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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. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Staff, Thank you for what your staff did arranging the services for our sister, Kathy Hook. She was such a blessing to us and so close. Thank you again. Carolyn Shay


March 05, 2019

I was overwhelmed with the professionalism of the staff and the services provided. My mother had pre-arranged her cremation but we asked for a private viewing prior to cremation. This was done WITHOUT ADDITIONAL CHARGE and my mother looked beautiful. I can NEVER thank you enough for your kindness and consideration. My husband and I plan to prearrange with your funeral home at a later date.


February 20, 2019

Frankie did a wonderful job for us. Thank you


January 31, 2019

Dear Frankie and friends at Jackson, Lytle & Lewis, We are so grateful for your service in managing the funeral and burial of Dr. Ralph Ankenman. It was a very important time for us and you made us feel secure and taken care of. After the funeral we recieved another round of cards and letters about how blessed people were by the funeral. Your care for us made possible our honoring of our dad. We thank you so much for being there and keeping the event together.

Terry Lucy

January 14, 2019

Frank, Thank you so much for allowing our family to use your facility for our dinner following my mother's viewing, memorial service and burial. It was a wonderful and quiet venue. We appreciate your generosity.

Snow Family

January 10, 2019

The services that you provided for Fred and all of his loved ones was outstanding. We all appreciate all yur respect and kindness. It was a very lovely service. Thank you so much!! The Family of Fred Funk

Family of Fred Funk

October 23, 2018

Frankie, Thank you for the card and all the help putting Tammy's arrangements together.

Tony Dobbels

September 06, 2018

Dear Frank, I want to take the opportunity to say thank you for meeting with me and sharing all the wonderful things you do for the community. I really appreciate your vision for all the programs and services you offer.

Alivia Huffine

September 06, 2018

Dear Mr. Lewis, Thank you for your generous contribution to the Springfield Museum of Art's 2018 Art Ball! Your sponsorship is what makes it all possible and we can't thank you enough. It is an honor to share the museum with you, we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Springfield Museum of Art Board & Staff

Springfield Museum of Art

September 04, 2018

We want to send a big thank you for taking care of the arrangements for Miriam Wolf. Frankie was so thoughtful while helping us with the plans. She was so considerate while guiding us through this tragic and sorrowful time. Thank you again Kaye & Karl Cox

Cox Family

August 27, 2018

Dear Frankie, Your passionate and caring person that you are touches our hearts. You have guided and supported our family during our grieving and moments of sorrow. You will always have a place in our heart and we will remember you forever. May God bless you and your family every day. Our Sincere Thank You!! Frankie

Family of Pete Asuelo

August 27, 2018

My dad was smiling and I am smiling!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for everything!!! Dear Jeff, Tracy and all others involved in my Dad's funeral (Paul M. Hoak) There are no words to express the gratitude I feel for all you did for my family and me for my Dad's funeral. You were all so kind and so gracious and I will never forget it. No matter how many times I made requests or came and bothered you, Tracy, you were always full of compassion and concern. I thank you Jeff for sharig a conversation with Dad and making him smile. You made this farewell that I dreaded something beautiful and so precious. With deep appreciation, Myra Hoak

Myra Hoak

August 07, 2018

Attended one the most unique and special funeral services I have ever seen today. Awesome group of people that work at Jackson Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center. Not many places would have said "No shirt, no shoes, no problem." "And alcohol is okay too." One I will never forget. Thank you to the staff. Great group of people. Loved the KISS and Poison shirts.

Greg Routzahn

August 06, 2018

Thank you so much for the care of my father, Billy Gevedon. He had a wonderful visitation and small service and we were so pleased. Sue & Benita

Billy Gevedon Family

August 01, 2018

We just had my Dad here and the service was exceptional Frankie added touches that made us feel like they knew my Dad I would say they are the best...

Angela Jones

July 12, 2018

Our funeral director was wonderful -kind, patient and had a good sense of humor. Thank you for all you did.

Eleyet Family

July 06, 2018

We had decided on Jackson, Lytle & Lewis for my father's services and I am very happy we did. From first contact on the 23rd with the funeral directorto the day of the service on the 29th it was a very pleasant relationship. The family of Roy Willmeth would like to extend our gratitudeto those involved and a very special thanks to Rebbecca; she made my mom feel so at ease and it made it so much easier. In mom's words "she was a very nice young lady". We would like to extend our thanks to "Pinky" Pendelton, an old time family friend and Matt Vanscoy, a dear friend that I enlisted in the service with in 1977. The actions and service of all involved was very professional and comforting. Please pass our deepest thanks onto the entire staff. Doug Willmeth on behalf of the Willmeth Family.


June 04, 2018

Words can't express how much we appreciate all that you did for our family during this difficult time. Thank you for the flowers as well. Truly it was the most beautiful funeral. That is not a family only thought, but so many that attended. One even commented "Hollywood couldn't have done it better." Everyone was so professional and kind. Thank you and God bless

Anne Beard & Family

May 31, 2018

To Frankie & Rebbecca We just want to thank you and the whole team for the excellent services you provided. The video, the setting, everything went flawlessly. It just seemd to be a perfect service to remember Jeff.


May 09, 2018

Frankie, Nathan & I would like to express in every way how thankful and greateful we are for you. Thank you for being so amazing at your job. You literally put every single thing we asked into motion. I'm amazed at your abilities to orchestrate things for us. No words will ever be right to say thank you Frankie. We just are grateful to you.


February 28, 2018

Frankie, Shannon & Staff, We want to take this opportunity to thank you for caring & personal services you provided for our family.


February 27, 2018

Good morning :) Thank God for His grace and mercy.. no really. With His Grace, love, provision and care Mom was laid to rest Beautifully. Thank God Almighty who's Spirit hovered over us to lead and guide. He made His presence known. Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Life Celebration Center did an AMAZING job!! Ms. Frankie Bennett and team was everything! They served us with kindness, a smile and concern. I highly recommend and appreciate their service

Keli GLove Ragland

February 26, 2018

I would just like to thank you for being so nice to our family. Everybody was wonderful. Allowing Doug Reed to be there for family and the other man was just so kind. So helpful with arrangements and never pushed us at all. I just can't say enough thank you's. In Christian love Thank you

Nancy Grimm

January 24, 2018

This is 2nd person, but close enough. Frank took care of my niece back in 2010. Her death was due to an unfortunate accident so was completely unexpected. To this day, Frank's kindness, compassion, and professionalism are still spoken of quite highly by my brother and his family. Frank Lewis would be a fantastic person to have taking care of your needs when they arise. He is worthy of your trust.

C. Allen Coons

January 09, 2018

On behalf of Altrusa International Club of Springfield, we would like to congratulate you and your organization for participating in our Twentieth Annual "Literacy Sting". This year's event continues our tradition of corporate rivalry for S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. Becasue of your genrous donation, the proceeds from the "Literacy Sting" will help maintain our yearly goal to continue sponsorship of numerous literacy, service and patriotic projects within the Clark County community.

Linda Culler

January 03, 2018

I just want to say how much I appreciate your constant and long standing work to meet the needs of Springfield residents!!! It's a blessing to those you serve and it bless me every time I read one of your emails. Thank you so very much for your service!! Leslie Vasquez

Leslie Vasquez

December 16, 2017

Frank, You have a great employee, Becca. She was very helpful and thoughtful. Sheryl


December 05, 2017

We were very pleased with this funeral home. All great staff and Franki was the best and took very good care of my beloved son Daniel. As a grieving mom as i am still to this day and i always will be knowing that my son was in great hands at this funeral home i will always be at peace of the care that we all as a family. Thank you all. And may my beloved son Daniel RIP. 11-7-81 - 1-20-17

Barbara Greer

July 20, 2017

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and kindnesss

Kay Koeninger

July 19, 2017

The Service was excellent. The entire flow was very nice and uplifting. The atmosphere was wonderful.

Hajja Rene Moor-Ali

March 07, 2017

Frankie, No words can express how we appreciated your time and extra care during my son Shawn's services. You went above and beyond what was expected and we will be forever grateful! We will highly recommend you and Jackson, Lytle & Lewis Funeral Home. The time and detail you put into the pictures and obituary meant so much to us. We will never forget all the care you took. Thank you & God Bless

Updyke Family

February 07, 2017

Rebbecca, I just wanted to reach out and thank you and your team for yesterday. It was an amazing day at the saddest time in my life. Your efforts will never be forgotten. Everything from the venue, the pictures, to the video were amazing. You made us feel very comforted with your kindness. I will recommend your location to all moving forward. Please enjoy the holidays. Thanks again, Greg Bodey

Greg Bodey

December 28, 2016

I want to thank Frankie Bennett for meeting with my family to plan my mother's services. She put us all at ease and made a very stressful and emotional time very calm and stress free. I cannot express how much it meant to us to leave, knowing my mother's wishes were taken care of. Also a special thank you to Pastor Moehn. Our pastor was out of state and Pastor Moehn was very personable and everyone loved his words and stories we relayed to him about mom. Thank you so much for everything. The setting, the pictures, the flowers; all were beautiful. Sincerely, Pam & JoAnn

Family of Shirley Jean Reddy

September 27, 2016

The family of Kirsten Winans thank you so much for the guidance you gave us in our time of sorrow. The funeral was so beautiful and our Kirsten looked lovely. Thank you!!

Kirsten Winans Family

August 23, 2016

Dear Frank, Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the PRC as a faithful banquet sponsor. You are a wonderful provider of needed care and services to women in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Your gift extends grace and hope as needs are met with the love of Christ.

Brian Ray, Pregnancy Resource Center

August 02, 2016

Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your support for our annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration. You as always make a tremdous difference to the communities and citizens of Clark County. I appreciate the time and effort in offering at the celebration the Life Tribute DVDs and Life Tribute Book. What a wonderful way to document a loved one's life and to be able to share with family and friends.

Tracy Wickham, United Senior Services

August 02, 2016

Frankie, Thank you for helping my family through this very difficult time with the passing of my mom. You are such a sweat, gracious, not tomention beautiful young lady (myboys were all talking about you!) Hopefully I won't be seeing you at your job any time soon. Best Wishes

Rene Bridgett Burns & Family

August 02, 2016

Thanks a lot I had to take care of my dads service and I knew you would make it easier on me going through you.

Bill Miller

September 24, 2015

Dear Mr. Lewis, Thank you for yor professionalism, as well as your sincerity during this time of sorrow. Your organization truly made this a celebration of life for my mother.....The family appreciates and thanks you for everything you have done.

Victoria Burns

July 29, 2015

Frankie, Words cannot express how much we appreciate all you've done for us!!! Our mom's service was so beautiful because of you. Knowing you were caring for her helped us ease our pain. Thanks for guiding us in making a few difficult decisions in our time of grief. We've received so many compliments on how well everyone liked the little touches you made personal. We received so much more than we expected.

Hope, Jeff, Jean, Debbie and Mike

May 20, 2015

You went over the top to help Chuck and our family with Don's funeral arrangements and we were very awed with his care and how everything came together. Thank you!!!!

Anita, Chuck & JR

December 30, 2014

Frankie, Thank you and your staff for the great service we received for our mother's funeral. I would highly recommend you. We appreciated your low-key attention to detail and your support. Thank you for caring about all of us.

Boggs Family

November 21, 2013

Frankie and staff, Thank you so much for all that you did to make mom's funeral a beautiful celebration of her life. Every detail that you put into your work is appreciated. Your guidance to help dad make the difficult decisions before and after her passing helped the family immensely. The photo book with the flowers and cards made it so convenient for us to acknowledge our loved ones' gifts and expressions. You were friendly and professional. We will not forget your impact during our time of need.


November 13, 2013

Frankie: I would really like to thank you for taking the time to talk to me and working with my family on the pricing for my mother's funeral. We certainly did not expect the chain of events to happen the way they did on Saturday. Emma was amazing with my family and so patient. She has a wonderful gift in helping families through all the details that no one ever wants to talk about. We have thanked her, but please pass this on to her again. When friends of mine have lost their parents I thought I knew how they felt, now I know I had no clue!!! The pain of loosing my mom cannot be explained in words but Emma helped us through it so well. She was so good with my precious father. Thanks again to you and your staff.

Robert Semler

November 06, 2013

Thank you so much for being one of those wonderful people who gave us unconditional kindness.

Bill Wilson's Family

November 05, 2013

Thank you for making mother's memorial and celebration a lasting memory for our family. We appreciate your services very much. Rebbecca special thank you to you for putting up with our large (loud) family and for not rushing us and making such good suggestions with us.

Heidi Silver & Family

November 04, 2013

Words can not express how thankful we are. You could of said no, but out of the kindness of your hearts you two ladies came and did all you could to help on a job that was not yours to do. We could never thank you enough. We want to thank you for helping us out in our time of need. We are blessed to have a funeral home such as yours to step up and help when it was not your job to do so. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Lemley Family

October 24, 2013

You went over the top to help chuck and our family with Don's funeral arrangements and we were very awed with the care and how everything came together. Thank you

Anita, Chuck & JR

August 27, 2013

Dear Jim, Judy & Auggie, Thank you for your kindness, support and expertise, as you helped me and my family through the funeral for my mother. From the first phone call, to our meeting, to the support given us at the funeral home and the grave site, we were so very pleased with every detail. All of you have a wonderful ability to be there for every need, yet not to be in anyone's way. Many of our friends and families also remarked about your quiet helpfulness, the warmth of the funeral home and the efficiency of your staff. We sincerely appreciate all that you did for our family.

Miller Family

August 24, 2013

Dear Frank, Words can not express our gratitude to you for your kindness and generosity shown to our family. We so appreciate your support and guidance in dealing with our tragic loss. We could not have gotten thru it without your help. Again thank you for all you did for our family in a time of need. We will always be so grateful.

Bill & Maureen

August 23, 2013

Dear Frank, Thanks to you and everyone at Jackson, Lytle & Lewis for your support of the Summer Arts Festival. We could not do it without you. Mr. Auckerman gave a wonderful recognition to veterans during his stage speech - very moving. We so deeply appreciate all that you do.


August 22, 2013

Dear Rebbecca, I could not have been more pleased with the service provided by you for Cathy's funeral. Thank you so much.


August 21, 2013

Thank you for the excellent service you provided. Everything went smoothly and exceeded our expectations. Frankie met our needs when we made some last minute changes. Thanks again.

Metz Family

August 20, 2013

Frankie, Thank you so much for all the kindness you showed through a very difficult time for us. You will remain forever in our hearts. (Staff was awesome too)

Jim & Verda

August 14, 2013

Frankie & Becca, Thank you so much for all of your assistance with Dave's service. You helped us provide a fitting tribute to a wonderful man. Everything was just right. The weather even cooperated. All of this has been very difficult, but the professionalism and expertise of all of your staff made it just a bit easier. Thank you.


August 07, 2013

Becca & Frankie, We can't thank you enough for taking care of mom. She was beautiful and would have loved the service and both of you. Your talents are appreciated.

Wilson Family

August 06, 2013

Greg and I want to thank you for the excellent job you did for us for my Dad's funeral. We especially want to thank Rebecca for her professionalism and helping make a very difficult time much easier.

Greg & Diane

August 01, 2013

Everything was wonderful. I received many positive comments from family and friends on how well the services honored Dave


July 02, 2013

Completely satisfied with services. Actually they exceeded our expectations. We especially like the openness of the facilities and the lobby area with the fireplace. It has a very warm comforting feel.


April 11, 2013

Dear Frank, Thank you so much for your patience and understanding for our situation. My family and I were very pleased with all of the arrangements, the service preparation and burial. My husband would of been pleased with the military service as we were. We couldn't have found anyone more friendly, kind and helpful than you and your staff. Thank you again and I would gladly recommend you and your excellent service.

Jean Coon

Dear Frankie, Words can not express how grateful I am for everything you did for me and my family. During such a difficult time it is a great comfort to have so much support and gentle guidance. You are truly a kind spirit and certainly found your calling in life.

Charm Wolford

Frankie, I just wanted to let you know how much the remembrance service meant to me. It was very inspiring and I thought the angels are very beautiful. I will never forget mom's service and how tastefully everything was done.


Dear, Mr. Lewis, I want to thank you so much for all of your help and input about my husband's arrangements. It was truly appreciated. I thank the Lord for bringing you into our lives over this matter. I also want to thank you for the way his memorial service turned out. Just as we wanted it to. Buck would have been very pleased. Also tell Frankie how much I appreciated all her help. May God bless you double, Faye

Faye Lamb

I can only say that Rebbecca took good care of us. I'd say we were spoiled. Now that we are taking care of the paperwork, we are finding out how others can be difficult. Your guidebook has been very helpful.

Ann Diehl

Dear Frankie, I want to thank you again for all your help and advice with arranging the services for my aunt. It meant so much to me to be able to lean on you for that period of time.

Frances Moyer

I know why you happened to come into my life. I love you all very much my adopted family. You are all very special to me. God bless you all.


Frankie, Words can't express how much we appreciated all you've done for us!!! Our mom's service was so beautiful because of you. Knowing you were caring for her helped ease our pain. Thanks for guiding us in making a few difficult decisions in our time of grief. We've received so many compliments on how well everyone liked the little touches you made personal. We received so much more than we expected.

Wade family

Thank you so much for all that you did to make mom's funeral a beautiful celebration of her life. Every detail that you put into your work is appreciated. Your guidance to help dad make the difficult decisions before and after her passing helped the family out immensely. The photo book with the flowers and cards made it so convenient for us to acknowledge our loved one's gifts and expressions. You all were friendly and professional. We will not forget your impact during our time of need.

Whitacre Family

I would like to thank Rebbecca for being so pleasant and helpful. She is certainly an asset to your families.

E. McIntosh

I couldn't have been more pleased with how everything was handled with my Paw Paw. You guys did my grandmother's service as well and it also was wonderful. Thank you so much!!!! You are the best funeral home in Springfield!!

Tiffany Judy

Frankie & Becca, Thank you both for all of your assistance with Dave's funeral. You helped us to provide a fitting tribute to a wonderful man. Everything was just right. All of this has been very difficult, but the professionalism and expertise of all your staff made it just a bit easier.

Family of David Triplett

Frankie, There are no words to express how much your caring and thoughtfulness has meant. Walking us through all the preparations for his final day was so appreciated. But you will never know our relief when we stepped up to the viewing. He looked at rest and had a smile that reassured us he was at peace. That allowed us to celebrate his life with our family and friends. The funeral home's service and your personal touch helped us through a very difficult time. Thank you.

Family of George Redmond