ETERNALLY YOU is exactly that
– a unique business started by Zellna Shaw featuring personalized and
customized funeral accessories designed to be purchased before the need
and used as an attractive wall hanging. The packages include personalized
panels for the casket lid, pillow covers, casket drapes, palls for closed
casket services, personalized cards, special music on CDs, and other
accessories. Shaw specializes in Scottish heritage items, but has
expanded to include occupational and other interests. It is possible to
include family pictures and other images on the specialty panels – even
the family pet.
“Thinking about one’s own
funeral is not at the top of ‘your favorite things to do’ list, however
advance planning is probably the most caring and compassionate thing you
can do for your loved ones,” Shaw stated. “It’s not unusual to purchase a
cemetery lot, a monument or even a casket in advance, so why not take it
one step further and have this celebration of your life become a personal
tribute to your individuality and heritage?”
Also included in the
package is a Personal Directive that should be completed by everyone. It
contains biographical information, financial information and any specific
wishes for your funeral. Why not write your own obituary? You can
have the final word!
Shaw, who is (or was)
retired, along with Charles, her husband of 49 years, lives in Lakeland,
GA. They enjoy having their family of three daughters and three grandsons
living nearby in adjoining communities, and they all agree that Zellna’s
mother, Zella Mae Thigpen, who is 98 years young, is still the matriarch
of the family. They are involved in their church and community activities
and are members of the Scottish community.
Zellna describes her new
venture that is a result of a dream she had four years ago, as “an
innovative approach that speaks of legacies and heritage, of dreams and
successes, and of treasures of the heart.” She selected the butterfly as
the company logo signifying “new life” and says you can not only enjoy it
now in this life, but you can take it with you – ETERNALLY YOU!
Zellna for more information.