TENNESSEE

FUNERAL DIRECTORS

ASSOCIATION

TFDA President

TFDA President

B. Steven Spann
(Term 2016 - 17)
Spann Funeral Home
1961 Highway 48 North
Dickson, TN 37055
Phone: 615-446-1123
Email: spann@guptoncollege.edu

NFDA Representative

NFDA Representative

Chris Christian
(Term 2016 - 18)
Christian-Sells Funeral Home
P.O. Box 775
Rogersville, TN 37857
Phone: (423) 272-0555
Fax: (423) 272-0524
Email: chris@christiansells.com

The Undertaker's Prayer

Lord, today I wake to a new day.
Please grant me the patience
to go through today with calm empathy
for those I comfort during the most
distraught moments of their lives.
May I listen, console, and heal.
May I embrace them within my arms
and be their strength as you, my Lord,
have done so many times in my life.
May I be just, fair, and honest.
May I care for their loved one
in a dignified manner.
May I never forget that they are your creation.
And thus my Lord, I ask that you watch over my
family, who I surrender in order to achieve my destiny.
Lord, embrace my family within your loving
arms and be their strength, as they try to
comprehend my commitment to my profession.
Lord, may you distinguish my frail and
weary face that fateful day, whereupon I'll
be by your glorious presence.
I humbly kneel and pray,
In the name of Christ my Lord.
Amen.