JOURNEY JOURNAL... Lakeland, Florida
Thanks to the addition of a modern building that was annexed a few years ago, the Heath Funeral Chapel & Crematory has an updated facility that lends both enhancement and diversity. To complement their funeral chapel, a large reception room with an outdoor patio can accommodate up to 150 people for any type of catered affair. But it is accessed directly from the parking lot, so community functions or private events can be conducted there without exposing folks to a funerary milieu. However, the design is such that those who are there for services have easy access to the chapel as well as the crematorium, entailing only a walk into a hallway. An adjacent viewing room enables observation of the space in which the retort is visible.