummel all worked at the facility when it was corporately owned and knew there was a better way to serve the needs of families.
“Every life deserves to be honored in a way that caters to that unique individual. Someone loved them, and that needs to show,” notes Johnson. “We don’t have cookie-cutter services or packages you pick from. The amount of money you have to spend will not deter you from giving your loved one the service they deserve.”
You can trust Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations as your support system for every aspect of planning a loved one’s funeral. Every aspect is covered, from bringing the deceased into their care, to planning bereavement dinners and even aftercare. Your loved one never leaves their care, whereas at some other funeral homes, the deceased may be transported to another facility in a different county for burial preparation or cremation.
At a time when it’s natural to feel overwhelmed, it is comforting to have experienced staff members guide you through the process. This is especially helpful for families coming from out of state who aren’t familiar with our area. Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations offers a Bereavement Guide to make final details less complicated.
“We don’t believe our support ends with a funeral,” adds Leverette. “After the funeral, our service continues with support of the family through aftercare, even access to grief counseling. We have people on staff to specifically meet these needs.”
Pre-arranging your own final wishes is a lasting gift you can give your family. This provides you with peace of mind knowing all arrangements are taken care of and removes the burden—mental and financial—from your family. Preplanning also combats inflation because it locks in funeral expenses at today’s prices.
At Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations, you can sit down with an advisor to make prearrangements. Or attend one of their free “Lunch and Learn” events where you can learn about preplanning your final arrangements.
The name synonymous with final arrangements in Ocala is now family owned and operated. Reach out to Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremations today to learn how they can assist your family.
Learn more › Roberts of Ocala Funerals & Cremation › 606 SW 2nd Avenue, Ocala › (352) 537-8111 › robertsfunerals.com