Comments from our families

Friday turned out beautiful for Lew's funeral services and we owe that to you.  You were so accomodating and helpful throughout the entire process.  Thank you for your kindness and help through out tough process.   I am forever greatful,  Sarah Honeycutt

From the Family of Lewis Honeycutt Family


On behalf of the Washington family I want to thank you and your staff for such great customer service, family assistance, and quality during our difficult time of loss. I did not know what to expect as this was the first time I was in a role such as this but you made it less uncomfortable for me taking a lot of burden from my shoulders. My father in law would have been so proud of how well he was honored. I especially want to thank your staff for the DVD creation. It was one less thing for me to do and turned out so beautiful. The memorial book was also nicely created along with the thank you cards. Everyone at the service commented on how nice your facility and the service was. I saw the memorial montage of the service on the website and was wondering if there was any way I could get a copy of that? It was so beautiful. Although I had my camera it never came out my purse. Although I hope it's not for years to come I am reassured knowing that when my mother in law passes away I will return to Jay Chapel for your quality family centered services.                                     

Tami & the family of George Washington


Robert Neal's family want to thank all of you for your excellent compassion, patience, helpfulness and service in planning and completing Bob Neal's funeral with us. You have been serving the Denney family in Madera faithfully since 1930.  We appreciate you and your caring staff.

The Denney Neal Family


Jay Chapel during a very difficult time for our family, handled our request of renting the chapel for our Mother's Memorial Service. Even though it was not a full funeral service, they handled it as if it were just as important. Professional, intimate, humbling, and attentive. The entire staff, expecially Les (who we worked with directly) was exceptional. But everyone there is! They answered and took care of any questions we may have had, posted and made changes to the obituary in the local newspaper(s), etc and we were also made to feel comfortable. Jay Chapel is the best place to have your loved ones taken to for the best care, compassion and professionism. They love people and they show it. Thank you Jay Chapel

The Leydig Family


"Thanks again for the help, guidance, and for making my mom's funeral so nice. I am certain it was exactly what she wanted. Coordinating schedules and resources can be challenging, and you are able to do it very successfully - without showing any difficulty. You are amazing!"

The family of Mary Hiber


"We wanted to send a note to thank you and the staff at Jay Chapel for handling the celebration of our uncle's life so smoothly. It certainly made things easier for us during this difficult time. All details, big and small, were excellently handled. It was as though you had read our minds for what we wanted. The background music was terrific and just what we would have ordered. Relatives have commented that the choice of music was very appropriate. Your attention to detail in the creation of the memorial folder was in itself a gift to Uncle Harold's memory. It depicted Uncle Harold and his landmark, Hal's Market. We had much fun searching for those photos and, in the process, learned a lot more about our uncle. The folder was so well done that many guests kept theirs, and several had expressed their compliments about the fine job you did. We were especially touched by the presence of the VFW Post members and their part in the ceremony. We have heard many compliments about the cosmetic job. Uncle Harold's skin tone was so natural; he appeared to be asleep. We appreciate your transporting the floral arrangements to the gravesidse at Woodlawn Cemetery. Again, the brief ceremony went very smoothly. Thank you for sending us the memory book with the obituary articles to the various newspapers. Finally, we commend you for your balance of sensitivity and professionalism. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you. On behalf of the Mar family, we thank you."

The family of Harold Gong Mar


"I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you so much for providing my Mom and our family with such excellent care and service. I thought everything was handled beautifully and I know my Mother would have been pleased as well with her tribute and your attention to detail. Thank you for your comfort and assistance at this time of our sorrow and loss. Mom will be greatly missed by all that loved her so much."

The family of Esther Cenci


"Your kindness to our family is greatly appreciated. From the minute we called, you stepped in as a friend and guided us. You truly have the gift of compassion and thank you can hardly express our gratitude. Thank you for your friendship and support."

The family of Tiny Milinovich


"To all the staff at Jay Chapel, Thank you all so much for the wonderful care you gave to our father and husband as well as the compassion to our family during this hard time. We are all impressed with your professionalism and dignity you gave to our family. The service was more than we could have asked for. Thank you again for all you have done."

Sincerely, The Van Hoogmoed Family


"Our family would like to thank you for making Bill’s funeral so comforting. We all think of you as the best. We are happy we chose Jay chapel, and will tell our friends of the best services you perform."

M.S. and Family of Firebaugh, CA


“I can't begin to tell all of you how much my mom ment to me. This is why there was no question as to who I wanted to take care of her after her passing. The compassion all of you showed me and my family will NEVER be forgotten. My mom was treated with dignity and respect and that is a debt I can never repay you. Everyone at the funeral said, "I can't beleive how nice this funeral was." We made it very clear that Jay Chapel was the one in charge of the arrangements. Please accept my sincere thanks for everything you guys did for me. You made mom’s funeral very personal. I was able to deal with her passing, knowing she was in such capeable hands. Thank You all again for everything.”

S.H. of Fresno, CA


“The family of Sal Perlongo would like to thank all of the staff of Jay Chapel for their absolute attention to every detail regarding my father's rosary, funeral and graveside service. It was very beautiful and befitting my father’s memory. This website enables my mother to have cherished memories of her late husband and since many of our family members are on the east coast and couldn't attend, allows them to experience our father’s memory as well. With great thanks and Gods blessing.”

The children of Salvatore Perlongo of Madera, CA


“To all the staff at Jay Chapel, Thank you for all that you did for Mr. Flores. It sure was a beautiful service. I'm glad all went smoothly for the family. I appriciate all your little touches that you did for my father in law. I'm glad he had his funeral all planned out, it was less painful for the family that way."

Eternally greatful, I & A Flores of Madera, CA


“We want to thank the staff for all of your kindness and the heart felt care you showed us during the time that was spent with us. We appreciate your professionalism! The memory album is beautiful, especially the church pictures. You made the difficulty of the loss of our mom a little easier.”

L.C. of Fresno, CA


"I want to tell you when my father Anthony Cunha passed away and you did the service you did a great job. You worked with us and made the whole funeral go so smooth. Thank you for all of your hard work and effort. He passed away October, 2000 and we are still thankful for everything you did. God Bless!"

Sharon Toste & The Cunha Family of Fresno, CA


"Thank you to all of you who have made this page possible. My name is Julie Francher and my grandfather recently died and you handled his services. I live in Tennessee and was not able to see my grandpa for the last time. This web page with his obituary, picture and the wonderful candles to write out thoughts gave me a way to say 'I love my grandpa'. Thank you for this. It is a wonderful thing that brought happiness to an otherwise sad day. God bless each and everyone of you at Jay Chapel."

May God Bless You and Yours, Julie Francher of Dyersburg, TN


"Thank you to the wonderful staff at your chapel especially Mark. It was a sad time for us all. The kindness you gave to us was wonderful. I am one of Durred Merck's daughters and I just want to say the web page is great. We were able to get sentiments from our family members that were not abe to be there. I thank you all. Jay Chapel has always been our family funeral directors and each one was handled with care and concern."

Thank you again, Judy Merck of Madera, CA


"Again, many thanks for making a difficult time easier. I especially appreciate your taking my call at home and the time you took to help my Dad. The whole family was pleased with the service of celebration of Mom's life and appreciated your special kindness."

T.U. of Firebaugh, CA


"Thank you for your care and support. I have been asked "WHY MADERA?" I answer "Because Mother deserved the best."

With warmest regards, B. W. of Fresno, CA