Terrie Lynn Lockwood Owner/Manager
Richard and Terrie Lockwood purchased the funeral home and changed the name to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home, Inc. The Lockwood's have lived in Grayling since 1994. The goal of serving the community and personalizing the service to individual needs is utmost in the mission of this family operated business. Terrie is the Licensed Funeral Director and other members of the family work together to help families at one of the most difficult times in their lives. Becoming a funeral director is the realization and fulfillment of a dream that began in high school and after 20 years as a Registered Nurse, Terrie changed professions and completed the education and apprenticeship that is required in the State of Michigan to obtain a license to practice as a Mortuary Science Licensee. Thus a new chapter in the history of funeral service is underway in Grayling, Michigan.
Since purchasing the funeral home, Terrie has taken the opportunity to attend several educational offerings to keep up to date on changes in funeral service.
In 2006, Terrie became a Certified Funeral Celebrant. A Certified Funeral Celebrant is able to conduct a funeral service and bring forth many of the accomplishments of the deceased in their living years as well as add unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined the loved one. This type of service may provide an alternative to families that are not affiliated with a church or who do not wish to have a traditional service. The essence of the service will be based on the remembrances of the family.
Clinton W. Ross Licensed Funeral Director
In August of 2011, Clinton Ross joined the staff at Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home just after graduating from Wayne State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science; passed the National Board Exam; and in April of 2012, passed the Michigan State Board exam to become a licensed funeral director.
Clinton looks forward to staying in the Grayling area and serving the needs of the community along side Terrie and Rick Lockwood.
Rick Lockwood Owner
Rick is not licensed, but wears many hats at the funeral home and generally does whatever is necessary to help our funeral home run smoothly. He offers compassionate care to those in need of our assistance. Rick has attended funeral service conventions and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant(CPC).
CPC is a program sponsored by the National Funeral Directors Association to provide non-licensed personnel with a knowledge of funeral service to assist families coming to the funeral home.
Rick is the person that we rely on when a family desires to put a DVD of photos together for visitations and services.
Dick and Alice Smith
Dick and Alice Smith are Terrie's parents and they assist at different levels as needed. They have always been behind Terrie in her educational and professional goals and have never told her that she couldn't do something. Dick knows that it would just fuel her fire to succeed. Dick passed away in 2014. His last public outing before he died was to attend the Open House that was held on October 5, 2014 at the funeral home. Alice is at a very part time status but still a vital part of our history.
Head Greeter and Comforter, along with his sidekick and daughter Roxie.
The truth is that they are inseparable and enjoy hearing the words "Lets go to work" every morning.