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Extending a Family Tradition

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Joy SmickJoy Smick
Grief Consultant


You are not alone. The Modetz Funeral Homes staff knows how important it is for you and your loved ones to have professionals assisting you with your grief and loss. We are committed to provide the aftercare and bereavement counseling you may need at no cost to you. You and your loved ones are encouraged to participate in these services.

The Horizons Support Group is a support group for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. This is an ongoing group available to anyone in the community. No reservation is required. No cost...simply come, share and listen.


First Monday of each month
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Danish Village
2566 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills (Meeting in craft room)

First & Third Mondays of each month
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Howarth United Methodist Church
550 Silverbell Rd. (1/4 mile east of Lapeer Rd.), Orion

Second & Fourth Mondays of each month
3:30pm - 5:30pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
47120 Romeo Plank Road, Macomb

Third & Fourth Wednesday of each month
7:00pm - 9:00p.m.

Rochester First Church of the Nazarene
1799 Walton Blvd., Rochester Hills

Our grief counselor, Joy Smick has been counseling grieving children and adults for over a decade. She writes our monthly Horizon's - A New Beginning newsletter and is the facilitator of the Horizon Support Group as well as provides lectures to local groups. Joy received her Master's degree in Counseling from Oakland University and majored in Psychology in her undergraduate studies. She is licensed by the State of Michigan and is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors. Joy continues to attend conferences, seminars, and workshops while researching the topics of grief and loss. Joy is available for phone and online consultation, as well as individual counseling. You may contact her at: 586 980-3554 or

To recieve our monthly Horizon's newsletter, please contact Lisa Foster at 248-371-3777 or by email at