Funeral services are really about love. They are about taking the time to acknowledge and share the significance of that person in your life and the lives of others. To celebrate a life and to acknowledge a loss. The most healing of services combine memories with comfort and encouragement. Our caring staff is here to help you during this difficult time.  

Every funeral service should be as unique as the person whose life we are celebrating. Our compassionate staff will help you to honor and celebrate your loved one with our wide selection of personalization options for both burial and cremation.  We also offer our Legacy Tribute Videos, Memory Portraits, Reflection Candles and our custom website where your loved one lives on through the special memories and photographs of family and friends. 

Stockings for Soldiers 2013

This year we collected 373 stockings with the help of generous people from areas all over Anne Arundel County. We were truly overwhelmed by the response we received from the community. On December 3, 2013 we, the staff at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, shipped 26 boxes to soldiers stationed overseas in active duty.

Soldiers Appreciation

Just part of a message from one of the units we sent stockings to stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan.

“The stockings were received before Christmas and we were speechless by how many were sent. We can't thank you enough for your generosity - but it's really just knowing that those at home still think about us oversees that means the most. It was interesting to hear how you received my information. It is really interesting to hear how we are all connected if we take the time to listen. Due to my position I have been blessed to be able to travel throughout the country and it is amazing to me how vastly different everything is here in so many ways. To hear the stories of those that have gone to great lengths to try to relocate in search of a better life for themselves and their families it makes me realize how very blessed we are to have been born in the United States of America. Even with all of our faults we enjoy so many more liberties and freedoms.”

Another message from a Soldier in Kuwait

"We absolutely loved the care packages and couldn't be more thankful for everyone's generous offerings. All the soldiers loved the stockings and other boxes we got. "

Veterans & Family Funeral Care The Veterans Choice