About Abiding Love Memorial Urns
Creating Beautiful Memorial Urns
I have been a cabinet maker and a woodworker for over 25 years looking for something more meaningful than just building and installing kitchens. Building cabinets has been a great experience and I have met a lot of wonderful people over the years. The downside of this has been a lack of opportunity to create interesting new designs that really bring out the beauty in wood.
I began this business to set off on a new course where I could be more artistic and imaginative in my work. While this is my job, and I love it, my calling is as a pastor. It is to be there for people, in good times and bad, sharing the love that Christ has for them.
One thing I have witnessed in my life is the difficulty people go through when they lose a loved one. Besides all of the sorrow from the death, there are financial stresses piled on as well. Many of them are caused by the funeral expenses. When funds are limited many people turn to cremation as a substantially lower cost option than a standard burial. I started designing and building cremation urns in 2014 to give away to those in need, without financial resources to buy a nice urn for their loved one.
I have always designed them to be beautiful and worthy of holding the remains of someone that is so loved and missed by the people left behind. I am now selling several of my designs wholesale to funeral homes to better support this ministry and the volume that is needed.
Everything I make is from solid hardwoods and handmade at my home affectionately know as Ghetto Abbey in St. Joseph, Missouri.
My shop is equipped with the most up to date technology and equipment to produce very high quality urns in larger numbers.
Most urns for sale today are imported and use lower quality materials as well as construction. I use domestic hardwoods such as walnut, cherry, oak, and maple.
My goal is to provide great value, excellent design and a reasonable price, as well as creating a place to put their loved one’s cremation ashes that they can be pleased with.
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