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Testimonials

Testimonials

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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My brother Michael Wayne Sommerville made his transition on Saturday 8/1/2020. At 8:25pm I received a text from Mr. Lafayette Gatling “ Your brother is with us now. We will take care of him.” Already stressed from my brother’s passing, I felt a huge sigh of relief that he was not alone, since I could not be there with him. Subsequently, Mr. Lafayette and Ms. Dina kept in daily contact with me. During arrangements they recommended services at Abounding In Christ Love Ministries, Dolton, Illinois, which was a perfect location for me as well as family. In addition, I was referred to Ms. Davis, Distinctive Printing, where I ordered Panel Cards at a very affordable cost. Ms. Davis was very patient with me because I kept changing verbage, taking away and/or adding on. But we got through it. In addition, I was upset because someone at the nursing home had cut Michael’s hair, moustache and beard. Mr. Lafayette assured me he would take care of it, and he did. He restored the moustache and beard like it had never been cut. I and my family were very pleased that Mr. Lafayette restored Michael’s dignity. During the service Mr. Lafayette adhered to COVID rules re wearing masks and social distancing. My family and I were well pleased and will definitely refer Gatling and Sons Funeral Services to others. Mr. Lafayette and Ms. Dina are a powerhouse of understanding the basic human need of compassion for bereaved families. I made multiple calls with questions and concerns and they both treated me with respect, extending great patient with me. On a scale of 1 - 10, I give Mr. Lafayette and Ms. Dina a 20. Thank you and GOD bless Gatling And Sons Funeral Services.

Peggy J. Griffin

August 15, 2020

Gatling and Sons Funeral Services has maintained an impeccable reputation with my family. Their attention to details is commendable. Lafayette Jr., Dina, Donovan and the entire staff were patient, professional, kind, compassionate and accommodating. Everyone expressed a genuine interest in helping my family and made every aspect of the funeral planning seamless. Our uncle looked like he was in a peaceful sleep. Even though I called many times to ask a question, I was always treated with patience and respect. We truly appreciate the level of expertise, professionalism, words of encouragement that was offered to ensure that our family would be happy and pleased. It was a pleasure to observe the Gatling Family and staff working diligently to ensure that every aspect of the services offered was of the highest standard. Everything was perfect! Flawless! My family is looking forward to joining the “Grief Support” on the Gatling and Sons Funeral Services Website. I’m confident the support will offer me and my family the comfort we will need in the coming days, months and years. If you’re looking for special attention, with that white glove care, please choose Gatling and Sons Funeral Services. They went beyond expectations for our family. Gatling and Sons made a difference during a very difficult time for my family!

Katherine Harris

May 27, 2020

Words don't do justice to the personal and professional services rendered. Gatling and Sons made a difficult time stress and worry free. The Gatlings were there from the first call until after the burial. Their support and compassion are like nothing you could imagine, they tailor the services to your desires not imposing "what should be done or their recommendations." The offering of a blanket and continued support afterwards is a very special touch. Thanks Lafayette, Dina and Donovan for all you did to ease our pain. May God continue to bless you abundantly.

Cassandra Wadlington

May 26, 2020

Never in million years did I think I would lose a loved one, much less my brother. It was sudden and completely not planned. Nonetheless, Gatling and Son’s was my first call, hands down with no hesitation. They came out the very same day, started the arrangements and got everything handled for my family within a week. The service was fast, but was put together with so much respect, dignity and love. They were there for every little and big issue that came up, even for issues that had nothing to do with them. They helped us out with so many things, from floral, to the printing of obituaries from beginning to end. They even went above and beyond with comforting my mother with a blanket of my brother and was able to acknowledge all her needs throughout her grievance no matter what those needs were. Gatling and Son’s Funeral Service works by their motto; Family First, which is how I felt. They made us feel like family. They allowed us the same respect and integrity as if we were one of their very own. All I want to say is thank you to the Gatlings, especially Dina and Dominic Gatling.

Richola Edwards

March 03, 2020

Great morning all. I will refer, everybody to Gatling and Sons. They are professional. They made my friend look naturally sleep. I am so excited about the newness of the name Gatling. It's a refresh to a young generation. The Gatling sons looked fabulous with their blue and gold.

Shanna Sigers

January 06, 2020

Gatling and Sons Funeral Services
Phone: (708) 679-1780
19900 Governors Drive Suite Lower Level 16 
Olympia Fields, IL 60461


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