The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Rader Funeral Homes (Longview – Henderson). We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

My mother and brother died within hours of each other almost 1 year ago. Today I needed to take care of a surprise paperwork issue concerning my mother and actually went to the Rader web site as it was the quickest way to confirm the death date. It should not have, but the experience made me very emotional. I reread their obituaries that are still available. I need to tell you that having those available is an immeasurable service to families. Thank you for that. What it brought to mind though, was James' kind, considerate, humorous sometimes, demeanor when he helped me and my daughter plan two services. I can't imagine I've ever met a person so wholly suited to their position. He definitely stands out for us as the face of Rader. Again, I just want to express my thanks to you for making what was a very trying situation a bit more bearable. Marsha

Marsha February 17, 2022
5 stars

Charles, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your care, thoughtfulness, advice and support in planning Mama Helen's service. Your knowledge and care is something our family deeply appreciates. I am so thankful that she sat with you to share her wishes as well so that we could ensuree that the day was just as we wished - and it was! Sarah N.

Helen Ferrell April 22, 2021
5 stars

"I want to thank you all for all of your hard work for my father's funeral. I think ya'll did a wonderful job and everything was beautiful. You and your staff have handled all of our problems with grace and dignity and I really appreciate all you have done. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."

M. L
5 stars

"Thank you for all the nice service and the kindness you gave to us during this time of grief. You helped make it easier for us to make decisions when it was so hard to even think. Thanks again."

5 stars

I'd like to thank Charles Rader for his assistance in planning my mother’s (Joan Rogerson Bane) funeral. He and his staff were very professional during the entire process. Charles was very patient while I had to make some difficult decisions that understandably I had little experience in making. Also, after the funeral he continued to offer help and direction. He did an excellent job of making a painful event less stressful and overwhelming. Thanks again, David Bane

David Bane July 14, 2021
5 stars

I wanted to let you know how much our family appreciated everything. From the beginning of the process to the end, we were treated with dignity and love. Each person has personal care and concern for us and I really noticed how awesome everyone is. Our son's death was such a surprise and came at such a terrible time, but we were made to feel at ease by everyone. We truly love you all and feel blessed to have been touched with hands guided by Jesus!!!

L.B. January 15, 2015
5 stars

"I just wanted to drop a note and express my sincere appreciation for all of your professionalism and sincere care during the services mo my grandmother. You were both very present but absent at the same time. I don't think a better job could have been done. Thank you again and I know many more families will benefit from your outstanding level of service."

B. M.
5 stars

"To the fine folks at Rader Funeral Home. Thanks for you attention and care with my father. My family deeply appreciates the help you provided."

5 stars