I am inspired to publicly acknowledge the outstanding character and professionalism of Preston Charles. I have known Mr. Charles since 1998. I met him through my mother, Mrs. Shirley A. Merrick (deceased), proprietor of G & Shirley’s Health Foods, who introduced Preston Charles to our family because he inspires greatness and exudes palpable love…and that’s what Mom was about. Professional excellence, exceptional skill, ethics, empathy and a sense of divine purpose characterize Mr. Charles; concomitantly, these traits permeate the entire Preston Charles Funeral Home culture. I believe Preston Charles puts his wisdom and unparalleled, well-honed skills into realizing every family vision for the final service of their loved one. Mr. Charles is a man of God, a devoted family man and a community man. He is genuinely and enthusiastically involved in a beautifully dynamic private and public life where struggle, hurt and victory co-exist. Preston Charles understands and relates to people from various walks - seeing their common humanity while affirming their uniqueness. With Preston Charles and the special team he developed, you will feel comfortable throughout the funeral process. I’m not kidding when I say that you will have the assurance that you connected with “the best in God’s universe” to say farewell and forever love to your departed. Truly Cincinnati is blessed to have a man of such integrity, brilliance and love, serving the people at one of the most difficult times in the human experience! As Cincinnati got behind G. & Shirley’s and sustained us for forty years, we will be wise to fully embrace the blessing of the Preston Charles Funeral Home. Let us commit to it, empower it, and keep it strong for our beloved children…and their children’s children. -Valdasia S. Merrick
The passing of a loved one is an emotional challenge that we all experience at some time. You may feel that this is your last opportunity to do whatever you can for them.
The caring and experienced team at Preston Charles Funeral Home-Middletown and Lockland, Ohio are here to support you through this difficult time. We are here to help you make final arrangements that are meaningful, celebratory and attainable.
As you plan your loved ones' arrangements, please keep in mind we are committed to providing you with the best quality-service of compassionate, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals.
We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.