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I can’t express enough gratitude towards James and his staff at Blackburn and Curry. They were very professional, kind and thoughtful during the loss of my mother. Their compassion towards my family was outstanding. Amazing experience Thanks again
Pam Raulerson

Pam Raulerson
November 14, 2023

Thank you James, Shannon and staff for the compassion shown to our family during the loss of our father Willie Griffis. From the day you came to make pre arrangements to the final resting place our feelings were always number one. Words cannot express the gratitude and respect I have for BlackburnCurry Funeral Home.

Patricia Griffis Heppner
April 28, 2023

I can't say enough good things about this place. From the first phone call until we picked my Mother up. They were amazing, kind, understanding and helpful. They went above and beyond for her service making sure evry little detail was handled. In this hard time Blackburn-Curry are the people you want in your corner.

Melena Brown
April 7, 2023

Thank you, James and Shannon, for your amazing service. Your time and attention to detail and care for our family is without comparison. There is nothing we could have done with you to make it any better. Thank you so much for honoring us.

Rhonda Witcher
April 1, 2023

They really did a good job on my son Douglas Morgan. I would highly recommend them. Thank you for everything you did for my child. God bless you all!

Suzanne Asbury
November 1, 2022

I simply can't say enough about Blackburn-Curry, mom was the second member of the family we've had to say goodbye to and Mr. James & Mrs. Shannon have made the unpleasantness of loss much lighter by offering kind words, amazing services, and giving us the option to pay the utmost respect for our loved ones at a rate that is simply can't be beat. Thank you Mr. James for your excellent service.

Jonathan Carlton
September 29, 2022

To Mr. James Curry, I find it hard to put into words the gratitude and appreciation for the kindness, compassion, helpfulness, insightfulness, and overall empathy given to me in one of the worst parts of my life. Mr. Curry and his wife went above and beyond in providing every option available to me, ultimately supporting my decision to transport my mother across stateliness to bring her home and continue to provide immense support emotional and documentary-wise regarding the circumstances for bringing my mother home to Ohio, which was and is horrible to deal with. If you are looking for a place to provide your loved one with the utmost respect and compassion that they deserve, PLEASE reach out to Mr. Curry and his staff for services. They should be the industry standard for how they do business and conduct themselves during difficult situations in your life.

Ginny Gain
September 13, 2022

Death is a part of life, but it's the part of life none of us want to think about. Well unfortunately even if we don't want to think about it, it still happens every day. When you're dealing with losing someone you love it's hard enough to even deal with your everyday life! But now on top of that, you have to try to put that person to rest. 😭 It shouldn't break you...It shouldn't be hard...it shouldn't be any more stressful than it already is, but sometimes it can be......NOT yesterday!!!! Yesterday was my mother-in-law's service and I couldn't have asked for better people to take care of her. Their facility is beautiful, how they dealt with our family was the best, they offered a number of services, but the best part was they made it sooooo easy on ALL of us, and for that, I will forever be grateful! Mr. James, Mrs. Shannon, and Mr. Allen you guys are the best! Thank you so much for handling Debbie Cannon with so much care and for all the help you gave us during this time! But most of all thank you for making a time that was so hard on all of us become a lot easier with all your help! Many blessings to all of you and your families🙏 #gonebutneverforgotten

Krystal Cannon
August 28, 2022

I just wanna say a HUGE Thank You to Mr. James and Mrs. Shannon at Blackburn-Curry Funeral & Cremation. Without them I would have been lost in the process of burying my Mimi. They brought me in talked to me and made me feel like family and not one time was I ever pressured about money or feeling like I was bothering them asking questions. I couldn’t have asked for better, thank y’all so much !! I love y’all thank you for always making me feel like family every time we talked or I came in 🥺🥹💕

Schylar Nix
May 10, 2022

Thank you to Mr. James and his wife and everyone here for being so amazing in helping me navigate through this hard time. Yall were truly a blessing in a time of need!

Heather McDonald
March 15, 2022

I would like to say I was very pleased with my mother's services. Everything was handled very professional and caring. James was very accommodating. He did her sermon for us and we were very pleased. In a time where you have lost a loved one you don't wanna have to worry about extra things and we didn't. Thank you again.

Missie Wilkerson
March 14, 2022

They have been great in the arrangements for my wife. The kindness and willingness to go above and beyond to see that everything was taken care of has been great. I highly recommend them and will use them again if needed.

David St. John Sr.
March 8, 2022

James and Shannon have taken care of several of our family members! They have went above and beyond each time. You can feel the love and compassion the moment you walk in their doors! We cannot say thank y’all enough for what you have done for us! And thank you for becoming part of our family! We love y’all!

Samantha Rhoden
January 10, 2022

My worst life event happened unprepared for my daddy! I was so lucky to have these wonderful people by my side to help guide me through all the hard decisions and still following all the Jewish customs that we were able to!!
They will forever be apart of my story in life and the most wonderful ones at that!!!
Thank you!!

Lisa Hilliard (Mackey)
December 31, 2021

After my brother passed away expectantly, James helped us navigate this process with care and compassion. He was informative and lead me through one of the toughest times of our lives. I am so thankful to him and his wife, thank you James & Shannon! You are a blessing!

Marie Pogue
November 6, 2021

My mom, Jane Hatcher, passed away one year ago today on September 27, 2020. It was unexpected and devastated our family. When asked who to call, only two names came to mind that I trusted to take care of my mom. Not only did Shannon and James take care of my mom with the upmost of respect. They have an awesome staff, and they all took care of us like family, with open arms. They went above and beyond anything I could have imagined. And I know my mom would have loved it. Even now a year later, if we need anything, they are there to help. I can't thank them enough for everything they have done for me and my family. These are the people you would want to take care of a loved one, and I will forever be grateful to them. I Love ya'll, and thank you.

Peggy Parrish
September 27, 2021

Even though it was a very emotional journey for me and my family, Everyone at Blackburn & Curry made it as easy and comfortable as possible. Thank you so much Shannon & James.

Rita Padgett
August 15, 2021

James is the Bomb. Very professional and caring, explained everything, and let my Great Niece talk as long as she needed!!
James, there's Love and Respect !!!

James R. Hart Sr.
August 6, 2021

James and Shannon went above and beyond for our family who worked with us from out of town. VERY SATISFIED.
Extremely happy with our services.

Donna Sandler
July 20, 2021

They treated us like family and were there for us in our time of need. They were very professional and welcoming. They took very good care of our loved one and communication was excellent.

Susan Brown
June 17, 2021

My brother passed away unexpectedly at the age of 29, and we were not prepared to say goodbye to an immediate family member so soon. James was patient with us as we stumbled along, seemingly in a fog, at times. He was honest, and we never felt like just another client. I will be forever grateful to James and his team for their compassion and guidance at such a difficult time. Highly recommend.

Ashley Ehlers
May 3, 2021

Undeniably the best possible experience a person can have during such a difficult time. Shannon and James are genuine, caring people who treated our entire family with kindness and respect. We will forever be grateful for their help honoring our loved one.

Jessalyn Jordan
April 24, 2021

James and Shannon are great. I lost my mother and stepfather within a year. I had to go through a process I had never done but Shannon and James help me through it. They are more like family than a funeral home when someone close to you dies. It's hard to keep your head clear but these two are great and I'm grateful for them! Thank you so very much!

Robert Phillips
March 31, 2021

I don't know where to begin but James and Shannon are absolutely awesome and accommodating to the family of Mrs. Jewell Combs this week, They are the most compassionate people we have ever met and invested time in taking care of our family going above and beyond with kindness and understanding. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. James and Patsy

James Combs and Patsy
March 17, 2021

Jamie and Shannon Curry's attention to finite details captured a lasting memory of my husband. It is often the simple things that allow the grieving peace and I know with all my heart he was treated with respect. Often times in business today one has learned not to expect the very best but, my experience with Blackburn Curry Funeral Home is they are invested in the welfare of those grieving the loss of a loved one through acts of kindness and compassion. Thank you always.

Sheila Suggs
January 28, 2021

Ideally, one would never need to use a funeral home, as we and our loved ones would neither grow old, nor ill, nor pass away. As life is not ideal, however, Blackburn Curry Funeral Home is unquestionably the best choice in Baker County. James and Shannon are truly caring individuals, demonstrating sincerity, empathy, and compassion in every aspect of the process. Unlike their competition, they were personable and friendly from the moment we met, treating us as if we had known them for years. We are so very appreciative for how well they took care of my dear mother. Thank you.

Frederick Key Smith
January 23, 2021

This is an amazing Funeral Home would recommend them to anyone in April of 2018 my brother passed away and left our family in such an awful place but We Called Mr. James and he went above and beyond to help us deal with the death and the arrangements of my brother this is not the first time our family has used Blackburn and Curry and it will definitely not be the last time


Dusti De Pasque
December 25, 2020

They not only care for a loved one but they care about the loved one's family. They call and check up on the family to make sure we are doing OK and if we need anything. Home town people who takes care of their home town's families. 💖💖

Karen Barton Davis
November 18, 2020

There are not enough words to express my gratitude to James and Shannon. I am very grateful for the dignity and sensitivity which they showed us and our daughter. Losing a child, even an adult child is unbelievably difficult. Their guidance and kindness will never be forgotten by me or my family.
Leisa Jarrett

Leisa Jarrett
October 4, 2020

There are not enough words to explain what a true blessing Shannon and James Curry at Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home were during the process of laying our loved one to rest. Our family was a true mess due to the sudden death of my son’s father. Shannon and James handled our loved one and the whole family with so much patience, care, and compassion. We are all so grateful and appreciative of them both. I personally know Shannon from working with her in the funeral business in Jacksonville FL and she has always shown such love and support to all of the families she helps. Her and James are truly a blessing from God and they most definitely found their calling in life. We couldn’t have asked for better people to help us in our time of loss and mourning. God bless you, Shannon and James, for taking such good care of Roger, for showing so much love and understanding to our son Curtis and for being there for the whole family. You have both been touched by the hand of God and his light shows in your every step and to every family you help.

Tracie Bautista
September 19, 2020

Unfortunately, my mother in law had recently passed. She did not have any prearrangements, nor did my husband and I know where to start. The moment we walked into Blackburn-Curry, Shannon and James made us feel welcomed. They both had a heartwarming smile and genuinely wanted to help. We told them what we wanted, and they handled every little detail with compassion and professionalism. It was an absolutely beautiful service. It’s not something you want to plan, but I would definitely recommend them for your family’s arrangements. Thank you both from myself and all of my family.

Sara Robbins
September 14, 2020

This family owned and operated company isn't just a business out for the almighty dollar. James and Shannon are in it for all the right reasons. This is a ministry to show God's love and peace at a time when there is heartache. You will feel like family the minute you meet and talk with them. They have such big hearts!! You will be treated with love and compassion. I love y'all ❤

Dara Rose
September 10, 2020

I can not thank James and Shannon Curry enough for all that they did when my Grandmother passed away. She had her funeral already planned with another funeral home. But I wanted to change the plans to them. They were very helpful in getting it switched over. Go and talk to them. They treat you like family.

Joshua Newmans
September 10, 2020

They're truly there to help you and my family definitely needed it. Thanks for helping us through this terrible time and treating us like family.

Rachel Rhoden
August 28, 2020

It's not Blackburn-Curry, it's James & Shannon. They handled my Dad's funeral and managed to somehow make a bad situation seem a little better. When you first enter, it doesn't "feel" like a funeral home, it just feels like home. And meeting James & Shannon feels like meeting long lost family members. They truly do care about the people God places in their life, long after services are rendered. They are compassionate, caring, good Godly people. I'm glad they are now a part of our family.

Reverend Johnny Wayne Robinson
August 13, 2020

I can not say enough about James and Shannon at Blackburn-Curry. The first call I made I knew I wanted them to handle my dad's arrangements. They definitely have a special gift to serve others. They were concerned with every single detail of the process. They never pushed any high price items. In fact, they encouraged us to only do what we could do without causing any type of hardship after the funeral was over. They truly acted like family and had our best interest at heart. They took every question or concern with such grace. The day of the funeral was the hardest day of my life and we were able to soak every moment in because James and Shannon handled everything. If I asked or mentioned anything that I forgotten they had already handled it and just smiled at me and said it was taken care of. They took every worry and concerned out of the experience and handled EVERY detail. We truly had so many things we could say about this family. We felt like we knew them a lifetime after a week. A complete blessing to work with and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone. James & Shannon, you were absolute angels to us.
Thank you, Phoebe

Phoebe Escobar
July 26, 2020

I can’t thank y’all enough for making the most dreadful time of my life, full of easy decisions. Thank you for taking care of one of the most special ladies in my life. I say this from my heart. Y’all took care of everything in a timely fashion that wasn’t always on normal time. Thank you for understanding how tuff this was for my brother and I. Thank you for fixing my tie. Blackburn and Curry, I will recommend to anyone. Thank you, Jason and Shane Oralls

June 30, 2020

Thank you to James and Shannon for taking care of my sister, Mavline Olin. Y'’all are the most caring people. You treated us like family and we thank you. We highly recommend them to take care of the loved ones and their families.

From the family of Mavline Olin..

Helen Davis
June 18, 2020

James and Shannon not only took exceptional care of my mother but they took care of us as well. They treated us like we were family. Constantly checking on us to make sure we had everything we needed and doing everything possible to make things as easy as possible for us. They are the most caring and compassionate people I’ve ever met. If you want to be treated like a human being and not just another dollar walking in the door then Blackburn-Curry is definitely the place you want to be. Mr. James and Mrs. Shannon thank you so much for making this difficult time so memorable for me and my family. ❤️

Felecia Hodges
June 2, 2020

Amazing staff. Very helpful and friendly. They make you feel like family.

Cherie Case Pendleton
March 26, 2020

James and Shannon are the most compassionate people. They showed us nothing but kindness and support. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this process so flawless and carrying it out to perfection. I couldn’t have asked for anything better, and to gain you as family during this time! I can’t thank you enough. ❤️

Brandi Rhoden Manning
March 2, 2020

Losing a child, even as an adult, is painful beyond understanding. The care and compassion shared by James and Shannon Curry through Blackburn Curry Funeral & Cremation will always be deeply appreciated. My family highly recommends their expertise & service.
In gratitude,
Devin Richards &
Lucien Paulk for Jessica Paulk

Devin Richards
November 3, 2019

On behalf of our mother, Marsha Keene, my sister, Jackie Perdue, and myself; we would like to thank James, Shannon, and the entire Blackburn Curry family for taking such good care of us during the loss of our dad, Donald Keene! You went above and beyond to ensure every detail was taken care of and guided us through this difficult process. We are so proud and thankful to now be called part of the Blackburn Curry family because that's exactly how you are treated, like family!

Shelly Crews
October 14, 2019

I can’t say enough good things about these WONDERFUL people. When I knew my sweet little niece was not going to pull through her battle with cancer that James and Shannon would have to be the ones to take care of her. It really eased my sister and brother in law to know that their precious daughter would be so loved until we could get her home. I feel extremely blessed to have had James and Shannon in such a heartbreaking time. We love you both so much for all you did for our sweet girl.

Samantha Kirby
October 4, 2019

Y'all did a wonderful job on my Momma. Thank you so very much for everything.

Tracey Anderson
July 22, 2019

They were such a blessing to my family during this difficult time. Every detail was handled with professionalism and in a caring manner.

Casey Key
July 5, 2019

The professional part of a funeral director is expected. James and Shannon combined professionalism and COMPASSION. Blackburn-Curry will always be 5 stars with me. Thank you for caring for Mary, Sarah, and Ryan during their grief but also thank you for extending it to the family.

Patricia Heppner
July 3, 2019

James and Shannon have to be the most sweetest, genuine, most Compassionate and honest ppl I have met. They have went over and beyond for our family. All of our questions and concerns were important to them and they took the time to explain and answer them. The Funeral home itself was clean, spacious, welcoming, and sweetest place. They truly treat you like you are family. I highly recommend them.

Lori Carter
May 23, 2019

Thank you guys so much y’all are truly angels! Everything was beautiful and I couldn’t ask for more compassion than that of what you guys showed our family. Words just can’t express how thankful I am. ❤️

Holly Starling
May 18, 2019

First of all, thank you so much for taking great care of my mom, she was so beautiful. James and Shannon helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. They are amazing people, they made us feel like family, and their staff was the sweetest. Their place was clean and spacious and made you feel welcomed. We are so blessed to be able to call James and Shannon our friends. God bless you both for everything.

Penny Starling
May 17, 2019

I'm just now getting a chance to say something, but I wanted to give a special recommendation to Blackburn & Curry funeral home. James and Shannon are the elite best of the best. They, from the very 1st phone call, all the way through, and even now have gone above and beyond to make our family feel like their family. No one wants to deal with the harsh reality of a passing loved one, but when we do, it's great to know there are good people who understand, care and are there every step of the way to help you through and did it all for way, way less than the even closest competitor. I can't say enough great things about them except to say thank you for helping us through our tragedy. My brother would be happy and proud of everything you made happen.

Danny Carlton
April 20, 2019

Amazing individuals who genuinely care about their clients and families.

Kristen Hanks
April 18, 2019

Shannon and James are the most heartfelt and compassionate people I’ve ever met. In the most difficult time, you can rest assured that they the care they put into taking care of your loved one is the same they would do for their own. I would never trust anyone else. Thank you for all you’ve done for our family. 🖤

Toni Hanks
April 18, 2019

They are so thorough and compassionate that I highly recommend them in your time of need. So kind to our whole family. Shannon and James will take good care of you.

Vicki Hanks
April 16, 2019

The staff is very accommodating and friendly. They are attentive to the needs of the family and ensure a beautiful service. Highly recommend!

Charlene Harrison
April 15, 2019

My fathers funeral was BEAUTIFUL. James and Shannon from Blackburn-Curry funeral home in Macclenny went ABOVE and BEYOND to take care of my daddy. From the beginning they welcomed my family with open arms. Their facilities are CLEAN, SPACIOUS, and, make you feel right at home. Easily seated my friends and family of 130. It was my first time experiencing death from immediate family and every question we had they guided us through it. They gave him a proper funeral and I’m blessed to have James and Shannon in our lives! Google should have a platinum star rating system.. especially for businesses like this one who truly deserve it. God bless you both for your hard work and dedication to superior service.
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Lauren Carlton
April 12, 2019

I would highly recommend Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home to anyone who has recently lost a loved one! They were really compassionate and forth coming with every detail for my Brothers arrangements. Reasonably priced also. I had the utmost understanding that they would treat my brother with respect and dignity that he deserved!

Christina Tuell
March 17, 2019

I think Shannon and James are wonderful compassionate people.They done such a wonderful job with my mothers final moments.Thank you two so very much.May God bless you more and more each day.With all my love. Angel

Angel Miller
March 2, 2019

Shannon and James were born to be in this business. If it weren't for James, our family could never have made it through the worst day of our lives. They made sure everything was perfect and worked around the clock to get everything we needed in a short time. Our mother was handled with love and care and they made sure she looked beautiful and peaceful. 💛💛💛

Tammy Robbins
February 23, 2019

What an Amazing family and I highly recommend them. It's more then a buisness for this amazing company. Mrs. Shannon has been Amazing and honestly cried with my sister and I about our mother. She has went above and beyond for us with so much compassion and love. I've never met anyone like her and her husband. 💞 They are very affordable, cheapest in town and will even work with you. Again, I highly recommend this amazing company. 💖 5 stars

Katie Taylor Sullivan
December 4, 2018

I would HIGHLY recommend Blackburn-Curry to take care of my friends, family members, or someone I don't know. I was nervous when I went to Shannon to discuss plans for my mom. She is very kind and has such sweet spirit. She didn't even ask about our insurance policy or discuss prices. We just sat there and talked. She treated my mom like she was her family member. It was not what I expected. It was different from the not good experience of the previous place that did my dad's arrangements. The other place was cold and felt like a dealership. Also, I was so impressed by James when he came to the facility to pick her up. He had the highest respect for her in how he was gentle with taking her to the vehicle. Unlike the other place where they bumped my dad against the side of wall and the way they put him in vehicle to take him. Shannon even was helping save me money with different ideas. No pressure about using her facility for the service. I am just soo thankful for them. I know it was a long review, but I can't help it. Lastly, she remembered a small request I had. That meant more to me than anything. She is a very good listener.

Kelly Taylor Ferguson
December 4, 2018

James and Shannon are some of the kindest and most compassionate people I have ever met. They made the process of planning your loved one's funeral extremely easy. They truly treat you the way they want to be treated. Very humble and down to earth as well. They were constantly telling us not to hesitate to call them anytime if we had any questions or needed to change something. I strongly recommend Blackburn-Curry Funeral and Cremation if you are ever in need of a Funeral Service. Wonderful, Wonderful people!

Andrea S. Crawford
November 19, 2018

I have entrusted Jack Blackburn with the final arrangements for several family members.
This past week I called on him again for my husband Kenneth.
James and Shannon Curry along with Jack took care of every detail.
Every call, every question, every detail was handled with the utmost care, professionalism and concern.
Their compassion and attention to every detail has always been above and beyond my expectations.
It's not ever easy to get through the loss of someone you love. But having a family that works together and takes so much time to make something so difficult as effortless as possible and tries so hard to make the pain so much more bearable makes all the difference in the world.
Thank you for everything once again.
You are a blessing to us and our community.

Marilyn Crews Turk
October 29, 2018

They are the most compassionate,caring and humbled people I have ever met. These two became friends of mine forever,when they took on the task of final preparation for my brother and friend...
You can never be prepared for the death of a loved one, it's a hard pill to swallow..however, I can honestly say James and Shannon helped us in so many ways with the caring and compassionate care they gave to our family. Words can never be enough to portray what they did for our family when we needed them. They truly "TREAT YOU LIKE FAMILY", willing to work with you to do the very BEST they can...
Death will come to everyone. Give them a call, they will treat you with kid gloves.. They are wonderful people...I highly recommend them...

Delois Crews
October 10, 2018

Even though this was a hard time for our family, Blackburn and Curry Funeral Home made the process easy while showing such care and compassion. They really made you feel at ease, as if you were family!

Vickie Raulerson
September 27, 2018

They are very friendly and compassionate in a time when it matters the most. Great people, they treat you just like family!!!! Highly recommended!!!!

Chris and Maria Wheaton
September 10, 2018

I don't even know where to start, Shannon and James are the epitome of kindness, compassion, caring. From the moment the call was made and up to the closing of the grave, I just can't express our family's thank you and how blessed and thankful we are to have you be a part of our life, death is never easy, and it is most assuredly one of the hardest things we humans must face, but the smiles, hugs, and just knowing that you know what we are going thru made all the difference in the world. The World needs more of this type of compassion that Shannon and James gives to every person that enters thru their doors.
Thank you both again for everything, and may God continue to bless and keep you.

Jeanette Crews Best
September 6, 2018

Sometimes when we lose a loved one we need our family to help hold us together. The support we felt from James and Shannon Curry felt like FAMILY. When my dad passed after a long illness my mom was just wiped out, after being his caregiver for over 5 years. So making the arrangements came my way. I've been to a lot of funerals in my life and helped with making the arrangements several times but this was the first time it was all on me. I wasn't really sure what to do. My parents live in Jacksonville and I live in Macclenny with my wife and kids. So I googled Funeral Homes in Macclenny, I had been to a couple of funerals at some of the other ones in Macclenny but I was drawn to Blackburn-Curry. I emailed them a few questions and was contacted back within an hour with all the answers to my questions. I contacted the hospital and gave them the contact information to for Blackburn-Curry without ever speaking to them live. I made an appointment with Shannon for the next morning. I felt like I had know her for years. Everything went better than I could have ever expected !! Shannon answered all my questions in a very warm and professional manor that I found very rare with people in this business. I NEVER felt rushed or taken advantage of. My entire family was impressed with James, Shannon and their facility. We all felt at home. Looking back now I would say it was the grace of God that lead me there and I'm very grateful for that !!

Jimmy Plemmons
August 6, 2018

We were very blessed with the care of Blackburn Curry during my father in laws passing. They took care of every question, problem, concern, thoughts, wishes etc. Thank you very much for a great day.

Shelley Plemmons
July 22, 2018

Thank you so much for everything you did for our family of Mark Fuller.

Ron & Carol McDermott
June 2, 2018

James and Shannon Curry have been outstanding help to my family and friends through the hard loss of our father. They've helped and have been super thorough through the entire process. They are what funeral directors strive to be like. They didn't treat us like business, they treated us like family and I couldn't be happier with the amazing service and love they provided. Thank you so much James and Shannon!

Kaleb Mobley
May 8, 2018

I cannot even begin to adequately express my gratitude for the care and love that was shown to my family during the difficult loss of my grandmother. James and Shannon are more than compassionate and professional and went above and beyond to make us as comfortable as possible. They took the time needed to explain everything to us and were fair and reasonable. We will forever entrust our business to them! They have done a wonderful job of renovating their building. It is both beautiful and inviting. Thank you from the bottom of my heart .

Haley Cox
April 25, 2018

When we needed them, James and Shannon Curry were there for us in a way that I have never seen a funeral home operate before. When I originally called to discuss things with James he was considerably kind and concise with his information. He told me exactly what I could expect and he assured me that he would take care of everything and that they would care for my mother like she was their own family.
When we got to their facility the day after mom left us, to sign paperwork, I had to stop outside because I had so much anxiety about how this process was going to go. I have been in many funeral homes and the feeling when I have walked through the doors of those homes was an immediate onslaught to the senses, a pervading smell of lilies, dim lighting, an oppressive feeling of “otherness”, deep plush carpet that silences your feet and just a wave of feeling all the residual sadness that a building can hold. I knew I had to sign this legal paperwork so I straightened my shoulders and we went in. When we walked through the door we were stunned to see this beautiful lobby with deep plush chairs, couches, light wood furniture and bright sunlight was everywhere. It was like walking into someone’s beautiful home. And there was no smell of lilies which I think I was dreading the most. James and Shannon greeted us and offered us coffee and water before we began with the paperwork. They walked us through two other rooms to get to their meeting room which was just as beautiful and light and relaxing as the rest of the building.
They led us through the paperwork with efficiency, kindness and true understanding that this day was one of the worst of anyone’s life. There was no big sales push. No urging to have a ceremony to ensure closure for all involved. They completely respected my mother’s wishes to not have a service. They let us know that they would use whatever vessel that we wanted for my mom’s remains, but wanted to let me know that as an added service to the families who choose cremation, they include at no extra cost a beautiful cherry wood box to hold the remains if we were interested in it. When they showed it to us, we knew that mom would have absolutely loved this beautiful box. So we gratefully accepted their kind and generous offer.
I am nothing if not a realist. And I know that funeral homes are in the business to make money, otherwise they don’t stay in business. But on this day, their focus wasn’t on how much money they could make off of the service that they provided to us. And I felt like they treated us with the same dignity, kindness and respect as they would have if we had arranged a $20,000.00 funeral.
The day that I went to pick up mom’s remains was extremely difficult for me emotionally. Shannon wrapped me in a big hug and sat me down and asked how we were all doing. She sat and talked with me for some time until I was ready to take mom back home. Shannon carried mom’s beautiful box out to the car gently placed her on the seat and literally read my mind when she said “You might think this is a little silly, but I’m going to buckle her in.” I had been thinking of doing exactly that.
James and Shannon made an exquisitely painful point in my life an easy and smooth transition. I am so very grateful that Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home is the company that we used for mom. Thank you, James and Shannon, for more than I can even explain.

Amanda Lawson
March 25, 2018

James and Shannon were so kind and patient with us, taking time to explain everything to us. Having never been through the death of a close family member, it was a relief to know we could trust them with the care of my Mom. They explained all the options and costs to us in a way we could understand. What a Godsend they are to me and my family. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Joe Ballard
February 10, 2018

If there is ever a time where kindness and trust matter, it's in making final arrangements for a loved one. The staff at Blackburn-Curry are amazing, and definitely have a gift for ensuring their clients are treated better than family. I'm not sure what my family would have done without James's patience and knowledgeable guidance. He completely removed the weight of an unfortunate and stressful situation, and made sure we were always given individualized attention and customized our arrangements. On behalf of my family, we are forever grateful and will always consider it a pleasure to recommend Blackburn-Curry Funeral Home.

The Miller Family
December 6, 2017

James and Shannon are wonderful people. They helped me and my family when my son died and when my nephew died. They are very professional and caring during a difficult time. I had an excellent experience at Blackburn-Curry funeral home and will highly recommend them.

Bill Godwin
December 2, 2017

James and Shannon are who you want to handle your loved ones final needs and wishes. They are caring and there to assist you and your family in a very difficult, stressful, and grief stricken time.

Sharon Brown
October 7, 2017

Blackburn-Curry is a loving and caring funeral home who cares about the family during their crisis and times of need. They are the best funeral home I have ever worked with. Thank you for going above and beyond for our family.

Crystal Riner
August 12, 2017

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