News & Events

News: We are a Flag Disposal Site

Do you have a flag that’s seen better days?  There are right and wrong ways to dispose of them.  One correct (and free) way is to let us do it for you.  We have the honor of taking care of many Veterans here at Charlotte Memorial.  When a Veteran’s family chooses cremation, we ask the family if we can cremate a flag with that veteran.  Sometimes, actually several flags.  We are able to do this because our crematory is right here at the funeral home.  This means that once a loved one is taken into our care, they never leave our care.  So – bring us your flags.  They can be Old Glory, service branch flags, club flags – whatever.  If you are not able to get to us, give a call and we will send someone to you.  Just one more way we would like you to “Discover all the ways we can serve your family”.

Art in Public Places Reception

Oct. 2, 2019
5 PM

When is the last time you listened to music and looked at it all in the same night?

Join us Wednesday, October 2 at 5:00 PM and you will be doing just that.  Becky Van Pelt’s beautiful music themed paintings will be on display as Les Dacosta entertains us with his varied and delightful tunes.  Good food, good wine, great art and wonderful music.  Why would you be anywhere else? And it’s free!  Everything is happening at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory , 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road, Punta Gorda and is presented by Leigha Murray and the Art Council’s “Art in Public Places” Program.  Call 941-639-1171 for more information.

Memory Bear

Oct. 19, 2019
9:30 AM -1 PM

Twice a year a very interesting thing happens at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory.

Family members who have recently lost a loved one bring in items of clothing that belonged to their dearly departed. Our volunteers then help family members cut, sew and stuff the clothes turning them into a beautiful teddy bear that will be cherished as a comforting and heartfelt memory for years to come.

The Memory Bear Workshop happens twice a year. Families are asked to RSVP because the popular event is always full. There is no charge and Charlotte Memorial provides morning treats and a light lunch. Everyone is welcome but they must call and RSVP.

Our upcoming Memory Bear Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2019 starting at 9:30 AM at 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road in Punta Gorda. Your contact person is Rick Tuss. He can be reached at 941-639-1171.