The loss of a loved one can be a stressful and overwhelming event, resulting in grief that can be emotionally, physically, mentally and a life change forever. Planning a funeral is the last thing most people want to do. Usually it’s the first thing that should be done, but with the help of caring and experienced professionals at People’s Choice Mortuary and Cremation Service LLC, you will get through this difficult time.
“We will guide you through the aspects of the funeral service with compassion, dignity and respect,” said owner Alfred (AJ) Graham. “You can count on us to help plan a personal and memorable tribute to your loved ones.”
Originally from Palatka, Alfred (AJ) got his start in the mortuary business by working in a cemetery for E.W. Lawson & Sons Funeral Home when he was just 16 years old. From there, he worked at several funeral homes in and around the Palatka area until he moved to Volusia County in 1999.
His passion for mortuary service led him to become a director’s assistant at Unity Funeral Home in DeLand for 19 years.
In 2016, Alfred became Vice president/director of operations at People’s Funeral Home in Sanford for seven years until he got a call from Clifford A. Marchbank Jr., “the funeral director at the place I’m standing in now,” said Alfred (AJ). Clifford stated, “Alfred, I’ve watched you for a long time. I’m at the point I’m unable to run this place anymore, but I know you can.” In July 2021, after the passing of Clifford A. Marchbank Jr., Alfred (AJ) started transitioning to the new business.
The business was formerly known as A. C. Marchbank Family Funeral Home, but Alfred (AJ) established People’s Choice Mortuary and Cremation Service LLC and opened as the owner under the new name on Nov. 1, 2021.
Here to assist customers in their time of need, People’s Choice Mortuary and Cremation Service LLC, offers an honest service with a commitment to excellence. It will always be “A Signature Service for All People,” said Alfred (AJ). “We take our time with the families, making sure their request is met at a reasonable cost.”
People’s Choice Mortuary and Cremation Service LLC offers a wide variety of personalized services, online memorials, tribute videos, and assistance with ordering flowers, as well as military funeral honors. “We honor our veterans and offer veteran discounts to suit thee families’ wishes and requirements. From the funeral or memorial service to the burial or cremation, we are here to help,” said Alfred (AJ).
People’s Choice Mortuary and Cremation Service LLC (family-owned and -operated) is located at 1307 E. Normandy Blvd. in Deltona. To learn more about them or to schedule an appointment, visit peopleschoicemortuary.com or call 386-259-4330.