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Thank you to those who were there for us

I would like to thank Christopher and Lesleigh Bennett, owners and funeral directors for both Bennett Funeral Home and Holland and Barry Funeral Home. Holland and Barry Funeral Home's slogan is "Continuing the Tradition," and Christopher and Lesleigh are carrying on the tradition of this funeral home and have added some additional options that will become new traditions for families to remember for years to come.

My husband, Brian Nelson, died July 3, and both of them were wonderful and kind-hearted to assist our family in this time of need. I cannot even count the number of phone calls family members made to either Christopher or Lesleigh to ask a question or make a request for Brian's memorial service. We made numerous last-minute changes to the memorial service. The Bennetts calmly and willingly accommodated all of our requests, as well as provided additional services that added a special touch. For instance, they prepared a customized program book that they created and printed for the memorial service. We wanted to have a slide show of photos to honor Brian and numerous songs played during the memorial service. They handled all of this for us flawlessly. Lincoln is fortunate to have Christopher and Lesleigh Bennett, a new generation of funeral directors, in our community who are here to provide a service to the community.

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I would also like to thank all of the people who attended the memorial service, sent flowers and plants, called family members and friends to offer their condolences, coordinated the meal after the memorial service, brought food to family members and friends, and did many other kind things for all of us.

Kim Nelson

(Posted July 21, 2005)

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