When my mother passed away Preferred Cremation & Burial handled all of the arrangements. My experience with Mark Jenkins and his entire staff was nothing short of laudatory. When an individual is at their most vulnerable, it was reassuring to find kind, caring professionals who made my hour of need humane and tolerable. I cannot say enough positive things about Preferred Cremation & Burial, lest I short change their extraordinary service. I speak not only from my own experience as a surviving family member, but also as a member of the clergy. Mr. Jenkins has occasionally been the Funeral Director for memorials that I have conducted and my experience in that arena is totally congruent and consistent with my personal experience. The staff has managed the memorial services with grace, respect and dignity at every level. From youthful and sudden passing to decedents of prolonged illnesses, the funeral direction has always been superlative. Just as I personally utilized Preferred Cremation & Burial during my hour of need, I would not hesitate to unqualifiedly recommend Mark Jenkins and his staff for whatever memorial needs my parishioners might have. The Rev. Jon Connor, Ph.D., D.Min.
Posted: 2/23/2010 • Link to this review
My only child was suddenly taken from me and my first step getting through this terrible time was to go to Preferred Cremation. George Rowles handled the entire process of my son David's cremation and all the details that went along with this. He went above and beyond what I could have possibly imagined. He was caring and sensitive to my needs and wishes, and made it possible to get through the most difficult time of my life. I would highly recommend Preferred Cremation & Burial. Thank you so much. Nancy H.
Posted: 11/11/2009 • Last edited: 11/12/2009 • Link to this review
I would highly recommend this business. George was very flexible and accomodating. We wanted just a small home funeral with cremation. He arraged everything we needed it all went very smoothly. The business side of the transaction was transparent and straight forward. Olga
Posted: 12/14/2008 • Last edited: 5/06/2009 • Link to this review
Last Friday I attended a memorial presented by your company Preferred Cremation and Burial of 6163 University Avenue in San Diego. I was truly impressed by the way you made what should have been a very sad moment - the bereavement of a beloved woman who was a grandmother, a sister, a mother, an aunt and a friend - into a time of remembrance and adulation. Everyone at the service was emotionally affected by the remarkable life's video which was provided as part of the service from your wonderful company. The tears which flowed were more tears of joy than sadness. You and your staff presented yourselves very professionally and with a great deal of compassion. If I am ever asked to recommend a funeral home in time of someone's greatest need, I would definitely provide the name of Preferred Cremation and Burial. After the service, many of the bereaved family informed me your prices were not only more than reasonable, but your service was exemplary and full of thought. You and your staff should receive the highest commendations for your services.
Posted: 8/27/2008 • Link to this review
When Uncle Penny died, we were all shocked. I mean I knew everybody had to go sometime, but why now?! Mark made me feel at ease with my family's loss and even explained things to us that we had no clue about. We really appreciate your help. Thanks a lot! Milton Family
Posted: 8/24/2007 • Last edited: 1/02/2008 • Link to this review
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