Lynn Grainger - Volunteer Grief Support Liason, WVU MSW Student, LFD
Lynn, a Morgantown native, completed his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, then went on to become a Licensed Funeral Director in West Virginia. Lynn joined our team as a Volunteer Grief Support Liason in early November 2018. He is currently working to complete his Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University.
Lynn’s role with Smith Funeral and Cremation Care is to provide after care services to not only families that we have cared for, but others in the community that need support in their time of grief. He works closely with the West Virginia Family Grief Center, along with other bereavement groups in the Morgantown Area. In doing so, Lynn can provide supportive resources to those that we care for. As a Licensed Funeral Director, he’s able to provide knowledge and counseling to families who are experiencing the paperwork that arises with the death of a loved one such as questions about death certificates, social security death benefits, and insurance policies.
Every Friday Morning, Lynn will hold office hours at Smith Funeral and Cremation Care from 9am- Noon. ALL members of the community that are struggling with the loss of a loved one are welcome to stop in to discuss what they might be going through. If Friday mornings are not convenient, please call us to make an appointment to meet on a different day. We would like everyone in the community to feel welcome regardless of who has provided their family with funeral arrangements.
We believe that our care does not end with the conclusion of the funeral, it begins. Therefore, in the coming weeks, we will be unveiling a new service that will be offered to not only the families that we care for, but all in our community that are experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one. These services will be centered around bereavement and after care groups, which Lynn will be conducting at the funeral home, as well as informative seminars such as cooking classes, basic household chores, bookkeeping and checkbook balancing, as well as financial planning and estate planning held by various members in the community who can help with life changes after the loss of a loved one.