Definition Of Celebrant
A person, male or female, clergy or layperson, who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of the deceased.
Source: Doug Manning, Dodge Magazine, January 2000.
Michael D. “Dicky” Powell, Owner and Jason L. Benton Funeral Director / Embalmer attended a 3-day workshop in Oklahoma City, OK in June 2003 to become certified celebrants.
“Jason was the most compassionate person I have ever met.”
Source: Judy Robert, Mother of Bobby Roberts
“Jason came to my home and spent the better part of two hours finding out about Pat and her life.He was thorough and easy to talk to. When he finished I felt uplifted.”
Source: Barry Brown, Husband of Patricia Brown, North Myrtle Beach, SC .