The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Marvin C Zanders Funeral Home. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

“Helen R. Zanders, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, for your services for my father Johnnie Lee Bryant, Jr. On behalf of my entire family, thank you for the superb manner in which you handled my dad's memorial service. Your kind and thoughtful demeanor surely demonstrates a professional funeral home.”

Litizia Bryant Williams October 21, 2020

“I would like to thank The Zanders Funeral Home and Ms. Helen Zanders for providing top notch service to our family. Everything was done with great professionalism; from the care and concern for our family during the initial meetings to discuss plans to the attention to detail for all parts of the service and pick up of the family. Their staff, especially Lorenzo Hagins, were outstanding! Lorenzo’s ability to listen intently and then offer suggestions that directly produce the needs of the family was exceptional. The limos that picked our family up in looked like they belonged to members of the highest political office. Because we are human, there is always a chance of error and that error was with the funeral escort third party service that was hired and did not provide what was expected. Well, Helen personally tracked me down at the appropriate time to offer a satisfactory solution to the mix up. Zanders provided a service fit for the legacy my Grandfather left during his 95 years of life. Will & Cheryl Hagins and the Hagins Family”

Will and Cheryl Hagins and the Hagins Family May 21, 2020

“Dear Helen, I just wanted to send you a note to say thanks for all you did to make my Mother's Homegoing so special during these challenging times. You are incredible in your business and ministry. God bless and keep you always, Barbara Jenkins”

Barbara Jenkins May 21, 2020

““Thank you, to the entire team at Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home. My family is forever thankful and grateful at the way you cared for our mother and our family during this difficult time in our lives. There are not enough words to express our sincere gratitude. Thank you from the Harris Family” Angela Harris and The Harris Family”

Angela Harris and The Harris Family May 21, 2020

“The Zanders Funeral Home "Blessed are the people who take time to understand, to lend a helping hand." For the wonderful things you've done, may you be richly blessed today, tomorrow and always. We appreciate everything you have done, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support during this difficult time. Paula Pinellas-King and Family”

Paula Pinellas-King and Family May 21, 2020

“It takes a special kind of person to care enough to take the time for others, to do whatever it takes to help somebody out. Helen, For everything you have done... for everything you have given... THANK YOU. Love, Bettye Graham”

Bettye Graham May 21, 2020

“Thank you ...more than I can say. We thank you for the care of Mom when she arrived to your hands. May the Lord bless you. Th Family of Willie Ian Neil-Smith”

Willie Ian Neil-Smith May 21, 2020

“With many thanks to you for your kindness. Through our difficult time, your Father the late Marvin Zanders & staff have been so great! We love you all. May God forever continue to bless such awesome people!”

The Smith, Wesley, Bascom & Maxwell Family May 04, 2014

“Even though you didn't have to do it. You did it anyway. And it was appreciated. Thank you to you and your staff. You did a great job. Thank you again. God bless you all.”

Willie Ruth McGee Jackson & Family May 02, 2014

“May God continue to bless and many blessings to you all. There are no words to say what a beautiful home going you did in preparing my mom. A fantastic job well done. I want to send this card to let all of you know how much I appreciate all that was done. I continue to keep you in prayer and any time I talk to people I let them know - you want a beautiful service done in the loss of a love one - "GO TO ZANDERS". Service so special to the smallest details. Continue to keep our family in prayer and again thank you - Helen Zanders & Staff.”

The Family of Christine Whitted May 02, 2014

“Ms. Zanders, Please thank your staff for the exceptional service and attention to details!! This is why my family continues to come back to you! Please pass this along to your staff/attendants - Their professionalism exceeded our expectations!”

The Family of James Cambridge May 02, 2014

“Helen, Thank you and your staff for the professional service provided during my mothers homegoing service. Words cannot express my sincere gratitude.”

Lawrence Ball & Family January 16, 2014

“Dear Ms. Zanders: Thanks very much for your professional management of all aspects of the funeral for our beloved mother, Christine McClendon Jones on Saturday, October 12, 2013. Thanks for your care and patience in addressing any last minute changes requested by my family members. Your staff handling the funeral service was very helpful. Their leadership and assistance made the service go very smoothly. I will be please to recommend your business to others who may need your services.”

The Christine McClendon Jones Family October 28, 2013

“May God continue to bless your hands and your ministry. All of you are a gift from God. Sister Helen, thank you for thinking of me and the love and support you have shown my family in the time we needed it the most. Blessings follow you!”

The Moore Family September 26, 2013

“Dear Helen, Just a note to say thank you for your sensitivity, coupled with your compassion and sympathy, made a sad day easier to bear at Boswell Annon's passing and funeral. The service we received from your staff was excellent, everyone was professional and helpful. You did a superb job with the preparation of the body. We were simply pleased with your services overall.”

The Family of Boswell Annon August 12, 2013

“Ms. Zanders, Your Kindness is greatly appreciated. Thank you very, very much for what you did for my friend “Linda” and her family. Words cannot express how I feel. However, thank you anyway. May God richly bless you!”

Billie Ray April 03, 2013

“You are a really special person…. Your love of life and of People shines through in so many inspiring ways and if anyone ever deserved the best in life, it would be you. Thanks for everything Love, Ms. Ruby S. Fields”

The Fields Family

“Ms. Helen, Some people just go the EXTRA mile. Thanks for being one of them. To you and your team at Zanders who took such excellent care of out Dad, Emery Barrett. Thanks and appreciation, Barrett Family”

Barrett Family May 21, 2020

“Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc. Thank you for excellent service. Everything was beautiful and my mother-in law Earthly Temple looked radiant. It was indeed a pleasure to have worked with you. Thank you, Ms. Helen R. Zanders for a professional service. May you and your entire team be blessed in Jesus name, Amen! Mrs. Victoria Vickers, Mr. Jerry Vickers, Gwendale Vickers and Mr. John Vickers and the entire Vickers' Family”

Victoria Vickers, Jerry Vickers, Gwendale Vickers and John Vickers May 21, 2020

“"Blessed are the people who take time to understand, to lend a helping hand." For the wonderful things you've done, may you be richly blessed today, tomorrow, and always. We appreciate everything you have done, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your support during this difficult time. Paula Pinellas-King and Family”

Paula Pinellas-King and Family May 21, 2020

““Helen R. Zanders and Staff, Some people just go the EXTRA mile. Thanks for being one of them. We appreciate all that you did for us in our time of bereavement of Mr. Wesley Lampkins. Sincerely, Jesse Lampkin and Willie Adkins and Family””

Jesse Lampkin and Willie Adkins and Family” May 21, 2020

“Ms. Zanders and Staff, A Great Big THANKS to All of You You are so very nice! I just wanted to thank you and your Staff for all your help and support during my time of Bereavement. May God continue to bless your business is my prayer. Mary Bell”

Mary Bell May 21, 2020

“With Special Thanks to ALL OF YOU "To know you is to know people who are kind, considerate and thoughtful. To know you is to be grateful for the special things you do." Thank you Marvin C. Zanders Funeral Home, Inc. Family For everything you've done... for being the special people that you are... thank you so very much. Words cannot express how grateful my family is for all your company's' hard work. From the initial time the Harrison Family had a conversation with employee's at Zanders Funeral Home, it was nothing but good customer service and sincerity. The Harrison Family thanks you and truly love you all. God Bless, Mother Harrison and Family”

Mother Harrison and Family May 21, 2020

“To say that Marvin C. Zanders Funeral home is the BEST, is an understatement. They offer more than funerals, they are community oriented, and all you have you to do is call and ask. Ms. Helen J. Zanders is certainly keeping up the legacy that her father started! I just want to say that we are a business that provide services to clients with special needs, and each year she loans us a limousine and driver for a Night to Shine (Which is a prom for people with special needs). Thank you so much for taking the time to provide this personal service to our clients.”

Carol A Johnson February 21, 2020

“To: The entire Zanders Staff. I'm so grateful for your thoughtfulness, your kindness, and your generous heart.”

Dot Monroe & Jefferson Family May 02, 2014

“I would be remorsed to not thank you and the staff of Zanders. The care that you all showed from start to finish for my mom and family was warm and top-notch! Each person that I came into contact with at Zanders was kind and thoughtful. The service was wonderful and so very well put together. Omar, Monica and the entire Zanders staff are the best of what you all do.”

The Family of Fannie E. Mitchell May 01, 2014

“We, the family of our beloved Michael R. Cunningham, wish to express our sincere appreciation for all of your prayers, warm words of kindness and love during this difficult time. May the lord continue to bless you! We love you!”

The Rudolph's, Cunningham's, Kipp's, Strawter's and Dypon's Family May 02, 2014

“Dear Helen and Staff, Thank you for your professional and caring service. Everything was outstanding. We were very pleased and thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The family of the late Leonard Dan Chappell. God bless all of you.”

The Chappell Family January 17, 2014

“It's hard to find the words to express how much we appreciate the love and kindness that you showed us during our time of sorrow. We pray Gods blessings on you always and that he will continue to do his work in your life.”

The Marsh, Sullivan & Baker Family November 21, 2013

“To: Ms. Helen & Staff, Thank you all so much for everything. Our mother was very beautiful. Words can't express how grateful I am. I recommend anyone to use your funeral home. I just want to let you all know how much me & my family appreciated your services. Sincerely yours,”

Ms. McClendon & Family October 25, 2013

“Dear Helen Zanders and Entire Staff, Thank you so much for all your prayers and support during our time of bereavement.”

The McCloud Family August 23, 2013

“Dear Ms. Zanders & Staff, Thank you so much for working with our agency as we made the final life celebration arrangements for baby Aa'Niyah Woods. Your courtesy & compassion combined with professional staff helped us get through a very difficult time! May you be richly blessed for all you do for families in our hours of need! Blessings with Sincere Gratitude,”

Veraunda Jackson, Esquire August 12, 2013

“With Special Thanks to all of you “To know you is to know people who are kind, considerate, and thoughtful. To know you is to be grateful for the special things you do.” For everything you’ve done… for being the special people that you are… thank you so very much. We sincerely thank you all for the patience and professionalism you extended to us.”

The English Family

“Ms. Helen, I want to personally thank you for being such a loving and caring person. Although, God came earlier than any of us expected for my niece. You and Your staff assisted my family in sending Courtney to Heaven in style. I appreciate not only your professionalism, but your gratitude and patience with our family during this difficult time. Your dad left some BIG shoes to fill and you are wearing them very well. That is why you are “The People’s Choice.” Be Blessed! Shanqual “Keona” Marshall-Gunn”

Courtney's Family