Pastors give care packages to thank mid-state funeral workers

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Posted at 6:15 AM, Jan 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-06 07:29:05-05

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A group of mid-state pastors joined with the Urban League of Middle Tennessee to create the Celebrating our Comforters project, an effort to thank funeral directors and workers across the area.

"Those who have worked in the funeral home and crematory industry have borne the responsibility of dealing directly with the bodies of those that have been lost and the families of those who have lost their loved ones in the crisis," James McCarroll, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Murfreesboro said.

The project will give care packages to hundreds of funeral workers across the mid-state.

"These [boxes] are all of the funeral homes in Rutherford, Davidson, Wilson, Williamson and Sumner counties," McCarroll said. The boxes include gift cards, PPE and lapel pins for funeral directors.

On Tuesday, the group began giving out the care packages by dropping the first one off at Nelson and Sons Funeral Home in Murfreesboro.

"For them to take time out to recognize us, it's just a good experience," Albert Nelson said.

The group will continue giving out the gifts this Friday. They hope to do another round of packages next month.