Mary Lou Marple

Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service understands that the families we serve need continued support after the death of a loved one.

Our Community Care Director, Mary Lou Marple, offers grief support to the families we serve at no additional cost. She has invaluable experience in assisting those in need of grief and loss support in a variety of ways; community resources, personal loss experience, grief support groups, etc. Our bereavement support groups are also available to the community-at-large, at no charge, depending on space availability.

Current Support Group Offerings



*Suicide Survivor Grief Support Group: Have you lost a friend or loved one to suicide? This group meets the 4th Thursday of each month; 7-9pm at CJW Hospital - Chippenham Campus, parking deck side. The group meets in the Bosher Conference Room on the 1st floor behind the information desk. To register Contact Mary Lou at (804) 275-7828.


Annual Events

*Annual Holiday Remembrance: a Sunday afternoon get together before the holiday rush. An opportunity to gather family and friends to brace yourself for the holiday season without your special loved one. This annual event is part of our Aftercare program to let you know that our care extends beyond the funeral service of a loved one. Please read the information below and mark your calendar for this special day of remembrance.

If you are a client of Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service and lose a loved one between November 2015 and October 2016, you will receive an invitation (extended family members and friends are welcome) to our Annual Holiday Remembrance event. Please join Mary Lou Marple, our Community Care Coordinator, our funeral directors and staff on Sunday, (To be announced)  from 3 - 6 pm. In an atmosphere of candle light and winter magic we'll share hot hors d’oeuvres and other delights. We'll have a remembrance ornament for each family and a guest speaker who empathizes with your loss. His/her compassionate remarks will provide hope and reassurance. Let us help you make new memories this holiday season to add to those you treasure from the past.

*Mother’s Day:

In honor of Mother's Day, we will make a donation to the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens in memory of all the mothers that passed away this year.


*Father’s Day:

In honor of Father's Day, we will make a donation th the Habitat for Humanity in memory of all the fathers that passed away this year..


Join the Morrissett team to celebrate the mothers and fathers who have set us on the path of life to live, laugh, love, and learn how to be the person we were created to be.

For more information, contact Mary Lou Marple at 804-275-7828 or