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Issue 9 • Spring 2009
Crossings - Spring 2009
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Issue 9: Spring 2009

Sunnyside Cemetery: Intertwined with History

Help Keep our Soldiers Connected

Five Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Funeral Home

Old Enough to Love…Old Enough to Grieve

Give Yourself the Celebration You Deserve

Upcoming Events

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Anderson McQueen. Life. Love. Legacy. We are dedicated to the
art of helping and providing personal and professional services in a caring, sensitive manner.

Since our inception in
1952, we have been a
family-owned and
operated funeral home
serving our community.

Northeast St. Petersburg
2201 Dr. Martin Luther King
Street North
727-822-2059

Tyrone
7820 38th Avenue North
727-347-6636

Cremation Tribute Center
7820 38th Avenue North
727-347-6636

Sunnyside Cemetery
5300 19th Street North
727-822-7879

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Sunnyside Cemetery: Intertwined with History

A cemetery can be more than just a final resting place and focal point for memories - it can be a place of historical significance. Such is the case for Anderson-McQueen’s Sunnyside Cemetery, the third oldest cemetery in St. Petersburg, located across from NE High School on 19th Street and 54th Avenue North.

Like many other cemeteries, it began as a private family burial site for the original owner of the property, Nathaniel Ellis. Around the turn of the century, the property was sold to John O’Berry and in 1905 the Sunnyside Cemetery Association was formed. Unfortunately, over the years, the cemetery had fallen into a state of disrepair and in 1984 a group of local funeral directors purchased the cemetery with the hope of cultivating this pioneer graveyard into a functional cemetery once more. Although early attempts were marginally successful, it wasn’t until 1993 when the McQueen family purchased the cemetery that Sunnyside once again sprang to life. “As a pioneer family in St. Petersburg, we recognized the historical nature of this cemetery and we wanted to preserve and enhance it for generations to come,” stated John McQueen, cemetery president.

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Help Keep our Soldiers Connected

Losing contact with people who are dear to us is always stressful, even if the separation is temporary and there’s every expectation of seeing them again. This is the situation for more than 150,000 U.S. troops and their families, as these brave military men and women serve our nation overseas.

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Five Questions to Ask Before
Choosing a Funeral Home

How can you ensure that your loved one will be cared for appropriately upon their death and that you will be satisfied with all the arrangements? There are five questions we suggest you ask a funeral director.

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Old Enough to Love…Old Enough to Grieve

As Dr. Alan Wolfelt, noted author and grief psychologist states, “if a child is old enough to love, then they are old enough to grieve.” Many times the loss of a beloved pet is a child’s first experience with death. While it can be painful, it is also an opportunity for parents to teach children about how to deal with death in an emotionally healthy manner.Through their parents’ example, children can learn how to grieve while appreciating the life of a beautiful creature, and also how to be compassionate to others who have been touched by death.

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Give Yourself the Celebration You Deserve


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A funeral may seem like it’s about death, but author Susan Bailey reminds us, “It’s really a celebration of life.” She and Carmen Flowers wrote Grave Expectations: Planning the End Like There’s No Tomorrow to help others gain new perspective on a difficult issue. “The best funerals are the ones where there is a lot of laughter, joy, and reminiscing,” they affirm.

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Upcoming Events

May 5 Comfort Circle® - A six week bereavement support group – Palm Lake Christian Church
May 16

Pre-Memorial Day Picnic & Celebration – Our Tyrone Chapel 7820 38th Avenue North – Honoring all veterans and their families – Come for a day of food, fun, commemoration and celebration. No cost to participate and children are welcome.

May 19 World War II Memorial Seminar – Sunshine Senior Center 330 Fifth Street North, St. Petersburg – Come learn about the World War II Memorial and how to register yourself or a loved one on the national monument in Washington, D.C. Seminar is open to all veterans and their families
May 20

Caregivers Workshop – Exploring Complicated Mourning: Sudden Death, Suicide, Grief and Trauma – Presenter: Dr. Alan Wolfelt – St. Petersburg Yacht Club – Register Online at www.AndersonMcQueen.com

June 3 Facts About Cremation – Seminar & Tour – Cremation Tribute Center; 7820 38th Avenue North – 10 am – Seating Limited – Reservations Required – Call 727-822-2059

 

 

Anderson-McQueen Funeral and Cremation Centers
2201 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, Saint Petersburg, FL 33703
Phone: (727) 822-2059