June 28, 2022
Leslie Holley, MA, LCPC, NCC, and a certified counselor and collaborator with Evan W. Smith's grief support program — A Healing Place —, shares a healing moment on the topic of "Depression in African American Men." 

June 30, 2021
Here are 5 tips to help you create the perfect musical accompaniment for your loved one's funeral service or celebration of life.
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May 12, 2021
Leslie Holley, MA, LCPC, NCC, and a certified counselor with Healing-Circle, LLC, shared her wisdom with participants - both veterans and civilians - interested in managing trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If you missed the live webinar, we have made the recording available here.

May 10, 2021
For most people, funeral planning is an unfamiliar process. It can also be complex and confusing, so it’s important to choose a trusted funeral provider that offers the services and pricing that are appropriate for your family’s needs. To assist in this process, we’ve prepared the following list of common funeral planning mistakes and how you can avoid them.
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February 16, 2021
Leslie Holley, MA, LCPC, NCC, and a certified counselor with Healing-Circle, LLC, shared her wisdom with participants interested in healing communities amid the pandemic. During her presentation, "Managing Change & Grief with African American Families," Ms. Holley covered the stages and symptoms of grief and COVID fatigue; cultural considerations for our black and brown communities; tools for managing grief and COVID fatigue; and provided several resources. She ended the session with a Q&A.

January 28, 2020
You're invited to join us on February 16th, 2021 at 6:30 pm. In celebration of Black History Month, Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is hosting a free webinar to help our community better manage change and grief. Our team at Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is here to help you in your most challenging, emotional times of need. We also recognize that professional counseling can be an important addition. That is why we have invited Leslie Holley, MA, LCPC, NCC, and certified counselor with Healing Circle, to lead us in an online presentation focused on managing change and grief. — something we can all relate to, especially on the heals of 2020. We hope you can join us from the comfort and safety of your own home.
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December 16, 2020
CBS This Morning, hosted by Gayle King, celebrates those on the frontlines of the Coronavirus with its segment, "My Frontline Hero", which includes submissions provided by nominating friends and family members. Evan W. Smith, founder, and owner of Evan W. Smith Funeral Services was included in the segment.

To watch the full segment click here. Evan is featured at the 1:40 mark.

December 7, 2020
Occasions like Christmas, Mother's Day & Father's Day are solemn reminders of the depth of loss. On the anniversary of their passing, take time to commemorate their lives. This article shares 10 heartfelt ways to celebrate your loved one.
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October 1, 2020
Most Americans plan for weddings, retirement, and other important life events. However, the majority of us don't plan for our funerals. Here are six of the best reasons to consider arranging your funeral in advance. Read the blog.

September 15, 2020
Memories, values, and lessons learned are among the things we acquire that are far more meaningful than money. Regardless of the size of your material estate, you can hand down these intangible assets in the form of a legacy letter. Also called ethical wills, legacy letters are not legal documents but they can be every bit as significant as a last will and testament. Here are five good reasons to get started on your legacy letter today. Read the blog.

August 11, 2020
Serving as a personal representative or executor of an estate is a significant responsibility. While it’s an honor, it can also be a difficult, time-consuming assignment. The process involves a lot of research, paperwork, and deadlines, and it can cause family disagreements, as well. Knowing what’s expected makes the task easier. Although state probate laws vary, we’ve outlined the typical responsibilities in our latest blog article. Read the blog.

July 7, 2020
In response to families’ need for timely information and accessible service during the COVID-19 health crisis and beyond, Delaware-based Evan W. Smith Funeral Services has unveiled a new website that is loaded with free resources. The family-owned company, which was founded in 2009 and serves clients from its Dover and Wilmington locations, has added several new capabilities to its long list of services. This video serves as a walk-through highlight reel of the newest features.

July 6, 2020
The obituary is a gentle reminder of life’s finite nature. Yet for those who have recently experienced the death of a beloved family member or friend, an obituary means so much more. It can help you remember the joy you shared during their lifetime. If you have recently lost someone you love, please accept our deepest condolences and visit our website to leave an obituary tribute or to send flowers. This video walks you through the easy process.

June 1, 2020
For those unable to attend in person, our live streaming capabilities enable family and friends to take part in memorial ceremonies from the comfort, safety, and/or convenience of their own home or office. This video serves as a "how-to" guide for those who wish to live stream a service held at one of our funeral homes.

May 22, 2020
Through a large glass window, grieving family and friends will have the opportunity to view their loved one who has passed, and pay their final respects. Available at our Wilmington location.

May 1, 2020
Along with our emotional and spiritual health, we also need to pay close attention to our physical health. Take some time now to develop better habits.

April 2020
While we all hope and pray that life returns to normal as soon as possible, your friends here at Evan W. Smith Funeral Services are prepared to be a resource to those in our beloved Dover & Wilmington communities.

April 2020
Rev. Dr. Erika D. Crawford, D. Min., Pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in Dover, DE. offers three tips for encouragement as we move through a difficult time with hope.CBC This Morning Frontline Hero

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