About Sam Reyes-Godbee
Sam has worked in the funeral industry for over 7 years. She is currently a consultant and planner for California-based cremation service provider, Opal Cremation. As a multi-licensed professional, Sam leads with genuine care for the clients she serves and takes pride in her work while making a positive impact on the people she helps every day.
Sam is a licensed funeral director, embalmer, funeral arranger, and crematory operator. She was the youngest person in the Southeast to receive all 4 of these licenses.
Before Opal, Sam spent several years working for Seasons Hospice, which is now part of AccentCare, Inc.
Posts by Sam Reyes-Godbee
How to Support a Loved One With Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We've put together a list of ways you can support a loved one or a friend with cancer.
Celebration of Life Events in Orange County: Special Places to Visit
If you’re looking for Celebration of Life venues in Orange County, or just looking for a great, local spot to relax at, look no further. We've compiled a short list of special places to visit during your time here.
10 Thoughtful Sympathy Gifts or Gestures
Knowing what to say or do when someone close to you is grieving the loss of a loved one can be daunting. Creative and thoughtful gestures can provide comfort and peace in their time of need.
Memorial Releases: Celebrating a Life After Loss
There are many ways to acknowledge and celebrate a life well-lived through memorial keepsakes, memorial gardens, and memorial releases.
As Unique as Your Loved One: 7 Thoughtful DIY Memorial Keepsake Ideas
Naturally, you can’t keep everything that a loved one used to own. So how do you decide what to keep or how to repurpose some items so that they aren’t just taking up space in your house?
5 Reasons to Celebrate Nurses During National Nurses’ Week
We’re happy to celebrate nurses every May to honor all of the hard work and sacrifices they make to help the community. Here are five reasons why nurses make a difference and why they are always worth celebrating.
What is a Death Doula?
A death doula is someone who helps someone else in their transition of death. Not only can the doula assist the person who is dying, but they can also help families and friends as they deal with the loss.
14 Ways to Cope With Loss of Loved One on Valentine’s Day
While many people are thinking about their beloved, for people who have just dealt with the loss of a loved one, especially that of spouses or significant others, it can be a difficult time.
‘Dying Well’ and the ‘Death Positive’ Movement
A recent trend in the health and wellness industry is the discussion of “dying well.” More and more people are joining the “death positive” movement, a mindset to reduce anxiety about the concept of death.
Hospice Care – Everything You Need to Know
For many families, hospice care provides a safe, supportive, and dignified way to take care of someone as they approach the end of their life.
How to Write an Obituary
When we leave this world, we leave behind the story of our lives. It can be a daunting task to write an obituary while your head is swimming with grief.